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Washington area business events for the week of Jan. 23

Monday

Destination: Mobile. Hear about innovations and opportunities in travel and hospitality. 6 to 9 p.m. Arent Fox, 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW. Sponsor: Arent Fox, Kony and MoMo-DC. Free. Web site: momodcjan2012.eventbrite.com.

Thursday

Writing a Winning Business Plan. Learn about the essential materials in a professional business plan including business description, market analysis and plan, operations and management, financing and financial projections to include balance sheet, income and cash flow. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Bar Association Building, 740 15th St. NW, third floor. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $50. Contact: 202-272-0390. Web site: washingtondc.score.org .

Arts, Culture, and Tourism: Strategies for Success. Learn about best practices and strategies for arts and cultural organizations. Noon to 5:30 p.m. Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Sponsor: Cultural Tourism DC. Cost: $20 to $75. Contact: Pamela A. Jafari, 202-626-1149. Web site: www.culturaltourismdc.org.

China-U.S. Relations. This seminar will discuss the U.S.-China business relationship in 2012 and the role China will play in the upcoming U.S. presidential election. 5:30 to 7 p.m. 1730 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 275. Sponsors: DC Booth Alumni Club and China Business Group. Cost: $3.80. Contact: Les Johnson, les@lesjohnsona.com. Web site: www.eventbrite.com/event/
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Using QuickBooks Financial Software. This seminar teaches how to set up a company in QuickBooks, write checks, make deposits, prepare invoices, perform bank reconciliations and run reports. 2009 14th St. N, Suite 202, Arlington. Free. Sponsor: Demeo. Contact: 703-340-5194. Web site: www.demeocpa.com.

Start Your Business. This seminar will lead participants through the steps for starting a small business. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mason Enterprise Center-Leesburg, 202 Church St. SE, Leesburg, Va. 20175. Cost: $10, online registration; $15, at door. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Web site: www.loudounsbdc.org.

Friday

Funding Your Business Growth. Learn the ins and outs of bank loans. 8 to 11 a.m., Loudoun County Public Schools Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, Va. Cost: Free. Sponsor: Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, Town of Leesburg, Mason Enterprise Center and Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Contact: Cathy Campbell, 703-430-7222. Web site: www.loudounsbdc.org.

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