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July Business Workshops Offered By Oakland County

Public Date: 6/4/2010 12:00 AM
Contact: Steve Huber, Marketing and Communications Officer, Economic Development and Community Affairs
Phone Number: 248-858-1848

Waterford, Michigan – June 4, 2010 - Business owners and entrepreneurs who need assistance are invited to attend seminars in July, 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.

Thursday, July 8, 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.
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, July 15, 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.
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, July 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.
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.
Thursday, July 22, 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.
Sales II: Is Following Up Your Best Sales Strategy? - Learn what questions to ask to help the prospect discover why to buy from your company.  Better understand why companies buy from you, and why they don't. Presented by Gerry Weinberg & Associates
Wednesday, July 28, 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 $45. No refunds.
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).
Thursday, July 29, 2010 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.

August 2010
  3: Pre-Business Research Workshop (PM)
  4: TEAM SBA Financing Roundtable
12: Fundamentals of Starting a Business (PM)
19: Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan (PM)
25: Small Business Loan Workshop
27: FastTrac Listening To Your Business

September 2010
 7: FastTrac New Venture Fall 2010 (10 weeks)
 8:  Fiscal Fitness for the Growing Business
 9: Pre-Business Research Workshop (AM)
10: FastTrac Growth Venture (Venture Forward) Fall 2010 (10 weeks)
15: Sales I: Effective Networking
16: Fundamentals of Starting a Business (AM)
23: Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan (AM)
30:  QuickBooks Essentials Part 1
30:  QuickBooks Essentials Part 2


The Web site address for Oakland County Planning & Economic Development Services Workshops is oakgov.com/peds/calendar.​