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March Business Workshops Offered by Oakland County

Public Date: 1/31/2012 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 March 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 Oakland County’s Business Center Market Research Division, and an Oakland County Public Library business reference librarian.

Thursday, March 1 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 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, March 14 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.


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, March 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.
Fee: $40. No refunds


QuickBooks® Essentials - This introduction to small business financial management provides an overview of accurate recordkeeping, report interpretation and utilization, and management of the variety of tools provided in this system. Presented by Kildal Services, LLC.
Session I
• Basic accounting terminology
• New company file setup
• Customizing forms and letters
• Working with bank accounts
Session II
• Invoicing customers
• Receiving payments and making deposits
• Entering vendor bills/paying vendor bills
• Using credit card accounts
Thursday, March 29
Session One from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Session Two from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 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.
Session One: $40/person*, Session Two: $40/person*
Both Sessions: $75/person.*
Laptop highly recommended.


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.

April 2012

   04:  CEED Microloan Orientation
   04:  Pre Business Research (PM)
   04:  Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business (PM)
   05:  Small Business Loan Workshop
   10:  Facebook for Business (Beginner) (PM)
   11:  Fundamentals of Starting a Business (PM)
   13:  Oakland County Venture Forward Series
   17:  Facebook for Business (Intermediate) (PM)
   18:  Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan (PM)
   24:  Legal & Financial Basics for Small Business
   24:  Facebook for Business (Advanced) (PM)
   26:  5 Keys to Achieving Fiscal Fitness

May 2012

   03:  Pre Business Research (AM)
   09:  CEED Microloan Orientation
   10:  Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan (AM)
   23:  Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification Orientation
   31:  Team SBA Financing Roundtable
The Web site address for Oakland County Planning & Economic Development Services Workshops is http://www.advantageoakland.com/Pages/EDCA-Calendar.aspx.