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November Business Workshops Offered By Oakland County

Public Date: 10/18/2010 12:00 AM
Contact: Steve Huber, Marketing & Communications, Economic Development and Community Affairs
Phone Number: 248-858-1848

​Business owners and entrepreneurs who need assistance are invited to attend seminars in November, 2010 offered by the Oakland County Business Center. Business Basics workshops are now offered in the evenings on alternating months.



Pre-Business Research
- Are you thinking of starting your own business and want to research your business idea? Are you a business owner who wants to understand which research sources to use for your business plan and where to find the information you need? Presented by The Oakland County Business Center, The Entrepreneur's Source, Oakland County Market Research Department, and a Business Reference Librarian.

Tuesday, November 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center,
2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, Waterford.

For pre-registration and location specifics, call (248) 858-0783.

This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.  

Women's Business Certification (WBE) Orientation 
- Learn about the benefits and process of becoming a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE.) Benefits include certification to private sector WBE's and access to procurement opportunities with major national companies. For additional information visit miceed.org. Presented by the Michigan Women's Business Council.

Wednesday, November 3, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, Waterford.

For pre-registration and location specifics, call (248) 858-0783.

The fee is $25 (Please make checks payable to WBEC-GL). No refunds.

Small Business Loan Workshop
 - Getting a small business loan can be a challenging process. Learn the "5 C's of Credit", how to develop a winning loan proposal and what you need to know to position your business to be "bankable" before you meet with a lender. Presented by The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Oakland County Business Center.

Thursday, November 4, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, Waterford.

For pre-registration and location specifics, call (248) 858-0783.

The fee is $20 per person (Please make checks payable to S.C.O.R.E.). Includes: Handouts and SBA Source Book. No refunds.


Fundamentals of Starting a Business
is a seminar for anyone thinking about going into business. Participants examine their entrepreneurial skills, learn how to implement their ideas and receive a list of pitfalls to avoid when starting a business.

Wednesday, November 10, from 9:00 a.m. to noon
Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center,
2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, Waterford.

For pre-registration and location specifics, call (248) 858-0783.

The fee is $30. No refunds.


Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan
is a workshop for small business owners who are developing a plan to serve as their road map to success. Workshop participants will learn what elements are commonly found in effective plans and will work on developing each of these for their own business. Assistance in the process as well as information on resources will be provided.

Thursday, November 18, from 9:00 a.m. to noon
Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center,
2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, Waterford.

For pre-registration and location specifics, call (248) 858-0783.

The fee is $40, which includes all materials. No refunds.


Future Workshops
(AM) Morning Class 9 a.m. to 12/12:30 p.m.
(PM) Evening Class 6 p.m. to 9/9:30 p.m.
December 2010
2: Fundamentals of Starting a Business (PM)
7: FastTrac NewVenture (PM)
8: Sales 1: Effective Networking
9: Pre-Business Research Workshop (PM)
16: Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan (PM)