Understanding financial reports: A workshop by Vancouver SCORE, 9 a.m. to noon, will help entrepreneurs better understand their own company's business financial statements and how to use them to plan/manage a small business. The workshop will be at the SCORE office, 4001 Main St., Vancouver. Cost, $55. Class is limited to six attendees. * http://www.scorevancouver.org/workshops, 360-699-1079.
Business strategies: Marketing coach Veronika Noize will present Three Secret Marketing and Prosperity Strategies, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 1101 Broadway, Suite 110, Vancouver. Seating is limited. * Register: http://www.diymarketingcenter.com/Public_Events or 360-882-1298.
Living trusts: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar on keeping your trust up to date, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 5. Free. Location, necessary reservations, 360-696-2069.
Government contracting 101 workshop: Jordana Barclay, a counselor with the Southwest Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center, will discuss the steps to becoming a successful government contractor. Attendees also will learn about the services and support available through the procurement center. The workshop will be 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce's conference room. Free. * Registration: vancouverusa.com, call 360-694-2588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nonprofit networking conference: Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington's fifth-annual conference with topics including strategic planning, enhancing media engagement and capital campaigns, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4 at Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Cost is $85-$140, with discounted registration prior to Oct. 30. Lunch is included. * Registration, information: http://nonprofitnetworkwa.org
The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses as well as regional business events. Information must be received by noon Tuesday preceding the intended Monday publication date. Send to email@example.com or fax 360-735-4491.