Basic Resume Writing. Develop an effective resume for today's jobmarket. 10 a.m. to noon, 401 Hungerford Dr., Rockville. Sponsor:Montgomery County Commission for Women, Counseling and CareerCenter. Cost: $20. Contact: 240-777-8300. Web site:www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/CFWworkshop/.
Entrepreneurship: Starting and Growing a Successful Business. Aroundtable discussion on how successful owners grow their business.7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Fairfax County Economic Development Authority,8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 450, Vienna. Host: George Mason UniversityBusiness Roundtable. Cost: Pre-paid, $20; at door, $25. Web site:gmubrmarch2011.eventbrite.com/.
High-Impact Resumes. How to write a resume that highlights yourrelevant skills and experience. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4407 Aspen HillRd., Rockville. Sponsors: Montgomery County Public Libraries,Montgomery County Commission for Women, Counseling and CareerCenter. Contact: 240-773-9410. Web site: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/libraries/.
Start Your Business. Seminar on the essential steps for startinga small business. 6 to 8:30 p.m., The George Washington UniversityVirginia Science and Technology Campus, Exploration Hall, Room 101,20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Sponsor: Loudoun Small BusinessDevelopment Center. Cost: pre-registered, $10; at door, $15.Contact: Cathy Campbell, 703-430-7222. Web site:www.loudounsbdc.org.
Greening the Government. Panelists from government agencies willdiscuss what their agencies are doing to "green" their internalactivities and help communities across the country become moresustainable. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., National Trust for HistoricPreservation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington. Host: ICFInternational and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.Contact: Billy Grayson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-862-1203. Web site:www.publicpolicy.umd.edu/greening_govt.html.
Social Networking for Small Businesses. Learn how to make socialmedia and online marketing work for your business. 8 to 9:30 a.m.,Washington Guest Suites, 100 S. Reynolds St., Alexandria. Host:Weba. Cost: Weba member, free; nonmember, $7. Contact: NancyBenjamin, email@example.com or 703-751-2800.
Business Opportunity Mixer. Networking event offers entrepreneursan opportunity to meet other local business people, discuss commonchallenges and share solutions. 8 to 10 a.m., 1st Commonwealth Bankof Virginia, 2500 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Sponsor: BizLaunch, theGreater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Clarendon Allianceand 1st Commonwealth Bank of Virginia. Contact: Jennifer Howell,firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-228-0862. Web site:www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/bizlaunch/events.
Sustainability Hour. Meet and network with individualsrepresenting businesses, nonprofits, government agencies andentrepreneurs who are committed to promoting sustainable practicesand developing business opportunities. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., City FirstBank of DC, 1432 U St. NW, Washington. Sponsor: Sustainable BusinessNetwork of Washington and City First Bank. Cost: SBNOW member, free;nonmember, $20. Web site: www.sbnow.org.
Break into the Export/Import Business. Workshop on how to spotimport/export opportunities, identify potential products and arrangefor shipping and customs clearances. 6:30 to 9 p.m., 1726 20th St.NW, Washington. Sponsor: First Class Lifelong Learning Center. Cost:$45. Contact: Debra Leopold, email@example.com or 202-797-5102. Website: www.takeaclass.org.
Business Alliance Grubstake Breakfast. Network with investors,see latest technologies, view presentations by pre-screenedcompanies seeking growth capital and learn from investor speakers.7:30 to 10:15 a.m., Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons CornerBlvd., McLean. Sponsor: Business Alliance for Innovation andEntrepreneurship. Cost: $60-90. Contact: 703-286-0965 firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.businessalliance.org.
Writing a Winning Business Plan. Workshop covers plan conceptsand the written material each plan must include. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,American Bar Association Building, 740 15th St. NW, third floor,Washington. Sponsor: Service Corps of Retired Executives. Cost: $60.Contact: 202-272-0390. Web site: www.scoredc.org.
Effective Strategies for the Internet Job Search. How to use theInternet to research companies, identify openings, make contacts andpost your resume. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 19840 Century Blvd.,Germantown. Sponsors: Montgomery County Public Libraries, MontgomeryCounty Commission for Women, Counseling and Career Center. Contact:240-777-0110. Web site: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/libraries.
State of the Economy in Fairfax. Gerry Gordon, president andchief executive of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority,discusses the region, 6 to 9 p.m., George Mason University, 4400University Dr., Fairfax. Sponsor: Syndicate Business NetworkingGroup. Cost: $55. Contact: 703-401-6339. Web site:www.thesyndicateva.com.
A Networking Reception. A networking event for technology sectorprofessionals to "gather, grip and grin" for networking purposes. 6to 9 p.m., Gua-Rapo/Nena, 2039 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Sponsor:Washington Network Group. Cost: member, $20; nonmember, $40.Contact: 202-455-4504 or email@example.com. Web site:www.washingtonnetworkgroup.com.
Send potential listings to firstname.lastname@example.org at least twoweeks in advance. Model your entry on the information above, and putthe event date in the subject line.