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    The week ahead in business

    Monday, Jan. 15

    NETWORKING

    Meet and mingle over drinks

    Small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs are invited to meet fellow professionals at an evening of networking. Dress code is business casual. Complimentary appetizers will be provided. Monday, 6 to 9 p.m., 99 Restaurant, 59 Newport Ave., Quincy. Free.

    WORKSHOP

    Understand employee expansion

    Learn about employee expansion and how it can create a solid foundation for a company. This workshop will cover employee growth and engagement. Monday, noon to 1:30 p.m., When Toys Age, 50 Milk St., 16th floor, Boston. $10.

    Tuesday, Jan. 16

    WORKSHOP

    Avoiding tax mistakes

    Learn how tax status and liabilities can affect running a business. Presented by SCORE Boston, participants will also learn common mistakes made by small business owners and how to avoid them. Breakfast provided. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston. Free.

    WORKSHOP

    User interface design

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    Learn about how interfaces of everyday devices are designed based on human biology and cognition. Participants will expand their knowledge of the science of design. Tuesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., General Assembly Boston, 125 Summer St., 13th floor, Boston. $75

    Wednesday, Jan. 17

    WORKSHOP

    Build your personal brand

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    Women interested in planning for future success are invited to attend a workshop led by Influence(her), a women’s blog collective, and sponsored by MITx, the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange . Participants will learn to identify personal goals. Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., OwnerIQ, 27-43 Wormwood St., Boston. $20 for members, $35 for non-members.

    WORKSHOP

    Make Facebook advertising pay

    Learn how to run a successful Facebook advertising campaign, drive traffic, and build audiences that resonate with your product. Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., General Assembly Boston, 125 Summer St., 13th floor, Boston. $75

    Thursday, Jan. 18

    TALK

    Fireside chat with authors

    The MIT Enterprise Forum presents a networking opportunity combined with a fireside discussion with the authors of a new book, How to Thrive in the IoT Economy. Authors will discuss how to identify the need for a product in today’s market. 5:30 to 9 p.m., MIT Stata Center, Room 32-155, 32 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA. Tickets range from $5 to $45.

    DISCUSSION

    Tech and marketing

    Marketing tech experts discuss industry trends and the future of marketing in a world of virtual reality, chat bots, and data science. Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., General Assembly Boston, 125 Summer St., 13th floor, Boston. Free.

    Friday, Jan. 19

    NETWORKING

    Mix and mingle at a launch party

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    Attend a launch party for Greater NOW, a career coaching organization for women, with a panel discussion, meet and great, and booths run by local vendors. Friday, 7 to 9 p.m., Canopy City Somerville, 14 Tyler St., Somerville. $10.

    NETWORKING

    Support women in technology

    Attend the kickoff of the Technology Supporting Women Hackathon, a two-day event by Ovia Health, which creates maternity programs for employers. Participants are challenged to use their hacking skills to solve a problem facing women in the workplace. Food and workspaces provided. Friday, 6 p.m., Ovia Health, 76 Summer St., Suite 300, Boston. Free.

    Events of note? E-mail us at agenda@globe.com. Follow us on Twitter @GlobeBiz.