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.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Walsh college to host free webinar, 'Your Career, Your Brand'

Walsh College announced it is hosting a free webinar, “Your Career, Your Brand,” will air, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, according to a release issued by Walsh College. The webinar will be led by Lee Meadows, Ph.D., Walsh College professor, Management, who discusses the career as a brand and how to position your brand for success and align your skill set to your career.
Registration is required, visit
Meadows has 30 years of leadership experience and has held positions including: area director, University Housing Programs, Michigan State University; supervisor, Training and Development, General Motors and director, training, Con-Way Transportation Services.
Meadows has a Ph.D. in Higher Education, M.A. in Counseling, and a bachelor of arts in Telecommunications from Michigan State University..

Sunday, July 10, 2016

CEED Lending launches Pitch ‘N’ Pontiac competition

CEED Lending has teamed up with Talmer Bank to launch the Pitch “N” Pontiac pitch competition. Pontiac-based small businesses can compete to win a share of $10,000 in cash and business counseling.
Applications are due July 29 for the Aug. 31 Pitch “N” Pontiac Competition. To register, visit
The competition is for new and existing small business owners to pitch their ideas and gain on-the-spot feedback on launching and/or growing their businesses.
CEED Lending (Center for Empowerment and Economic Development) is an initiative of The Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.
For more information, contact Belinda Turner-DuBois at or 734-677-1400 or visit

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Oakland County Business Center to host '5 Steps to Twitter Mastery'

Learn the true powers of Twitter in the Oakland County One Stop Business Center workshop, "Five Steps to Twitter Mastery." The workshop will be held July 21 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. The cost is $40, registration required,, 248-858-0783.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Oakland County Business Center to host talent development workshop

Oakland County One Stop Business Center is hosting a free lunch-and-learn workshop, "Winning Talent Development Strategies for Businesses," 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. Opportunities to develop talent base will be explored, including: Apprenticeships On-the-Job Training and customized training including Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) Program – that combines theory, practice and work experience. Register for the workshop here and for information, visit or call 248-858-0783.