"How to conduct market research for a small business." Presented by the Beacon Council and the Miami-Dade Office of Community Economic Development. Reservations required. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Citadel Building, 49 NW Fifth St. Details: (305) 579-2730.
"Start your own business; be your own boss." Sponsored by the Florida Atlantic University Small Business Development Center. $25. 6:30-8:30 p.m. M-DCC Kendall, 11011 SW 104th St. Details: (786) 388-9040 or (305) 237-3929.
"An Evening with Jeffrey J. Fox." Organized by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Group and Deloitte & Touche. RSVP. $30; $15 for members. 6-7:30 p.m. Doubletree Hotel at Coconut Grove, 2649 S Bayshore Drive. Details: Heln Colby, (305) 577-5426.
"Retirement planning for small businesses." Sponsored by the Florida Atlantic University Small Business Development Center. $25. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Coral Gables Branch Library, 3443 Segovia St., Coral Gables. Details: (786) 388-9040 or (305) 237-3929.
"The E-Commerce Backbone of the Americas: The Nap of the Americas and the Florida MIX." Speakers: Ricardo Castillo, representing Advanstar and TelePress; Benjamin Finzi, representing Epix Communications and the NOTA Management Committee; Michael McTeigue for Bell South, Brian Goodkind for Terremark Worldwide, and Nicki Lordi for Telcordia Technologies. Presented by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Internet & E-Commerce Group. RSVP. $30; $20 for members. 7:45 a.m. Wyndham Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. Details: (305) 577-5444.
"Trade & business opportunities with South Africa and Team Florida Mission to Johannesburg & Capetown, South Africa." Speakers: Bernhard T. Schutte, president & founder, South Africa USA Chamber of Commerce, and Bryant Salter, director, African trade expansion, Enterprise Florida. Presented by the World Trade Center Fort Lauderdale. 8:30-10:30 a.m. 28th floor, Tower Club, One Financial Plaza, Fort Lauderdale. Details: (954) 761-9797.
"How to keep your assets away from the tax man." Speaker: Jonathan Parker, senior VP, Paine Webber. RSVP. 10:45 or 5 p.m. Wyndham Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. Details: (305) 536-9364.
"Bank Secrecy Act Requirements." Presented by the Florida International University Center for Banking & Financial Institutions. $195. 9 a.m.-noon. Sheraton Biscayne Bay Hotel, 495 Brickell Ave. Details: (305) 348-2771.
Expo featuring consultants, trainers and personnel developers. Speaker: Barbara Stanbridge, NAWBO national president. Presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater Miami. $35; $30 with reservations for dinner; $25 & $10 for expo. 6-8:30 p.m. Doral Golf Resort & Spa, 4400 NW 87th Ave. Details: (305) 260-9901.
"Accounting for Small Business: What you need to know." Sponsored by the Florida Atlantic University Small Business Development Center. $25. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Key West Public Library Auditorium, 700 Fleming St., Key West. Details: (786) 388-9040 or (305) 237-3929.
by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. Features include "dollars for toys"
donation box and restaurant showcase. $20; $10 for members. Biltmore Hotel, 1200
Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657.