- Tuesday: Writing a Business Plan; find out why a business plan is critical to success; 6:30- 8:30 p.m.; University of Georgia Small Business Development Center; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; $40, R.S.V.P. to 737-1790.
- Tuesday: Marketing: An Investment in Your Business, free seminar; 8-9 a.m., Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce; R.S.V.P. to (803) 641-1111.
- Tuesday: ABC Connection, Doing Business with Local, State & Federal Government, by Lloyd T. Watts of Georgia Tech; noon, North Augusta Chamber of Commerce.
- Tuesday: Free legal clinic on real estate and tenant/landlord issues by the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program, speaker Bradley L. Boni of Aiken; 6:30-8 p.m., Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St.; for information, call (800) 395-3425, ext. 158.
- Thursday and March 23: APICS CSRA chapter, three-day Execution and Control of Operations CPIM Review Course; for registration information call Patti Lee at 868-3811.
- Thursday: The Fine Art of Event and Conference Management, seminar by Ann Howard Hittle of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Enterprise Mill Starch Building; $30 members, $40 nonmembers; register at 823-9718 or go to www.gcn.org.
- Thursday: Augusta chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders monthly meeting with speaker Dr. Paul Fischer; 6 p.m., 1305 Interstate Parkway; free; contact Janice Douglas at 721-5093.
- Friday: Augusta-Aiken chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management monthly professional development breakfast meeting; 7:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott Hotel; succession planning presentation by Dorothy Stubblebine, the managing principal of DJS Associates Inc.; session pre-approved for HRCI recertification credits; R.S.V.P. to Melissa Brandt at 774-5753.
- Friday: National Association of Purchasing Management-Augusta seminar, Fundamentals of Negotiations: A Buyer's Greatest Asset, by William Agee, certified master negotiator; event counts for six hours of continuing education credits; members free, nonmembers $99; contact James Harris at 721-2216 or Sylvia Humphrey at 860-7719.
- Friday: National Association of Purchasing Management-Augusta monthly meeting; speaker William Agee, certified master negotiator, will give presentation on disaster plans; contact Sylvia Humphrey at 860-7719.
l March 21: Small Business Bookkeeping: Understanding the Basics, for small business owners; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; University of Georgia Small Business Development Center; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; $40, R.S.V.P. to 737-1790.
l March 22: Understanding Veteran's Benefits from a Small Business Perspective; free program by Jorge Valentin-Stone of the U.S. Small Business Administration; 1-4 p.m. Augusta Technical College, Building 1000; call 737-1790.
l March 22: Small Business Certifications, free seminar by Georgia Tech covering the benefits of participating in the 8(a), Small Disadvantaged Business and other government set-aside programs; 9 a.m.-noon, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; register at www.gtpac.org or call 729-2076.
l March 23: Show Me the Money! Strategies for Successful Fund Raising, seminar by Miranda Prineas Austin of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Enterprise Mill Starch Building; $30 members, $40 nonmembers; register at 823-9718or go to www.gcn.org.
l March 29: QuickBooks: An introduction to the Intuit accounting software; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Augusta State University, Galloway Hall, Room 215; $175; includes comprehensive workbook, work disk continental breakfast and lunch; R.S.V.P. to 737-1790.
l April 27: Winning the War on Talent: Nonprofit Recruitment, Retention and More; seminar by Ryan Tucker of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Enterprise Mill Conference Room, Suite 125; $30 members, $40 nonmembers; register at 823-9718 or go to www.gcn.org.
- April 29: Walking Your Way Through Bundling Issues; Augusta chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders seminar with speaker Vicky O'Neil discussing correct Coding Initiative Edits; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; advance tickets $180 members, $220 nonmember; contact Janice Douglas at 721-5093
l May 18: Communications Planning for Nonprofits; Learn communication planning techniques-identifying audiences, conducting research and more; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Enterprise Mill Conference Room, Suite 125; $30 members, $40 nonmembers; register at 706-823-9718 or go to www.gcn.org
- Free counseling for small-business owners and entrepreneurs, SCORE Associates, a nonprofit volunteer organization, call 793-9998 in Augusta, (803) 641-1111 in Aiken and 279-2323 in North Augusta for an appointment.
- Instructor-led online courses; Augusta State University Education to Go program; call 736-1636 for schedule or go to www.ced.aug.edu and click on "courses."
- Word of Mouth Network, group seeks network of 200 entrepreneurs and businesspeople for a referral network; call Richard Banks (706) 736-5020 for an e-mail providing a concise overview.
- The NoonTime Network-ers, area chapter of Business Network International; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays; Club House on Washington Road.
- The Augusta Network Club, a group of noncompeting business people who have informal meetings; 8 a.m. every other Thursday; no dues; call Charles Scavullo Sr. at (706) 737-9177.
- The Leads at Lunch chapter of Business Networking International meets every Tuesday at 11:30 at T-Bonz Banquet Hall at 2860 Washington Road; non competing professionals whose purpose is to exchange business referrals; current opening for a computer repair technician; call Debbie at 364-6612
- The Referrals at Breakfast meeting of Business Network International, every Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Marriott Courtyard on Stevens Creek Road; call Wesley Ott at (706) 832-2848.
- Augusta Residential Network Club, group of noncompeting business people who deal with residential customers on a daily basis, 8 a.m. every other Thursday; no dues; call Heath Jefferson at (706) 267-2228.
- Georgia-Carolina Investment Club is looking for members. If you are interested in real estate investing, call Bert Ellis for details at (803) 645-7883.
- Business Network International Pro-Active Professionals chapter; meets Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Cleveland & Anderson CPAs on Davis Road; call Angela Brock at 868-5916 for details.
- Business Network International First Things First chapter; meets Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at Cleveland & Anderson CPAs on Davis Road; call Adam Williams at 868-5916 for details.
- The Entrepreneur's Source, an international network of self-employment coaches who work with individuals and companies that are looking for opportunies for business ownership or expansion; call Angela Payne at 868-9420.
- Software training for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and other applications; daytime and evening classes offered Monday through Saturday; Computer Link, (706) 860-8313, 596 Bobby Jones Expressway.
- Microsoft Office User Specialist tests; MCSE, A+, N+, and I-NET+; Savannah River College; call Shannon Thomas at (706) 738-5046.
- In-store training and certification classes for home and office software; PRONET Computer Stores; call 855-9070.
- Microsoft Small Business Server; install-it-yourself workshop for small-business owners by Network Consultants; $99, visit augustasoftwaretraining.com for details.
- Work From Home; one-hour seminar on being your own boss; The Guest House Inn; Tuesdays; call (877) 821-5542.
- Free financial retirement seminar to develop your "Plan B." Call (706) 798-7626 or (706) 414-7313.
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