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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Starting a business? Here's help

June 1: SCORE helps answer entrepreneur questions
Detroit SCORE Chapter 18, with Southfield Public Library, helps potential entrepreneurs answer the question; “Could I, Should I Start My Own Business?” 8:45 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 1 at Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield. The cost is $10. Call 313-226-7947 to register. Visit www.scoredetroit.org

June 2: Pre-Business Research workshop
Pre-Business Research Workshop/FastTrac is 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at Oakland County Business Center MI-SBTDC, Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. Are you thinking of starting your own business and want to research your business idea? Are you a new business owner who wants to understand which research sources to use for your business plan or loan proposal, and where to find the information you need? Then plan to attend this business pre-planning workshop. Attendees will also receive an orientation to the FastTrac NewVenture program. This makes them eligible to receive a scholarship to the next 10 week program. The scholarship reduces the cost of FastTrac NewVenture from $700 to just $140. Pre-Registration is advised. Seating is limited. Call 248-858-0783. For other workshops offered by Oakland County Business Center, visit oakgov.com/peds/calendar.

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