26 Doing Business with Japan 7:30 a.m. IBEAR Program at USC's Marshall School Popovich Hall, USC $2,150 (213) 740-7130

Start-Up Business Orientation Noon Small Business Development Center 330 N. Brand Blvd., #190, Glendale Free (818) 552-3321

SBA Loan Pre-Qualification Program 1:00 p.m. Small Business Development Center 10221 Compton Ave., #103, L.A. Free (213) 473-5115

Strategies for Success 6:30 p.m. Consumer Credit Counseling Service of L.A. 4929 Wilshire Blvd., #400, L.A. Free (800) 750-2227

27 Latest Developments in Employee Privacy 7:30 a.m. Arter & Hadden 5959 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills Free (818) 596-2284

Small Business Tax Workshop 8:30 a.m. Small Business Development Center 3233-C Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica Free (310) 398-8883

Employee Retention 11:30 a.m. Professional in Human Resources Association 1250 E. Harvard Road, Burbank $30 (626) 683-1630

Single-Source Publishing w/WebWorks 6:00 p.m. Society for Technical Communication Sheraton, 5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City $25 (213) 896-2982

Seminar: Tax Update & Savings 7:00 p.m. Small Business Development Center 6090 N. Irwindale Ave., Irwindale Free (909) 629-8310

28 Entrepreneurial Repartee 7:30 a.m. Software Council of Southern California Sheraton, 5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City $40 (310) 328-0043

eMediatainmentWorld 8:00 a.m. eMarketWorld Westin Bonaventure, 404 S. Figueroa St., L.A. $1,295 (800) 535-1812

Workers' Comp Update 2000 8:00 a.m. Council on Education Management Hyatt Regency, 711 S. Hope St., L.A. $295 (800) 942-4494

Expanding Business in International Trade 8:30 a.m. Los Angeles Office of International Trade 350 S. Figueroa St., #172, L.A. $15 (213) 680-9234

Filming Revenue: Increase Your Bottom Line 11:30 a.m. Institute of Real Estate Management Omni Hotel, 251 S. Olive St., L.A. $40 (213) 633-1990

How to Find a Foreign Buyer 1:00 p.m. Small Business Development Center 300 W. Second St., #203, Pomona $25 (909) 629-2247

Marketing Your Service or Product 6:00 p.m. Small Business Development Center 330 N. Brand Blvd., #190, Glendale Free (818) 552-3321

Writing a Business Plan 6:00 p.m. Women's Enterprise Development Corp. 1851 N. Gaffey St., #F, San Pedro $15 (310) 832-4222

Cleaning Up Your Credit Report 6:30 p.m. Consumer Credit Counseling Service of L.A. 505 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena Free (800) 750-2227

Public Workshop on Neighborhood Councils 6:30 p.m. Department of Neighborhood Empowerment 4204 Radford Ave., Studio City Free (213) 485-1360

Domestic Partnership & Immigration Policy 7:00 p.m. Beverly Hills Bar Assn. Museum of Tolerance Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., L.A. $5 (310) 553-6644

29 Government Agencies Update 8:00 a.m. Foreign Trade Assn. of Southern California Hilton, 5711 W. Century Blvd., L.A. $55 (213) 627-0634

Urban Myths of Employment Law 9:00 a.m. Small Business Development Center 19701 Hamilton Ave., #170, Torrance $25 (310) 965-4824

How H.R. Affects Business Valuation 6:00 p.m. Software Council of Southern California Marriott, 21850 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills $50 (310) 328-0043

Investing in Tax-Deferred Variable Annuities 6:00 p.m. Salomon Smith Barney 9665 Wilshire Blvd., #700, Beverly Hills Free (213) 486-8814

30 Sheriff Lee Baca: State of Law Enforcement Noon Mexican American Chamber of Commerce Taix Restaurant, 1911 Sunset Blvd., L.A. $30 (323) 269-1092

5 Publicity, Promotion, Advertising and You 9:30 a.m. Service Corps of Retired Executives 330 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale $20 (818) 552-3206

6 Creative Sales Through Marketing 9:30 a.m. Service Corps of Retired Executives 3600 Wilshire Blvd., #L-100, L.A. $20 (818) 552-3206

Start-Up Basics 10:00 a.m. Women's Enterprise Development Corp. 19401 S. Vermont Ave., #G-104, Torrance $15 (310) 832-4222

Management & Operations Luncheon Noon Industry Manufacturers Council Sheraton, One Industry Hills Parkway, La Puente $15 (626) 968-3737

7 Salute to Businesses Supporting Education 7:30 a.m. El Segundo Chamber of Commerce Embassy Suites, El Segundo $15 (310) 322-1220

Pleasing Hard-to-Please Customers Noon Small Business Development Center 3233-C Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica Free (310) 398-8883

8 Starting and Operating Your Own Business 8:15 a.m. Service Corps of Retired Executives Fashion Square, Sherman Oaks $20 (818) 552-3206

Paralegal Certificate Course 9:00 a.m. Center for Legal Studies Loyola Marymount University, L.A. $845 (800) 522-7737

Rollover/IRA Seminar 10:00 a.m. PaineWebber Crowne Plaza Hotel, Redondo Beach Free (562) 495-5542

10 Doing Business with Mexico 7:30 a.m. IBEAR Program at USC's Marshall School Popovich Hall, USC $1,750 (213) 740-7130

Temple City Friendly Club 50th Anniversary 6:00 p.m. Temple City Toastmasters Club 9 W. Las Tunas Drive, Arcadia $9 (626) 403-1760

11 Laws, Loopholes & Shelters for Business Owners 9:00 a.m. Small Business Development Center 19701 Hamilton Ave., #170, Torrance $25 (310) 965-4824

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