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 30, 2012

Business events

July 31
The “Hired In Michigan” Career Expo sponsored by JobFairGiant.com and Sion Recruitment., is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 at Radisson Hotel, 39475 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills.
Participating employers will hire in the following industries: Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, Finance, Customer Service, Management, Retail, Information Technology, Machining, Restaurant, Medical and many other great industries.
Businesses interested in registering for the career expo should contact Maria Westwood, Director, JobFairGiant.com at westwood@jobfairgiant.com or 734-956-4550.

July 31
The Oakland County Business Center is hosting Legal & Financial Basics for Small Business, 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 31 at the Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. The workshop is free, but registration is required at www.oakgov.com/peds/calendar or call 248-858-0783.

Aug. 1
The Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center is hosting Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township. For registration, visit www.AdvantageOakland.com or call 248-858-0783.
It is presented by Oakland County and The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center. The fee is $40.

Aug. 2
The Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center is hosting Business Research: Feasibility to Expansion, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township. For registration, visit www.AdvantageOakland.com or call 248-858-0783. It is presented by Oakland County Market Research and an Oakland County Public Library business reference librarian. This workshop is free, but registration is required.

Aug. 3
Starting Aug. 3, all residents of Michigan looking for a little food and fun to kick off the weekend will have the opportunity to do so at the Oakland County Business Association’s sponsored event, Fun First Fridays. The event, held at the Atrium of Novi, will take place on the first Friday of each month, noon to 6 p.m. for the remainder of this year. Proceeds will benefit Michigan individuals who are disabled. The event includes an open house in which local businesses from Novi, Wixom and Farmington Hills can set up booths and interact with members of the community by passing out promotional items or food samples. In addition, there will be a variety of activities, arts and crafts, entertainment and events to participate in including Adopt-a-Pet, the Atrium Farmer’s Market, a talent show, face painting and bowling. Those interested in attending or being an exhibitor, should visit FunFirstFridays.com, email FunFirstFridays@gmail.com or call 248-396-0396.

Aug. 6
Band of Angels is partnering with Joe Bologna, overseer of Joe Bologna Restaurants, for the Joe Bologna 12th Annual Golf Outing for Down Syndrome on Monday, August 6 at Greystone Golf Club 67500 Mound Road, Washington. Proceeds will help children and adults with Down syndrome and other cognitive challenges. The $150 per golfer fee includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, golf and 3 hour open bar along with an auction. Tickets also available for just dinner and drinks for $60 each. For information, call 586-752-7030.

Aug. 7
The Farmington/Farmington Hills Optimist Club 22nd annual Orrie Donley Golf Outing begins with registration at 8 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m. Aug. 7 at Farmington Hills Golf Club, 37777 Eleven Mile Court, Farmington Hills. The proceeds benefit youth programs in Farmington and Farmington Hills. A golf package is $100 and includes 18 holes of golf, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hole sponsorships are available starting at $100. Prize donations are sought. Register at www.f2hoptimists.org or call Corey Bartsch, Farmington Hills Fire Chief at 248-871-2800.

Aug. 8
The Community House (TCH) will continue its monthly Bulletproof Your Success Business Lectures, presented by Camille Jayne, President and CEO of TCH. The lectures offer tools and processes that business people can start using immediately to help “bulletproof” their personal business effectiveness.
The next lecture, “If the Devil is in the Details, You Had Better Know Which Ones” Success Business Cluster: No Fail Business Planning is Aug. 8 at The Community House, 380 South Bates Street, Birmingham. The fee per lecture is $35, add $10 for lunch. For more information and to register, visit www.tchbulletproof.org.

Aug. 8
The Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center is hosting  CEED Microloan Orientation, 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township.
The orientation is presented by Oakland County and the Center for Empowerment & Economic Development (C.E.E.D.) This workshop is free, but registration is required, visit www.AdvantageOakland.com or call 248-858-0783.

Aug. 8
The Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center is hosting  Twitter for Business (Beginner) is 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township. The class covers how to create a Twitter account and profile, choose the best user name, learn Twitter lingo, how to protect a brand, and more. The fee is $40. Those who attend this session are able to sign up for Twitter for Business (Intermediate), 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 15 and Twitter for Business (Advanced), 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22. The fee for each class is $40. Register at www.AdvantageOakland.com or call 248-858-0783.

Aug. 9
The Real Estate Investors Assoc. of Oakland is hosting a workshop on buying financial notes secured by real estate at a discount and re-selling the note for a profit, is 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 at Club Venetian, John R Road, Madison Heights. Seminar is free to members and $20 for nonmembers. Call 800-747-6742 or visit www.REIAofOakland.com.

Aug. 9
The Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center is hosting
FastTrac GrowthVenture is Aug. 9 through Oct. 11 (10 sessions). Classes are 6 to 9 p.m. at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township.
FastTrac GrowthVenture is an intensive, 10-week program designed for owners, CEO's and top management team members of small businesses with at least two years of operating experience, minimum of two employees, and annual revenue of between $100,000 and $749,000.
For registration, visit www.AdvantageOakland.com or call 248-858-0783. FastTrac GrowthVenture is normally $700 per participant. Sponsor support allows us to offer a scholarship-reduced rate of $140.

Aug. 9
The Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center is hosting  Team SBA Financing Roundtable,  9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 9 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township.
This session is best suited to those with good credit, a solid business idea and money to invest in their business. The session will demystify small business financing and the lending process. This workshop is free, but registration is required, visit www.AdvantageOakland.com or call 248-858-0783.

Aug. 9
The Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center is hosting  Fundamentals of Starting a Business, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township. Participants examine their entrepreneurial skills, learn how to implement their ideas and receive a list of pitfalls to avoid when starting a business. The fee is $30. For registration, visit www.AdvantageOakland.com or call 248-858-0783.

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