The Oakland County area has an abundance of opportunities for existing businesses and new ventures.
When the going gets rough, the entrepreneurial spirit gets creative and resourceful.
The Oakland Press has gathered upcoming events, news and links to help business owners and professionals succeed.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tech248 MeetUp to be held in Pontiac

Reserve Your Place at Tech248’s October MeetUp, 9-11 a.m. Oct. 26 at Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast, 1371 N Perry St., Pontiac, The featured speakers are Paul Galbenski, Dean, Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast, Pontiac and Carey Pachla, President, Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation, Dearborn Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Junior League of Birmingham to host speaker on how women can ask for a raise

The Junior League of Birmingham, Inc. will host award winning career and life style coach Sherry Welsh, 7-8:30 p.m., Oct. 19 at the Baldwin Public Library, 300 W Merrill St., Birmingham. Tickets for the event are $40 for nonmembers and $25 for members and includes Welsh’s book, “Slow Down-Unexpected Way To Thrive As A Leader”. Purchase tickets at For more information, visit

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Market research is first step to business growth

Market Research basics workshop is 9-11:30 a.m. Oct. 10 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford.
Topics include:
Finding ideal customers
Finding new customers
Finding out who the competitors are
Perform competitive analysis
Identify new site locations
Target direct mail campaigns
Reveal untapped markets
Expand to appropriate new markets

For more information, call 248-858-0783 or visit

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

'5 steps to networking' workshop planned

Five Steps to Networking Mastery is 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, in Waterford Township. The workshop provides a crash course in how to network effectively. The class is led by Terry Bean, founder of Networked Inc. and Motor City Connect. The cost is $40 each. Register at or call 248-858-0783.