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January Business Workshops Offered By Oakland County

Public Date: 12/17/2010 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 January, 2011 offered by the Oakland County Business Center. Business Basics workshops are now offered in the evenings on alternating months.

 

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, January 6, 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, visit our website
at oakgov.com/peds/calendar, or 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.

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, January 11, 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, visit our website
at oakgov.com/peds/calendar, or call (248) 858-0783.
This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.

CEED Microloan Orientation - Many small businesses face obstacles when trying to obtain a business loan. The recognition of the serious need for working capital for existing businesses, start-up or expansion, equipment purchases, and job creation is not the priority it once was. If you have a need for alternative financing consider the MicroLoan Program. Discover the requirements and process necessary to apply and obtain a microloan. Program Presented by Center for Empowerment & Economic Development (C.E.E.D.)
Wednesday, January 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076.

For pre-registration and location specifics, visit our website
at oakgov.com/peds/calendar, or call (248) 858-0783.
This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.

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, January 13, 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, visit our website
at oakgov.com/peds/calendar, or 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, January 20, 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, visit our website
at oakgov.com/peds/calendar, or call (248) 858-0783.
The fee is $40, which includes all materials. No refunds.

Legal & Financial Basics for Small Business - This workshop covers many of the key legal and financial issues faced by both new and existing small businesses in Michigan. The program initially focuses on the many management and liability concerns faced by entrepreneurs, as well as today's tax consequences. The program also provides solutions and techniques for business concession and individual investment and retirement planning. Presented by Carter & Affiliates, P.C.
Tuesday, January 25, 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, visit our website
at oakgov.com/peds/calendar, or call (248) 858-0783.
This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.

Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business - Marketing is an essential of business success. All products/services must be sold to well-targeted audiences with a wide-ranging marketing mix. Our staff/SCORE counselors can guide you through successful techniques and marketing principles helping you to promote your products and services to the most promising customers-your target audience. Presented by The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC).
Wednesday, January 26, 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, visit our website
at oakgov.com/peds/calendar, or call (248) 858-0783.
The fee is $40. 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.
February 2011
  2: Effective Networking (PM)
  8: Working for Yourself: The Ins & Outs of Becoming a Consultant, a Contractor
 or Service Provider (AM)
  8:  Pre-Business Research Workshop (PM)
  9: CEED Microloan Orientation (Southfield Library)
15: Social Media Marketing Part 1 (PM)
16: SBA Forum on Small Business Lending (AM)
16: Fundamentals of Starting a Business (PM)
18: FastTrac Listening to Your Business (AM)
23: WBE Certification Orientation (AM)
23: Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan (PM)
March 2011
  2: Social Media Marketing Part 1 (AM)
  3:  Pre-Business Research Workshop (AM)
  4: FastTrac Growth Venture (Venture Forward)
  9: CEED Microloan Orientation (Southfield Library)
10: Fundamentals of Starting a Business (PM)
16: 5 Keys to Achieving Fiscal Fitness (AM)
17: Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan (AM)
24: QuickBooks Essentials Part I
24: QuickBooks Essentials Part II