WATERFORD TWP. — The Oakland County Business Center offers workshops for business owners and entrepreneurs at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township. For registration, visit www.AdvantageOakland.com/expand or call 248-858-0783.
Legal & Financial Basics for Small Business is 9 a.m. to noon July 30. This workshop is free, registration is required.
Marketing Your Business is 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. The cost is $40 per person.
This course presents practical applications of marketing concepts designed to help small businesses grow.
Team SBA Financing Roundtable is 9:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 8. It is a free loan orientation conducted by a business banker, a business consultant from the SBAs network of Small Business Development Centers, and an SBA representative.
CEED Microloan Orientation is 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. The workshop is free.
Starting a Business workshop is 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. The cost is $30.
Business Research: Feasibility to Expansion is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 at Novi Public Library, 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi. This is for startups or existing small businesses looking to research their business idea or business plan. The workshop is free.
Venture Forward 10-Week Series is 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 at least $100,000/year. The series is held, 9 a.m. to noon, Fridays, Aug. 9-Oct. 11. The cost is $140.
Financial Management Basics is 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 15. The cost is $40. This workshop covers the basics of financial management including how to start an accounting system and how to apply the information to manage a business.
Writing a Business Plan is 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. The cost is $40.
Health Care Reform and Small Business is 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 22. The workshop is free.