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, July 21, 2013

Upcoming events geared to help businesses succeed

July 23 -Take business to next level
NOVI — Farmington Hills-based MI Biz Forward, LLC will host a workshop session with a panel of experts to provide entrepreneurs with education and assistance to support and take their business to the next level. The seminar will be held at On The Border Mexican Restaurant, 21091 Haggerty Road in Novi at 6 p.m. Tuesday July 23. The cost for this session is $30 and includes a meal, Q & A session, and two open networking opportunities. “With the Michigan Biz Forward Workshop series, our presenting panel of experts will offer practical advice and assistance to support the entrepreneur’s needs to take their business to the next level, whether it is a start up or a five-year operation,” said Andrea Lee, Ph.D., C.C., one of the founders of MI Biz Forward and founder of Authentic Integrity Coaching.
To register, call 248-880-8336 or visit www.mibizforward.net.

July 25 - Speed networking
ROYAL OAK — CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Detroit is hosting a CREW + You speed networking event for local professionals at the new Hamlin Corner in Royal Oak, Thursday, July 25. CREW Detroit Member and Dale Carnegie Instructor Alicia Buisst will guide members and nonmembers through fast-paced networking over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. CREW members who register are encouraged to bring a guest at no extra charge. The cost to attend is $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Both men and women are invited. The event begins at 5 p.m. with registration, followed by an introduction to CREW Detroit and an explanation of the format. Speed networking will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event ends at 8 p.m., but post-event networking is always encouraged. Hamlin Corner is located at 386 N. Main Street in Royal Oak. Free parking is available off of University Ave. Register at www.crewdetroit.org

July 25 - Walk-In Business Start-Up Thursdays Free Business Counseling
WATERFORD TWP. — Every Thursday, the Oakland County Business Center offers Walk-In Start-Up Thursdays Free Business Counseling, 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township.

July 30 - Small business legal and financial workshop
WATERFORD TWP. — The Oakland County Business Center also offers workshops for business owners and entrepreneurs. Legal & Financial Basics for Small Business is 9 a.m. to noon July 30. This workshop is free, registration is required at www.AdvantageOakland.com/expand or call 248-858-0783. 

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