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.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ren Carlton’s book is an Amazon bestseller

Local entrepreneur’s book is an Amazon bestseller
Michigan entrepreneur and award-winning journalist Ren Carlton, CPA, CSMC of Troy, released his first book, “Profitpreneurship: Creating a Business that Produces Outstanding Financial Results,” which hit No. 1 on Amazon’s Bestsellers in the Business Plans category. Carlton, founder and CEO of Dynamic Advisory Solutions and host of the Business Reality Network, shares his business philosophy. He recently launched Global CFOs, Inc., a franchising company of Dynamic Advisory Solutions, a consulting firm that specializes in CFO and controller services providing comprehensive financial management solutions. The book offers guidance to small business owners and potential entrepreneurs by demonstrating real and tested methods to create a profit-driven business. The book is on sale now on For more information, call 248-283-8834 or visit

UNI-SOLAR participates in rooftop photovoltaic test site
Rochester Hills-based UNI-SOLAR, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices and producer of flexible thin-film photovoltaic products, is participating in one of the country’s largest rooftop testing sites for photovoltaic modules. The test site, hosted by ProLogis Renewable Energy, is on a utility-scale rooftop in Denver, Colo. The site totals 11 kWp DC of power generation capacity from 99 modules. Already generating power, the initial configuration provides side-by-side comparisons of several module technologies, including monocrystalline, glass-on-glass thin film and membrane-applied thin film modules.

Author offers motivational class
Amanda Butler, president of Keenawah & Associates and founder of Stellar-Gaia Alliances of Royal Oak, is hosting a free introduction to “The Diamond Co-Creative System,” which she wrote about in her book, “You Will Overcome,” from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Life Learning Center, 3121 Rochester Road in Royal Oak. For information, call 248-761-9568 or go to

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