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.

Business Calendar

  Google Workshop: Measure Success with Website Analytics is 3-4:30 p.m. June 16 at Northwood University, 1500 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, 248-641-0031, $15.
Medical Main Street and Southfield health care consultants HealthRise Solutions are sponsoring an informational and networking session that can help companies become approved vendors, 8-11 a.m. June 18 at HealthRise Solutions, 18000 W. Nine Mile Road, Southfield. Cost is $10 per participant,, 248-858-1848.
• Construction Association of Michigan and Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan Mid-Year Economic Forecast and State of the Industry Luncheon is June 18 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The luncheon meeting will begin with a tradeshow, 10:30 a.m.-noon, lunch and program is noon- 2 p.m. featuring keynote speakers Jim Baird, Chief Investment Officer, Plante Moran Financial Advisors, and W. Jay Wortley, Director of the Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis, State of Michigan. Register at 248-862-1002, $50/person,
• Government Contracting 101 is 9 a.m.- noon June 18 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. How to sell goods and services to the federal government and the state of Michigan. Presented by Alexander Masters, PTAC of Schoolcraft College, $45 per person. or call 248-858-0783.
• 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. or call 248-858-0783.
• Women in Mobile/Wireless Tech: An Exploration of Opportunity with Successful Women Leaders is 6-8:30 p.m. June 22 at the Iroquois Club, 43248 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, hosted by The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan. Krischa Winright, CIO for Priority Health, will join five women leaders in the mobile/wireless tech space from a variety of industries to participate in the first ‘Women in Mobile Tech’ event, $40,
• Legal Basics for Small Business is 9 a.m.-noon June 23 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. Legal Basics for Small Business gives new and existing Michigan entrepreneurs an understanding of the key legal and financial considerations when starting and operating a business in Michigan. The program addresses how to select the best legal entity for a business, how to protect business interests when dealing with customers, suppliers or independent contractors, and important information and guidelines for establishing short- and long-term succession plans for a business, $25 per person, or call 248-858-0783.
• Leadership Training and Certification seminar is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23 at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Road in Novi. Interactive “boot camp-like” seminar conducted by Certified Life and Business Coach Dr. Andrea Lee, will guide participants to develop the skills to manage their businesses effectively. The program includes exploring the five practices of exemplary leadership skills and taking steps to keep staff and customers happy. Register at or call 248-880-8336, $499 per person.