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December Business Workshops Offered By Oakland County

Public Date: 11/9/2010 12:00 AM
Contact: Steve Huber, Marketing and Communications, Economic Development and Community Affairs
Phone Number: 248-858-1848

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



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.

Thursday, December 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 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.
The fee is $30. No refunds.

 


Sales I: Effective Networking - You're up and running, right? And still busting your butt, but not getting the results you want? You're asking yourself, "Is this it? What am I missing? Learn the secrets and skills that will give you a tremendous competitive edge and dramatically improve your income! Learn how to give an effective 60 second elevator pitch, learn valuable networking tips and how to network effectively and get Invited In! Presented by Denise Roberts, Sales Partners-Troy.
Wednesday, December 8, 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.


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.
Thursday, December 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 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.


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, December 16, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 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.
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.
January 2011
  6: Small Business Loan Workshop
11: Pre-Business Research Workshop (AM)
12: CEED Microloan Orientation (Southfield Library)
13: Fundamentals of Starting a Business (AM)
20: Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan (AM)
25:  Legal and Financial Basics for Small Business
26:  Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business

February 2011
  8:  Pre-Business Research Workshop (PM)
  9: CEED Microloan Orientation (Southfield Library)
16: SBA Forum on Small Business Lending
16: Fundamentals of Starting a Business (PM)
23: WBE Certification Orientation
23: Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan (AM)