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December Business Workshops Offered by Oakland County

Public Date: 11/7/2011 12:00 AM
Contact: Steve Huber, Marketing and Communications Officer, Economic Development and Community Affairs
Phone Number: 248-858-1848

Waterford, Michigan -- Business owners and entrepreneurs who need assistance are invited to attend seminars in December 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 division, and a business reference librarian.
Thursday, December 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Farmington Community Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd.,
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
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 business owners 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 the Center for Empowerment & Economic Development (C.E.E.D.)
Wednesday, December 7, from 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, visit our website
at oakgov.com/peds/calendar or call (248) 858-0783.
This workshop is free but pre-registration is required.
 

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, December 8, 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 SCORE).
Includes: Handouts and SBA Source Book. No refunds.
 

Fundamentals of Starting a Business - A seminar for anyone thinking about going into business. This course helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products. The basics of business ownership are introduced, along with resources available to help launch new ventures in Michigan.
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.
Thursday, December 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $30*
 

Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan - A workshop for small business owners who are developing a plan to serve as their road map to success. Workshop participants learn what elements are commonly found in effective plans and work on developing each of these for their own business. Assistance in the process as well as information on resources is provided.
Thursday, December 15, 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, visit our website
at oakgov.com/peds/calendar or call (248) 858-0783.
Fee: $40*
 

*Workshop fees are non-refundable
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 2012

  7:  Pre-Business Research Workshop (AM)
11:  CEED Microloan Orientation (AM)
12:  Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan (AM)
19:  Fundamentals of Starting a Business (AM)
26:  Legal & Financial Basics (AM)
31:  FastTrac NewVenture (PM)

February 2012
 
  8:  Pre-Business Research Workshop (PM)
  8:  CEED Microloan Orientation (AM)
15:  Fundamentals of Starting a Business (PM)
16:  Team SBA Financing Roundtables (AM)
22:  Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan (PM)
22:  WBE Certification Orientation (AM)

The web address for Oakland County Planning & Economic Development Services Workshops is http://www.advantageoakland.com/Pages/EDCA-Calendar.aspx.