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.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tech248 April MeetUp to be held at Planet Rock in Madison Heights

The next monthly Tech248 Meetup is 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 14 at Planet Rock ,1103 W. 13 Mile Road Madison Heights. The speakers include Brad Frederick, Founder and CEO, Media Genesis; Nick Cocciolone, Founder, Planet Rock; Dr. A.J. Nafso, DDS – “Cryotherapy Technology” and Jon Rimanelli, Detroit Aircraft Corp. – “Humanitarian Aerial Vehicles (HAVs)".
Tech248 MeetUps are focused on tech companies and held at various places in Oakland County.
The events include a brief tech update, networking and collaboration, but are solicitation-free. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/tech248-april-2016-meetup-registration-22454359594.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Free legal aid clinic to be offered in Highland


The Oakland County Bar Association and Huron Valley Youth Assistance, will host a free Legal Aid Clinic 4:30-7 p.m. March 16 at Milford High School, 2380 S. Milford Road, Highland Township. Attorneys and legal aid providers will be on site to provide basic legal information and brief advice and counsel in the areas of Juvenile, Family, Probate, Criminal, General Civil, Bankruptcy and Landlord/Tenant Law. For more information, call Merri Lee Jones at 248-334-3400 or visit www.ocba.org/ocbf.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tech248 MeetUp to focus on creative studios

Nathaniel (Than) McClure, CEO, Scientifically Proven, is the featured speaker at Tech248 MeetUp, 2-4 p.m. March 15 at Studio Center, Farmington Hills. McClure will present “The Creativity Conflict”, focusing on creative studios, projects and business growth. Contact Julie Skene at skenej@oakgov.com or 248-858-5437. There is no cost to attend.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Rochester Chamber hosting 'What’s New In Real Estate' workshop

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting Wednesday Workshop, “What’s New In Real Estate,” 9-11 a.m. March 9 at the chamber office, 71 Walnut, Suite 110, Rochester. David Elya and James Feaheny will present the workshop focussed on current real estate trends, investment opportunities and spring selling tips. Register at www.rrc-mi.com or call 248-651-6700.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Oakland County One Stop Shop workshops planned

CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation
CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation is 9-11 a.m. March 9 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township,www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops, 248-858-0783, free, registration required.

Starting a Business workshop
Starting A Business workshop is 9-11:30 a.m. March 10 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township, www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops, 248-858-0783, free, registration required.

Walk-In-Start-Up Thursdays
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, for individuals who want to launch a business at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. There is no fee. Walk-in sessions are available on a first come, first served basis and each session is limited to 15 minutes, www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops, 248-858-0783.

Five Steps to LinkedIn Mastery
Five Steps to LinkedIn Mastery is 9-11:30 a.m. March 17 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township,www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops, 248-858-0783, $40 per person.