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Monday, October 29, 2012

Oakland County to offer November business workshops

Business owners and entrepreneurs who need assistance are invited to attend the following seminars offered by the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center. To register, visit www.AdvantageOakland.com/expand or call 248-858-0783.

Business Research: Feasibility to Expansion is 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at Novi Public Library, 45255 10 Mile Rd  Novi. This workshop is for those thinking of starting a business and want to research an idea and for business owners who wants to benchmark profit margins against similar size businesses and identify market trends. 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.
QuickBooks Essentials is an introduction to small business financial management with an overview of accurate recordkeeping, report interpretation and utilization, and management of the variety of QuickBooks tools. It is presented in two sessions on Wednesday, Nov. 7, by Kildal Services, LLC at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township. Session I is 9 to 11:30 a.m. It covers basic accounting terminology, new company file setup, customizing forms and letters, working with bank accounts. Session II is 12:30 to 3 p.m. It covers invoicing customers, receiving payments and making deposits, entering vendor bills/paying vendor bills, using credit card accounts. The cost is $40 for one session or $75 for both, per person. Laptop is recommended.

CEED Microloan Orientation is for those who need alternative financing. This workshop discusses the requirements and process necessary to apply and obtain a microloan. It is presented by the Center for Empowerment & Economic Development (C.E.E.D.), 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township. The workshop is free but registration is required.
Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan is 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township. This workshop is for small business owners who are developing their plan to success.The fee is $40 per person.

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