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.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

January business workshops offered

Business owners and entrepreneurs who need assistance are encouraged to attend seminars offered by the Oakland County Business Center. The workshops take place at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph in Waterford Township. For registration, visit www.AdvantageOakland.com/expand or call 248-858-0783.
Advanced Legal Series: Creating Beneficial Relationships with Customers, Contractors and Suppliers is 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 8. This workshop analyzes the legal and “practical” aspects of creating mutually beneficial relationships with customers, suppliers and other third parties. This workshop is well suited for new and existing businesses. The cost is $40.
CEED Microloan Orientation is 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9. Many small businesses face obstacles when trying to obtain a business loan. This workshop is free, but registration is required.
Business Research: Feasibility to Expansion is 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Jan. 9. For those starting a business or wanting to diversify market base. This workshop is presented by Oakland County Market Research and an Oakland County Public Library business reference librarian. This workshop is free, but registration is required.
Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan is 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 16. This workshop is $40.
Legal and Financial Basics for Small Business is 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Jan. 29. This workshop outlines the key legal considerations for entrepreneurs operating Michigan businesses. This workshop is free, but registration is required.

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