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, May 2, 2016

Ferndale workshop geared to improve email subject lines

A workshop about creating good subject lines for email messages, “Standout Email Subject Lines: Get Open, Get Read, Get Ahead of Your Competition”  is 9-10:30 a.m. May 10 at Credit Union One, 400 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale,

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Oakland County’s Economic Outlook Luncheon is May 5

The 31st annual Oakland County Economic Outlook Forecast luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. May 5 at the Detroit Marriott Troy, 200 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy. University of Michigan economists Dr. George Fulton and Donald Grimes will give presentations. Tickets are $50 at

Friday, April 29, 2016

Smartphone workshop for business is May 5 in Waterford

“Use Your Smartphone to Improve Your Business” workshop is 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 5 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township, $40,, 248-858-0783.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

'The Elephant in the Boardroom’ author to speak in Troy

Vistage Michigan will host Edgar Papke, author of “The Elephant in the Boardroom: How Leaders Use and Manage Conflict to Reach Greater Levels of Success.” Papke is a speaker, author and executive coach known for his innovative approaches to leadership and business. The event, which is open to CEOs, presidents and key executives, is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 at the Troy Marriott, 200 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy. Cinco de Mayo-themed hors d’oeuvres and libations will be served, starting at 4:30 p.m. The keynote address begins at 5 p.m. There is no cost to attend. Vistage Michigan is a Chief Executive organization. Registration is required, with Anna Morton at 586-443-5880 (ext. 205) or visit