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Business meetings and conferences for week of Dec. 10

Tuesday

How to Write a Business Plan, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. This workshop will cover the basics of writing a business plan and how it can help you focus your business, obtain financing and keep your business on track. It is relevant for everybody in business, from the person just planning to start to the seasoned entrepreneur. Preregister online or by calling. (274-7232, aksbdc.org)

Thursday

Loan Briefing, 1 p.m., Small Business Administration, 420 L St. Interested in finding out about SBA's Guaranty Loan Programs to finance your business? Presentation by SBA's loan specialist Nelida Irvine. Attend in person or watch on your computer via a live webinar. Free. RSVP required. (Yolanda Lassiter, 271-4022 or yolanda.lassiter@sba.gov)

Social Media Marketing With Facebook, 11 a.m., Anchorage SBDC, 430 W. Seventh Ave. Learn why it's important for your company to have a Facebook page plus the dos and don'ts of posting. RSVP required. $20. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com)

FriDay

Alaska World Affairs Council presents "Doing Business in China," 11:30 a.m., Hilton Downtown Hotel, 500 W. Third Ave. Jack Perkowski, an early player in investing in China, will speak. RSVP by Wednesday. $15-$30. (276-8038, info@alaskaworldaffairs.org)

CONVENTIONS and CONFERENCES

Week of Dec. 9-15

• Dec. 10-11: Alaska School Activities Association Board Meeting, 25 delegates at Hilton Anchorage. Estimated economic impact: $11,769

• Dec. 10-13: Marine Mammal Commission MMC Anchorage 12-2012, 75 delegates at Anchorage Marriott Downtown. Estimated economic impact: $73,062

• Dec. 11-12: State of Alaska Department of Health & Social Services Administrative Staff Training, 70 delegates at Westmark Anchorage Hotel. Estimated economic impact: $32,953

• Dec. 15: Christmas Village, 200 exhibits at Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center. Estimated economic impact: $242,282

Source: Visit Anchorage