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, May 3, 2015

'LinkedIn Mastery' is among Oakland County's upcoming workshops

• Business Research: Feasibility to Expansion is 9-11:30 a.m. May 5 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops248-858-0783, free.

• Five Steps to LinkedIn Mastery is 9-11:30 a.m. May 6 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops248-858-0783, $40.

• Walk-In-Start-Up Thursdays is 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday, non holiday at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. Walk In Start Up Thursdays Small Business counseling initiative is for individuals who want to launch a business. They will receive confidential, one-on-one advice from an experienced business consultant with no appointment necessary. There is no fee. Walk-in sessions are available on a first come, first served basis and each session is limited to 15 minutes. Visit www.advantageoakland.com/StartABusiness or call 248-858-0783.

• CEED Small Business Loan Orientation is 9-11 a.m. May 13 at at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops248-858-0783, free, but registration required.

• FundingPost’s Angel Investor & Venture Capitalist Event for Entrepreneurs is 2-6 p.m. May 14 at Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Building 41W, Waterford Township. Hear directly from investors on what they do and don’t like to hear from early-stage entrepreneurs and get immediate answers to your questions. Entrepreneur Attendees: $49, investor/service provider attendees: $59, Exhibitor Table (Including two tickets): $300, 248-238-8766customerservice@venditaco.com

• QuickBooks for Business Owners is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 12 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops248-858-0783, $60.

• Starting a Business is 9-11:30 a.m. May 14 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops248-858-0783, free but registration required.

• Break the Rules, Close More Sales is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops248-858-0783, $40.

• Team SBA Financing Roundtable is 9 a.m.-noon May 21 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops248-858-0783www.miceed.org, free but registration required.

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