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.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Oakland County business center offers workshops to start the new year

• CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation is 9-11 a.m. Jan. 9 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township, register at advantageoakland.eventbrite.com, 248-858-0783, free. Learn about the requirements and process for a Small Business Loan. CEED Lending is an initiative of Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.

• Starting a Business workshop is 9-11:30 a.m. Jan. 10 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township, register at www.oakgov.com/advantageoakland/business/OneStopShop, 248-858-0783, free. Speakers from Michigan Small Business Development Center.

• Understanding Cash Flow workshop is 9-11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. Startup Cash Analysis and Cash Flow Projections as well as maintaining liquidity will be discussed. Register at advantageoakland.eventbrite.com, 248-858-0783, $40 per person.

• Five Steps to Networking Mastery workshop is 9-11:30 a.m. Jan. 31 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. This brief training will teach you how to become an individual to whom people want to refer more business, advantageoakland.eventbrite.com, The speaker is Terry Bean, Founder of Networked Inc. and Motor City Connect, $40 per person.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Women business owners to host holiday luncheon and fashion show in Southfield

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Greater Detroit chapter is hosting its annual Holiday Affair Luncheon and Fashion Show. NAWBO announced that the show will feature fashions from Dolce Moda of Birmingham and vendors with holiday gift options.
The event includes appetizers, sparkling wine, lunch and dessert. It opens at 11 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at PI Banquet Hall, 28847 Franklin Road, Southfield.
Tickets are $55 for members and $75 for nonmembers, to benefit National Association of Women Business Owners NAWBO Excel, mentor program for young women. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call 313-961-4748 or visit nawbogdc.org. Parking is free. Guests are strongly encouraged to wear red shoes.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Oakland County invites businesses to explore apprenticeship programs

Oakland County companies are invited to attend a special luncheon and panel discussion on how to successfully implement registered apprenticeship programs. Sponsored by Oakland County Michigan Works! and Oakland Community College, the event is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at OCC.
Those interested, should contact Therese Geer at OCC at 248-232-4141 or email apprenticeship@oaklandcc.edu.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Web hosting do's and don'ts to be discussed at meeting

Tech248's November MeetUp, "Five Things to Not Ask Your Hosting Provider & the Importance of Colocation" is 10 a.m.-noon, Nov. 7 at Nexcess, 21700 Melrose Ave., Southfield. Nexcess is a web hosting provider. Registration is required at www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops. Tech248 MeetUps are free networking events designed to connect people of tech companies in Oakland County. For information, call Christopher Dinnan at 248-858-1922.