Seven Essential Skills of a Successful Small-Business Owner: 6:45-9 p.m.; Wake Tech West Campus, Room 118, 3434 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; no preregistration required.
Durham Chamber Us Later Stage Sales and Marketing: Sept. 4, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Chamber offices, 300 W. Morgan St., Durham; register online at http://bit.ly/1duLwAu.
Chapel Hill and Carrboro Chambers Small-Business Roundtable: Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; register online at http://bit.ly/196sFGV.
Startup and Plays Fall Kickoff: Sept. 4, 6-8:30 p.m.; HQ Raleigh, 711 Hillsborough St., Raleigh; for information and tickets, go to http://bit.ly/15NkZ8v.
Womens Power Networkings Coffee and Contacts: Sept. 5, 9 a.m.; Panera Bread Co., 4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh; cost: $1; RSVP online at http://bit.ly/18czCoF.
Choose the Proper Legal Form: Sept. 5, 6:45-9 p.m.; Wake Tech North Campus, Room D310; 6600 Louisburg Road, Raleigh; no preregistration required.
Sales for People Who Need Customers: Sept. 11-Oct. 30; Wake Tech North Campus, 6600 Louisburg Road, Raleigh; cost: $70; for more information, go to http://bit.ly/aFzEXD.
Garner Chambers Business Exchange Breakfast: Sept. 12, 7:30-9 a.m.; Belk, 1450 Garner Station Blvd., Raleigh; register online at http://bit.ly/14YNx5r.
Fuquay-Varinas Business After Hours: Sept. 12, 5:30-7 p.m.; KB Johnson Gas and Oil, 1709 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina; for information, call 919-552-4947 or go to http://bit.ly/1fp7Fg9.
Shop Talks Small-Business Breakfast on Marketing: Sept. 19, 7:15-9:30 a.m.; The News & Observer, 215 S. McDowell St., Raleigh; cost: $10; register online at shoptalknandobreakfast.eventbrite.com.