Commercial Real Estate. A networking event for brokers, agents and investors. 10:30 a.m. Dulles Area Association of Realtors, 21720 Red Rum Dr., Suite 177, Ashburn. Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Marketing Association. Cost: Member, $25, lunch included. Web site:

Business Counseling 101. One-on-one counseling and networking with other local entrepreneurs. 11 a.m. to noon. Mason Enterprise Center, 4031 University Dr., Suite 200, Fairfax. Sponsor: Mason Small Business Development Center. Free. Contact: Mona Olsen, 703-277-7747. Web site:

How to Become an 8(a) Company. A workshop covering 8(a) requirements and how to apply. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., American Bar Association Building, 740 15th St. NW, third floor. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $30. Contact: 202-272-0390. Web site:


Art as a Business. A seminar on how artists can engage collectors, master merchandising basics, market and advertise their work through social media, and embrace the business side of selling art. 8 to 10 a.m. Mason Enterprise Center-Leesburg, 202 Church St. SE, Leesburg. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Cost: $25 online, $30 at the door. Contact: Cathy Campbell, 703-430-7222. Web site:

Accounting for Small Business. A workshop on accounting principles, financial statements, general business records, taxes and management accounting for non-accountants. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Bar Association building, 740 15th St. NW, third floor. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $50. Call 202-272-0390. Web site:


Trading and Investing Ideas in 2012. A seminar that looks at investing for long-term growth as well as trading for speculative profit and income. 9 to 11:30 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 4641 Kenmore Ave., Alexandria. Sponsor: American Association of Individual Investors, Washington, D.C., Metro Chapter. Cost: $28 to $38. Web site:

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