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.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

'How Surveys Help' workshop set for March 30

“How Surveys Help You Get the Information You Need” workshop is 9-11:30 a.m. March 30 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township, free admission, register at www.oakgov.com/advantageoakland.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Waterford Chamber to host Business & Home Expo

2017 Business & Home Expo presented by Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce is 5:30-8 p.m. March 23 at Waterford Mott High School, 1151 Scott Lake Road, Waterford Township, waterfordchamber.org.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

American Jewelry and Loan to host workshop series with Pontiac Chamber

Les and Seth Gold of American Jewelry and Loan of the hit reality show “Hardcore Pawn”, along with the Pontiac Regional Chamber of Commerce are hosting a workshop series for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship Oakland—Master Class will be held 8-9:30 a.m. March 14, 21 and 28 at American Jewelry and Loan, 546 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac. Session speakers include: Vladimir Gendelman of Company Folders, Inc., www.companyfolders.com; Matthew Farrell of Core Partners, www.corepartners.net; Todd Palmer and Lisa Crawford-Palmer of Diversified Industrial Staffing, www.diversifiedindustrialstaffing.com; Wesley Matthews of High Level Marketing www.highlevelmarketing.com and Rob Cote of Security Vitals, securityvitals.com. The topics include negotiating, business planning, community resources, legal information and marketing. The course is $185 per person and includes materials and refreshments, and membership to the Pontiac Regional Chamber. Proceeds benefit the Pontiac Regional Chamber.


For more information, visit www.pawndetroit.com/entrepreneurshipoakland.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Women’s conference to feature resources for building a brand

Sixth annual Southeast Michigan Women’s Entrepreneur-YOU Conference is 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Walsh College, 3838 Livernois, Troy. It is presented in collaboration by Inforum, Women’s Foundation, and Walsh College with workshops for women entrepreneurs, 313-962-1920, www.walshcollege.edu, $25-$45.