Small Business Panel Discussion: Interested in starting a business? SunTrust Business Banking representatives, a corporate attorney and a business accountant discuss information on setting up a business; the ins and outs if business credit; guidance with tax preparation for a business; the best types of business structures; and an overall perspective on getting a business started; 2-3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University, Alvin Sherman Library, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie. To register, call 954-262-5477.
Career Networking Meeting: For those between jobs or in unsatisfying jobs; 7-8:30 p.m., Coral Gables United Church of Christ, 3010 DeSoto Blvd. Free. 305-448-7421.
Business Referral Group Luncheon: Featured speaker is Sherri Romano, a criminal defense attorney; noon-1:30 p.m., Love Is Blind Food & Wine, 225 Altara Ave., Coral Gables. Free for first time qualified prospective members; $25 second visit. 305-740-9200 or www.businessreferralgroup.org.
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Get the Edge Hybrid IT Breakfast: Hear from the experts about how co-location and cloud are complementary outsourced-IT models that should be in your hybrid cloud toolbox; 8-9 a.m., Peak 10, 5301 NW 33rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Free. 954-736-2700.
Miami After Work: Network with local business professionals and entrepreneurs from a range of industries. Color-coded name tags help you connect with local members of the industries that matter most to you; 6-9 p.m., American Social, 690 SW First Ct., Miami. $15, $20 at the door with RSVP, $25 at the door without RSVP. http://www.networkafterwork.com/events/2015-04-21-miami-at-american-social.
Biz to Biz Business Expo: Networking opportunities with other business professionals and exhibitors may help expand your business. Table exhibitor opportunities; 5-8 p.m., Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port Hotel, 1825 Griffin Rd., Dania. Free. For more information, call 954-838-9644.
Commonwealth Institute Coffee Talk Series: Topic is “How to Close the Deal” with Iris Escarra of Greenberg Traurig; 8:30-10 a.m., Wells Fargo, 333 SE Second Ave., Miami. $20. 305-799-6547 or commonwealthinstitute.org.
Financial Empowerment for Women: David Treece of Treece Financial Group will discuss n financial and retirement planning in a non-threatening, empowering environment. Learn key retirement concepts and avoid costly mistakes in healthcare, Social Security planning, spousal protection and estate planning. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are served after the meeting; 6:30-7:30 p.m., Hollywood Women’s Club, 501 N. 14th Ave. Free. Call to reserve a space at 305-751-8855 or TreeceFinancialGroup.com.
Real Deal South Florida Broward Forum & Showcase: South Florida real estate brokers, developers, designers, investors and home buyers invited. Panelists include Carlos Rosso, president of The Related Group’s Condominium Development Division; Kobi Karp, principal of Kobi Karp Architecture; and Carolyn Ellert Block, chair of the Broward Master Broker Forum; noon-5 p.m., DCOTA, 1855 Griffin Rd., Dania Beach. $25. 954-920-7997, 305-764-3370 or www.therealdeal.com/soflaforum.
Aspiring Stylist Workshop: Start a career in fashion styling at this two-day workshop, hosted by Nobodys Ugly, LLC and 360 Spaces. Participants learn theoretical and practical elements of styling through interactive instruction. The workshop covers various types of styling, application in print versus moving film, costuming, personal shopping and consulting opportunities. Instructors are Cristina Cellini, a celebrity stylist to stars and brands including John Travolta, Gloria Estefan, Elle Italia, and Vogue Español, and Daniel Gaines, a fashion expert. The workshop ends with a guided hands-on test shoot and recommended next steps for landing the first client; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 360 Spaces, 220 NW 27th St., Miami. $350. 305-407-1616 or www.NobodysUgly.Eventbrite.com.
Connect Collaborate and Engage — After Five: Join the South Florida Black Professionals Network for complimentary cocktails and appetizers and meet the professionals; 6 p.m., Tokyo Blue at Ocean Manor Resort & Hotel, 4040 Galt Ocean Dr., Fort Lauderdale. $10. http://www.meetup.com/South-Floridas-Black-Professionals-Network/.
ChamberSOUTH General Membership Breakfast: 7:15-9:30 a.m., Miami Marriott Dadeland, 9090 S. Dadeland Blvd. $35; $25 members. 305-661-1621.
Medley Chamber Networking Luncheon: Lisa Marie Platske presents a discussion on “The Attractor Factor: How to Make a Winning First Impression in 8 Seconds or Less;” 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Hialeah Park and Racing Course, 2200 E. Fourth Ave. $40; $30 members. 305-885-8000 or 786-462-6495 or www.medleychamber.com.
Recycling Energy Forum Expo & Education: The REF Expo and Education event brings together companies from alternative energy, clean technology, recycling, and sustainable to connect with business leaders, educational institutions and municipalities; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Roz and Cal Kovens Conference Center, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami. $20; $12 advance. www.recyclingenergyforum.com.
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