SMALL Business

TUESDAY, MARCH 17

SCORE SEMINAR: "Hiring and Managing Employees." 6-9 p.m. $45. Minnesota School of Business, 1401 W. 76th St., Richfield. 952-938-4570.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

PEER ADVISORY GROUP: Presented by the Meridian Group for owners, presidents and chief executives. Advance registration required. 7:30 a.m.-noon. $99. Minneapolis Marriott Southwest, 5801 Opus Pkwy., Minnetonka. 952-942-8560.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19

SCORE CONSULTATION: Discuss your small business opportunity with a counselor. 2-5 p.m. Free. Rum River Library, 4201 6th Av., Anoka.

TUESDAY, MARCH 24

LEGALCORPS CONSULTATION: Legal advice from volunteer attorneys. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000.

SCORE CONSULTATION: Bring your small-business idea or problem for one-on-one confidential counseling. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000.

FUNDRAISING INFORMATION: Attorneys Paul Quest and Katheryn Getteman from Halleland Habicht and Joseph Sullivan from Dougherty & Co. will speak. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. TreeHouse Health, 1635 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 952-807-1483.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26

SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP: Presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration. 3-4 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

LEGALCORPS WORKSHOP: "Traps and Pitfalls of Intellectual Property Protection." 1-4 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls.