LinkedIn. This seminar will help participants understand the value of LinkedIn. 7 to 9:00 p.m. MOCA DC Galleries, 1054 31st Street NW. Sponsor: Professionals in the City. Cost: $30, or $25 with promo. Contact: Heidi McLain, 301-498-7340. Web site:


Strengthen Your Business by Strengthening Your Brand. Learn how to create a brand strategy and a framework for defining the brand experience. 6 to 8:30 p.m. George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus, Exploration Hall, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Cost: $25, or $30 at door. Web site:

Minority Business Programs Workshop. This workshop helps participants learn about minority business enterprise and disadvantaged business enterprise certification, as well as airport concessions. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Germantown Innovation Center, 20271 Goldenrod Lane, Germantown, Md. Sponsor: Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, African American Chamber of Commerce and Maryland Department of Transportation. Cost: Free. Web site:


Presenting Financial Information to Board Members. This seminar is to help executive directors, chief operating officers and chief financial officers better educate the board of directors about various committees that deal with financial matters, an organization’s interim and annual financial statements, internal controls and fraud risk, auditor rotation and other matters. noon to 2 p.m. RAFFA, 1899 L Street NW, Suite 600. Sponsor: RAFFA Learning Community. Cost: Free. Web site:


Basics of International Trade. This workshop offers an overview of export licensing requirements; finding overseas markets and contacts; shipping; getting paid; using a customs broker or freight forwarder; and basics of import requirements. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mason Enterprise Center, 202 Church Street SE, Leesburg. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Cost: $25, or $30 at the door. Web site:


Boost Your Business Workshop. This workshop helps participants make better use of networking events. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Greenbelt Training Facility, 25 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Sponsor: Petty Consulting and Destiny Marketing Group. Cost: $25 to $30. Web site:

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