The British American Chamber of Commerce South Florida hosts a business luncheon focusing on maximizing business between the US and the UK. Featuring Sir David Manning, Britain's ambassador to the US. Noon at the Miami City Club, 200 S Biscayne Blvd., Miami. RSVP required. $70 members; $80 others. Details: Muriel Sommers, (305) 377-0992.
The Enterprise Community Center presents a seminar discussing marketing tips for small businesses as part of its emerging business series. Noon-1 p.m. at the Enterprise Community Center, 3050 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 201, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 579-2730.
The Enterprise Community Center presents a seminar entitled Business Taxes/Florida Department Revenue as part of its emerging business series. 1-4 p.m. at the Enterprise Community Center, 3050 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 201, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 579-2730.
Stephen Bloch, senior vice president of investments at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, presents a seminar on financial planning. Featuring Dale Boettcher, vice president and mutual fund consultant at Morgan Stanley, whose presentation will be based on the books "Smart Women Finish Rich" and "Smart Couples Finish Rich." 6 p.m. at Beth Moshe Congregation, 2225 NE 121st St., North Miami. RSVP required. Free. Details: Carol, (305) 891-5508.
The Florida Foreign Trade Association and the Center for Financial Training South Florida present a workshop for supervisors and managers on management principles and systems to encourage employees. Topics include techniques for training employees, establishing expectations and measuring productivity and the use of technology to improve productivity. 6-9 p.m. at the Miami Free Zone, First floor conference room, 2305 NW 107th Ave., Doral. $325. Details: (305) 471-0737 or www.ffta.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce presents a seminar on exporting services, discussing the advantages of doing business abroad, the best markets of opportunity and the benefits of exporting services from Florida. 8-10 a.m. at Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, 512 NE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. RSVP. Free. Details: Andrea Montoya, (305) 577-5460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Enterprise Community Center presents a seminar focusing on how to present your small business to a lender as part of its emerging business series. Noon-1 p.m. at the Enterprise Community Center, 3050 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 201, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 579-2730.
STARTING A BUSINESS
The Enterprise Community Center presents a seminar focusing on how to start a successful business as part of its emerging business series. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Enterprise Community Center, 3050 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 201, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 579-2730.
The Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon and meeting to discuss community events. Noon-1:30 p.m. at Mayfair Hotel & Spa, 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove. $25 members; $35 others. Details: (305) 444-7270 or email@example.com.
The Foley Group of Merrill Lynch hosts a seminar on strategies to create, build and protect wealth. Topics include asset allocation and diversification strategies, the benefits of managed money and retirement and estate planning. 6:30 p.m. at Chart House, 51 Chart House Drive, Coconut Grove. Free. Details: Dennis S. Amodio, (305) 577-6920 or dennis'Amodio@ml.com.
Democratic POWER political club presents Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Rudolph F. Crew discussing his plans for improving academic performance, acceleration school construction and other educational improvements. 7 p.m. at Bet Shira Congregation, 7500 SW 120 St., across from Palmetto Sr. High School. Details: (305) 232-1148.
The Florida Foreign Trade Association and the Center for Financial Training South Florida present a workshop on conducting presentations. It will cover all topics of a presentation, from writing a purpose statement to effective uses of visual aids to developing questions and a closing statement. 6-9 p.m. at Miami Free Zone, first floor conference room, 2305 NW 107th Ave., Doral. $250. Details: (305) 471-0737 or www.ffta.com.
TAX FILING ASSISTANCE
Launching of the county's free tax-filing assistance program. The county is offering free tax filing service to low- to moderate-income residents and helping them apply for earned income tax credit and child tax credit. 10:30 a.m. at the Frankie Shannon Rolle Community Center, 3750 S Dixie Hwy., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 375-5071.
The Greater Miami Aviation Association presents George Hazy, vice president of American Airlines, at its monthly meeting. 11 a.m. at the Miami Airport Marriott, 1201 NW LeJeune Rd., Miami. RSVP by Feb. 7. $25 members; $30 others. Details: Susan Montie, (305) 215-4622.
The American Society for Public Administration presents Survival Skills for Public Speakers featuring Miami-Dade County communications director Paula J. Musto, who will discuss how to create and deliver engaging, relevant and informative speeches. Noon-1 p.m. at the Miami Art Museum auditorium, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. RSVP by Feb. 7. Free. Details: Roslyn Alic-Batson, (305) 375-5658.
The Florida International Bankers Association presents a conference for the international financial community on money laundering and the USA Patriot Act. Topics include recent enforcement actions against the financial industry and Latin American initiatives in the fight against money laundering. William Fox, director of FinCEN, will be keynote speaker. Through Feb. 11 at the Radisson Hotel Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $695 members; $895 others. Details: (305) 579-0086 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STATE OF THE PORTS
Miami International Airport, the Port of Miami and World Trade Center Miami present a luncheon and presentation to discuss the state of Miami's ports. Featuring Carlos F. Bonzon, Miami-Dade County's interim aviation director, and Charles Towsley, director of the Port of Miami. 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Miami Airport, 5101 Blue Lagoon Dr., Miami. RSVP by Feb. 4. $30 WTCM members; $40 others; $400 corporate tables. Details: (305) 871-7910 or email@example.com.
The Florida Foreign Trade Association hosts a products, services, cultural and art exhibition for the business community. Event includes a business card exchange. 4-8:30 p.m. at the Doral Park Country Club, 5001 NW 104th Ave., Doral. Free admission; $75 for display table to members; $95 for display table to non-members. Details: (305) 471-0737 or www.ffta.com.
Elisa Levy presents a seminar on how to deal with difficult people. The seminar will focus on communications and conflict-resolution skills. Topics include how to manage anger, negotiate for what you want and communicate with diplomacy and professionalism. 9 a.m.-4p.m. at Miami Marriott Dadeland, 9090 S Dadeland Blvd. $99. Details: (305) 296-5437 or www.elisalevy.com.