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.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Business events planned this week

Jan. 29
WATERFORD TWP. — The Oakland County Business Center presents Legal and Financial Basics for Small Business. 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph in Waterford Township. This workshop outlines the key legal considerations for entrepreneurs operating Michigan businesses. This workshop is free, but registration is required. For registration, visit www.AdvantageOakland.com/expand or call 248-858-0783.

Jan. 29
TROY — Miller Canfield is hosting “What Does Right-to-Work Mean for Michigan Employers?” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29 at MSU Management Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy. This program has been approved for 1.50 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. The cost is $25. For information, visit Virginia Herrick at 313-496-7548.

Jan. 30
ROCHESTER HILLS — SBIR/STTR 101: Introduction and Overview is 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Jan. 30 at One Golf View Lane, Rochester Hills. Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program basics will be discussed for those considering grant or contract proposals. Topics include program purpose, eligibility, sources of funding and tools for proposal development. For information, visit www.bbcetc.com.

Jan. 30
TROY  —  US Commercial Service IncoTerms Workshop, covering the latest revision of the International Chamber of Commerce Incoterms rules will be presented by Frank Reynolds, author of INCOTERMS for Americans at 8:15 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy. For information, visit eastmichigandec.org/incoterms_registration.php.

Jan. 31
LIVONIA —Global MIT Enterprise Forum and SAE Auto Innovation Competition is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Burton Manor, 27777 Schoolcraft, Livonia. The event features an audience of supervisory or manager level engineers from Tier 1 and OEM companies. Applications to compete are due Jan. 17 to mitgreatlakes@gmail.com. Admission is $35. For information, visit www.mitef.org.

Jan. 31
LIVONIA — ACE’13, the 13th Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship is 2 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31 at Burton Manor, 27777 Schoolcraft, Livonia. Register for a display table and a chance to be selected for the ACE’13 Elevator Pitch Competition, a fast-paced program with six entrepreneurs presenting three-minute pitches to win awards and services. Entrants must be registered for an entrepreneur display table to be considered for the Pitch Competition. Entrepreneurs who are looking for investment and have a startup oriented in technology, web or intellectual property are sought for this competition which was founded in part by MIT Enterprise Forum. The cost to attend this event is $13. The exhibit table registration deadline is $225 by Jan. 17. For information, visit ace-event.org or email Miche@GLEQ.org.

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