Tuesday

Grow or Go Home —The Road to Profitability. This seminar will provide business owners with information on what lenders are looking for in a business plan and growth strategy. It is also intended to show marketing executives and sales leaders how they can grow market share and help their companies become profitable. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. 6011 University Blvd., Suite 370, Ellicott City. Sponsor: Sales & Marketing Executives International. Cost: $20 to $50. Web site: www.smei-profitability-esearch.eventbrite.com.

Wednesday

Soup to Nuts: Marketing to the Government. This seminar will review the 2012 government contracting landscape and demystify the process of pursuing and winning government contracts. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kappa Alpha Psi Multipurpose Facility, 6343 S. Kings Hwy., Alexandria. Sponsor: Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $35. Web site: www.nvbccmarketinggovcon-esearch.eventbrite.com.

Saturday

Financial Breakthrough Live. This seminar will discuss a 10-step method for gaining control of finances and eliminating debt. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 7001 Loisdale Rd., Suite C, Springfield. Sponsor: Community Business Partnership. Cost: $25. Web site: www.financialbreakthroughlive-esearch.eventbrite.com.

Dodd-Frank and the Individual Investor. This seminar will discuss the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and current Securities and Exchange Commission rulemakings on individual investors. 9 to 11:30 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 4641 Kenmore Ave., Alexandria. Sponsor: American Association of Individual Investors, DC Metro Chapter. Cost: $28 to $38. Web site: www.aaiidcmetro.com.

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