Monday

Career Seminar. Understand your options, identify your unique skills and interests and address obstacles that may be preventing you from achieving your career goals. 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. 888 16th Street NW. Sponsor: Professionals in the City. Cost: $30. Contact: 202-686-5990. Website: www.prosinthecity.com.

Introduction to GSA Schedules. This workshop outlines the history and benefits of GSA schedules and how to go about getting on one. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 441 4th St. NW, Room 1117. Sponsor: D.C. Procurement Technical Assistance Center (DC-PTAC). Website: bizdc.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=36626.

Should Congress Consider a Value Added Tax? A discussion featuring former congressman Phil English and William G. Gale, a co-director at the Urban Brookings Tax Policy Center. 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 529 14th St. NW. Sponsor: CPA and EconomyinCrisis.org. Contact: ybarberena@porterwright.org.

Tuesday

Staying Relevant to a Changed Customer.A retail consultant with the Virginia Small Business Development Center addresses how independent retailers can adapt and thrive in a changed economy. 8 a.m-10 a.m. Village at Leesburg, 1601 Village Market Blvd., Suite 100, Leesburg. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center and Village at Leesburg. Cost: Free but registration is required. Contact: 703-430-7222. Website: bit.ly/14E4rCK.

Thursday

Writing a Winning Business Plan Workshop. This workshop helps participants prepare a professional business plan to start a business and/or obtain a loan. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bank of America Building, 730 15th Street NW. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $50. Contact: 202-619-1000. Website: washingtondc.score.org/localworkshops.

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