MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
SPEED NETWORKING|Wading River
Opportunity to help a charity, networking, dinner, 6 to 9 p.m., Desmond's Restaurant, East Wind, 5720 Rte. 25A, $25, infinitebusiness
TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Bay Shore hosts a meeting, all are welcome, 7 p.m., Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library, 1 South Country Rd., bayshore.suffolk.lib.ny.us. Free, 631-665-7003.
Learn the required components of the business plan and look at examples; topics include start-up costs, budget preparation, cash-flow projections and using your business plan to obtain financing, 7-8:30 p.m., Copiague Library, 50 Deauville Blvd., free, register, 631-691-1111.
SOUTH SHORE NETWORKING GROUP|Freeport
Business people connect; bring business cards and be prepared to speak for your business, 8:00 a.m. Imperial Diner, 63 W. Merrick Rd., imperialdiner.com. $15, 516-867-5851.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL MEETING|Hicksville
Networking group, meets Wednesday mornings, seeking new members, reserve, 7 a.m. Bagel Boss, 432 S. Oyster Bay Rd., theoriginalbagelboss.com. Free, 516-742-9200.
HOME BUYING 101|Bethpage
Professionals educate you on everything you need to know about buying and selling a home, 7 to 9 p.m., Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 4039 Hempstead Tpke., free, homebuying101. splashthat.com, 516-398-7892.
WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN|Farmingdale
Learn how to develop an effective business plan, 9 a.m. to noon, Small Business Development Center, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., register, $17, 631-420-2765.
INVESTOR EDUCATION|New Hyde Park
Topics include how to avoid problems with securities brokers, common legal problems that occur with securities brokers and how the clinic can provide free legal assistance, presented by St. John's University School of Law, Securities Arbitration Clinic, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Hillside Library, 155 Lakeville Rd., free, 516-355-7850.
BUSINESS ADVANTAGE NETWORKING|Port Jefferson Station
The Long Island Business Advantage meets, have breakfast while networking and learning how to grow a business, reserve, 7:30 a.m., Panera Bread, Port Jefferson Station, 4959 Nesconset Hwy. (Rte. 347), panerabread.com. Free, 631-834-9671.
THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
BUSINESS NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL MEETS|Woodbury
Long Island business professionals welcome, bring plenty of business cards, 7 to 8 a.m. On Parade Diner, 7980 Jericho Tpke. (¾ mile east of Route 135). Guests are free, 516-921-5041.
LI REAL ESTATE GROUP WOMEN'S EVENT|Garden City
Women's networking event, cocktails and appetizers will be served, reserve by March 13, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Seasons 52, 630 Old Country Rd., Suite L102, lireg.org. Free, 631-721-7400.
Hosted by the Southampton Chamber of Commerce; bring business cards to swap; guest charity is Kites for a Cure (Uniting Against Lung Cancer); 5 to 7 p.m., 75 Main restaurant, 75 Main St., $15, cash bar available, reserve, 75main.com, 631-283-0402.
ORGANIZING YOUR BUSINESS|Stony Brook
Learn how to prepare and protect your tax and financial records in case a disaster strikes, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Stony Brook Small Business Development Center, Research and Development Park building 17, free, stonybrook.edu/sbdc, 631-632-9837.
SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
PET INDUSTRY BREAKFAST|Riverhead
Meet with other pet professionals and be prepared to give and get knowledge, information and motivation for your pet business and rescue group, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Hyatt Place Long Island/East End, 451 E. Main St., reserve, $26.95 includes continental breakfast, longislandpet professionals.com/events, 631-446-1105.
Submit LI Business events at least three weeks ahead; online at exploreLI.com/submitevent; fax to 631-843-2688 or mail to Business Calendars, Newsday Events, 235 Pinelawn Rd., Melville, NY 11747-4250.