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, February 19, 2018

Market research business workshops offered in Oakland County

• Market Research Basics workshop is 9-11:30 a.m. Feb. 21  or April 11 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township,, 248-858-0783, free workshop.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Networking event to highlight connected car technology

 Tech248 MeetUp for February is 9-11 a.m. Feb. 13 at Danlaw Inc., 41211 Vincenti Court, Novi. “Connected Car Technology-Paving the Way for Sustainable Mobility” will be presented by Danlaw COO Tim Morris and VP Engineering Solutions Dan McClung. The monthly meetUps are networking events designed to connect people of tech companies in Oakland County. Admission is free. There is a no solicitation policy for the MeetUps. Register at or call 248-858-1922.

Women in Business awards dinner slated

NAWBO Greater Detroit presents the 2018 Top 10 Influential Women in Business Awards Dinner, 6:30-9 p.m. March 1 at Regency Manor & Banquet Center, 25228 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield, featuring keynote speaker, Carla Harris, vice chairman and managing director, Morgan Stanley, and author of "Expect to Win." Tickets are $100 for members and $150 for nonmembers. VIP with reception at 5:30 p.m. is an extra $25. Register at or call 313-961-4748.

Monday, January 29, 2018

SCORE Detroit invites metro area small businesses to compete for $15K awards

SCORE’s American Small Business Championship is accepting entries from small businesses, nationwide. Three grand prizes winners will receive $15,000 each. SCORE, a nonprofit resource partner of the Small Business Administration, is hosting the championship. U.S. small business owners can apply to be a champion through Feb. 7 at The local Detroit chapter encourages local small business owners to enter. For more information about the local chapter and workshops, visit