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Business meetings, seminars and events (8-12-13)

tuesday

• Recruiting Mental Toughness Coaches, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Coaching Alaska, 255 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Recruiting Mental Toughness Coaches to coach people toward weight loss and high performance Free. (339-0178, www.coachingalaska.com)

Wednesday

• Why Use Social Media Marketing? 1:30-3 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Not all social media platforms are created equal. This class will help small-business owners determine why they need a social media online presence, learn what platforms are available to them and the pros and cons of each. Instructor Cherilynn Stone is the owner of Social Traffic Systems. $15. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com/Conferences.action)

Thursday

• How to Write a Business Plan, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. This interactive 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. The first half of the class will cover the financials for a dummy company chosen by the attendees and the second half will go over the narrative portion of the business plan. $50. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com/Conferences.action)