Social Media Outlook 2013. This series brings together senior executives in the Mid-Atlantic to discuss technology and marketing issues in a conversational roundtable environment. 7:30 to 10 a.m., Gannett/USA Today Corporate Headquarters, 7950 Jones Branch Dr., McLean. Sponsor: Potomac Tech Wire. Cost: $69. Web site: socialmediaoutlook2013.eventbrite.
SharePoint 2010 Styling and Branding. This four-day training session will help participants learn advanced techniques, tips and tricks to create a SharePoint 2010 site. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Holiday Inn Dulles, 45425 Holiday Dr., Sterling. Sponsor: SusQtech. Web site: www.eventbrite.com/event/
Women in Business Leadership. This luncheon will cover business planning topics. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fujiya House, 1489 Carl D. Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg. Sponsor: Six Degrees. Cost: $16 to $22. Web site: womeninbusinessleadership-eorg.
Capital Area Franchise Fair. Learn about area franchising opportunities. 1 to 5:30 p.m., Reston Association Conference Center, 12001 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston. Sponsors: FranNet of Virginia, Community Business Partnership and SCORE. Cost: $35 to $45. Web site: franchisefairwinter2012.
Franchise Fundamentals. A franchise lawyer will explain what franchising is, its advantages and disadvantages, selecting the right franchise, determining when a business is ready to be franchised, and other financial, legal and business considerations. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mason Enterprise Center, 202 Church St. SE, Leesburg. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Cost: $25 online, $30 at door. Web site: loudounsbdc.eventbrite.com.
Writing a Winning Business Plan. This workshop covers the essentials of a business plan and the written materials each plan must include. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Bar Association, 740 15th St. NW, third floor. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $50. Contact: 202-272-0390. Web site: washingtondc.score.org.
Power of Tweaks 2-in-1 Seminar. Learn how to be a better speaker. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1757 Golf Club, 45120 Waxpool Rd., Sterling. Sponsor: Fox Talks. Web site: poweroftweaksseminar11302012.
A Workshop on Design Thinking. Design Thinking started as a creative approach to designing user-friendly products such as Apple computers. Now it is being used to address difficult societal challenges worldwide. Learn how. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Grameen Foundation, 1101 15th St. NW, third floor. Sponsor: Social Enterprise Program, School of International Service, American University. Cost: $15 to $25. Web site: rethinkdesignworkshop.
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