FREE BUSINESS SEMINARS
The Enterprise Community Center of the Miami-Dade County Office of Community and Economic Development is offering free seminars for businesses. Organization coordinates access to professional resources for participating businesses through seminar and counseling programs. Foreclosures, search and financing/tech services, 6-7 p.m. today (3/25); hard money loans for investors/tech services, 7-8 p.m. today (3/25); how to use the Internet to market your business effectively/Aletek, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday (3/27); getting your financial house in order/Florida Capital, noon-1 p.m. Enterprise Community Center, 3050 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 201, Miami. Details: (305) 579-2730.
FRENCH HAPPY HOUR
The French American Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly happy hour and networking event at the Miami City Club. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Non-members welcome. 6-9:30 p.m. at Wachovia Financial Center, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 55th Floor. Details: Eric Even, (305) 373-2600.
RED CARPET AWARDS
Building Owners and Managers Association event honoring the best-managed office buildings in Miami-Dade County modeled after the Academy Awards. "Live from Miami" theme featuring pre-show interviews on the red carpet, extended cocktail hour, pre-show dinner and bestowal of the awards as the event is simulcast on TV screens. 5:30 p.m. at Hotel InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza. Tickets $100. Details: (305) 530-0083.
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce monthly networking event at 5:30 p.m. at Darby Technology Center, 2000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Members with RSVP $10, others $15. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
GOLF AND FINANCES
Wachovia Securities Financial Network will host a free golf clinic and financial seminar. Breakfast and discussion followed by golf clinic taught by PGA professional Mark Zachary. 10 a.m. at Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd. RSVP recommended. Details: Matt Marino, (305) 535-3900.
ENTREPRENURIAL TRAINING PROGRAM
The Florida Atlantic University Small Business Development Center and the Veteran's Business Outreach Center will offer a nine-module business program to assess the feasibility of business ideas and to teach methods of business development and design. 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday through May 25. Veterans $50-$100; others $250. Details: (305) 245-9762 or www.fausbdc.com.
LEADERSHIP AWARDS RECEPTION
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will honor five women with the Women of Leadership Award for their achievements as businesswomen and community members. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails served. 6-8:30 p.m. at South Beach Marriott, 161 Ocean Drive. Members free; others $15. Details: (305) 534-1903.
THE BENEFITS OF BUDGETING
Miami Dade College will offer a free money-management workshop to help individuals improve their budgeting skills. 12:15 p.m. at Miami Dade College, Wolfson campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Room 7128. Details: (305) 237-3848 or email@example.com.
The Florida District Export Council and the US Commercial Service will present a roundtable on the Australian market led by Linda Droker of the US Department of Commerce. Discussion of upcoming opportunities in the Australian market, a market overview and updates on the US-Australian free-trade agreement. 2:30 p.m. at Miami US Export Assistance Center, 5835 Blue Lagoon Dr., Suite 203, Miami. $10. Details: www.floridaexporter.com/external'news.php?id=26.