The Oakland County Business Center offers monthly workshops for business owners and entrepreneurs. The center also offers Walk In — Start-Up Thursdays Free Business Counseling every Thursday.
The hours are 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Sessions will be limited to 15 minutes and are available on a first come, first-served basis.
weekly business counseling and the following events are held 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.
(C.E.E.D. is Center for Empowerment and Economic Development) Microloan
Orientation is 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. This free workshop
covers the requirements and process to apply and obtain a microloan.
Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification Orientation is 9 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 18. The cost is $25 per person. The workshop covers the
benefits and process of becoming a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE).
Benefits include certification to private sector WBE's and access to
procurement opportunities with major national companies. For additional
information, visit www.miceed.org.
Business Research: Feasibility
to Expansion is 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 19. This free workshop
is for startup or existing small business looking to research their
business idea or find research for their business plan.
Essentials Part 1 and Part 2 is 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 25. The cost is $40 each or $75 for both parts. This
introduction to small business financial management provides an overview
of accurate recordkeeping, report interpretation and utilization, and
management of QuickBooks tools.
Health Care Reform and Small
Business, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 25. This free workshop
discusses health care reform legislation and how it will affect all
Writing a Business Plan from 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday, Sept. 26. The cost is $40 per person. This course covers
business planning in detail along with a demonstration of the MI-SBTDC
online business plan tool.