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THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY : Columbia County Chamber of Commerce's SuCCessful Superwoman's brunch; 10:30 a.m.; DoubleTree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta; $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers; (706) 651-0018

THURSDAY : Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours; 5-7 p.m.; Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken; free for members, (803) 641-1111

THURSDAY : Estate and tax plan-ning seminar, Aiken attorneys Bill Tucker and Buzz Rich; 4:30 p.m.; University of South Carolina Aiken Pickens-Salley House; free, (803) 641-3630

UPCOMING

MAY 3 : Starting Your Own Business workshop; 6 p.m.; Augusta Small Business Development Center, 1450 Greene St., Suite 3500, Augusta; $69, (706) 721-4545

MAY 5 : Columbia County Chamber of Commerce post-legislative breakfast; 7 a.m.; Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; free for members, $20 nonmembers; (706) 651-0018

MAY 5 : Launching Your Own Web Site to the Global Marketplace workshop; 9 a.m.; Augusta Small Business Development Center, 1450 Greene St., Suite 3500, Augusta; $95, (706) 721-4545

MAY 10 : Grow Your Business With Google, a workshop in partnership with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center; 9 a.m.; Augusta Technical College, Building 300; $49, (706) 721-4545

MAY 10 : Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Experts, topic is guidelines for loan engagement; 7:30 a.m.; Serotta Maddocks Evans CPAs, 701 Greene St., Suite 200, Augusta; $20 for members; (706) 821-1318

MAY 13 : Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Corporate Challenge; 1-4 p.m.; Adventure Crossing, 4350 Wheeler Road, Augusta; members only; (706) 651-0018

MAY 30 : Intermediate QuickBooks training; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; The Cleveland Group CPAs, 3740 Executive Center Drive, Augusta; $99; (706) 288-2800

ONGOING

- Free counseling for small-business owners and entrepreneurs; SCORE, a nonprofit volunteer organization, helps with developing business and marketing plans, record keeping, or general business problems; (706) 793-9998 in Augusta, (803) 279-2323 in North Augusta and (803) 641-1111 in Aiken

- Real estate career seminars; 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 4434 Columbia Road, Suite 204, Martinez, (706) 364-4234

- Free small-business consulting; Small Business Development Center, Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St., Suite 3500; helps with developing or updating business plans and financial projections, identifying sources of capital, establishing record-keeping, accessing market data, creating marketing strategies, strategic planning and suppliers; by appointment; (706) 721-4545

- The NoonTime Networkers chapter of Business Network International; 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, DoubleTree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway; Amy Kilpatrick, (706) 364-9872

- Leads at Lunch chapter of Business Network International; 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, DoubleTree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway; Amy Kilpatrick, (706) 364-9872

- Business Network International AikeNetWorks! chapter; 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Woodside Plantation Clubhouse, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive, Aiken; (706) 364-9872

- Business Network International Referrals & More chapter; 7 a.m. Wednesdays, T-Bonz, 2856 Washington Road; Amy Kilpatrick, (706) 364-9872

- Business Network International Augusta Lunch Leaders chapter; 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Sixth at Watkins Restaurant, 559 Watkins St.; (706) 364-9872

- Business Network International Business at Breakfast chapter; 7 a.m. Wednesdays, The Garlic Clove, 4461 Washington Road, Evans; (706) 394-2605

- Business Network International First Things First chapter; 7:30 a.m. Thursdays, Forest Hills Country Club, 1500 Comfort Road; (706) 364-9872

- Eliminate Your Mortgage and Consumer Debt workshop; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Hawthorn Suites, 4049 Jimmie Dyess Parkway; free; RSVP, (706) 564-5885

- President's Club; reinforcement of sales training systems; 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 699 Broad St., Suite 1001; (706) 432-0040

- Real Estate Career Information: Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate, Tom Horner, (706) 312-5800, thorner@blanchardand calhoun.com

- President's Club and Foundations Classes; reinforcement of Sandler Training for business owners, managers and sales representatives; 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays: Sandler Sales Institute, 936 Broad St., Suite 2003; (706) 432-0040

- Homebuyer workshops; Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America; Saturdays, free; sign up at www.naca.com or (706) 855-7464 or (888) 302-6222.

- Free and low-cost classes and seminars for entrepreneurs and small-business owners; University of Georgia Augusta Small Business Development Center, 1450 Greene St., Suite 3500; (706) 721-4545

- Foreign and Southern accent reduction; improve business and professional skills; Snyder Speech Therapy Services; (706) 860-9385

- Construction management; learn the risks before hiring a contractor for commercial project; PCM Construction Consultants; pcmgtgroup@ comcast.net or (706) 373-0585

- Keller Williams Realty; personalized sessions for anyone considering a real estate career; The Atrium, 3633 Wheeler Road; (706) 868-3772


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