Thursday: Meeting of the National Association of Purchasing Management Augusta chapter; Cafe on the Green, 2701 Washington Road; 6 p.m.; dinner provided; newcomers welcome; for reservations call Carol, (803) 474-0982; or Sylvia, 860-7719.
Jan. 14: Start your own business; the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center Network, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $35; 737-1790.
Jan. 16: Smart marketing course; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; UGA Small Business Development Center; $35; 737-1790.
Jan. 20: Website Optimization & Marketing; presented by the Technology Division of the HBA Group; Small Business Incubator, 3140 Augusta Tech Drive; advanced tuition $149, includes free CD-ROM training and marketing material; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 792-1427 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 21: QuickBooks Pro seminar, by Sonia Gowen; qualifies for A & A CPE credit; 701 Greene St., Suite 200; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; continental breakfast and lunch provided; $195 due at registration; Dawn Hatfield, 722-5337.
Jan. 21: Writing a business plan; UGA Small Business Development Center; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $35; 737-1790.
Jan. 28: Small business bookkeeping; UGA Small Business Development Center; 6:30-8:30 p.m; $35; 737-1790.
Jan. 30: North Augusta Chamber of Commerce 2003 Annual Meeting and Banquet; guest speaker Ret. Maj. Gen. Perry Smith, USAF; North Augusta Community Center; 6 p.m.; $35 per person; $300 for corporate table of eight.
Feb. 2: Certification course in operating systems and core hardware; Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Computerland; Don Strogonoff, 823-1449 or www.catg.com.
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 Session I of financial strategies seminar, taught by Thomas Herlong; the University of South Carolina, Penland Administration Building Room 110; 6:30-9:15 p.m.; $69 in advance and $79 at the door; Session II runs Feb. 5, 13, 20 and 27; (803) 641-3288.
March 4: Course on CompTIA Security+, CompTIA's newest certification; 10 evenings; ComputerLand; Don Strogonoff, 823-1449.
March 11: Course on living debt-free, taught by Carol Waldo; University of South Carolina Aiken, Business and Education Room 144; 6:30-9 p.m.; $45 (includes workbook); (803) 641-3288.
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