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.

Monday, July 16, 2018

SCORE Detroit hosts free marketing workshop

SCORE Detroit to host “Small Biz Summer School” livestream event with Google, LinkedIn and Constant Contact presented by Kim Schott, owner of Troy-based Schott Cultural Consulting, marketing and sales company, noon-2 p.m. July 25 at Macomb Community College Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Road, Building A, Room 202, Clinton Township,, free.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Oakland County workshop to help local businesses compete with online retailers

The "Retail in the Age of Amazon" workshop was created to help local retailers compete in the online commercial marketplace.
The two-part workshop is 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, July 9 and July 16 at Oakland County Conference Center 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford. Register for Retail in the Age of Amazon.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Detroit Startup Week features many events for area entrepreneurs

Area entrepreneurs are invited to the Third Annual Detroit Startup Week, entrepreneurial conference, June 18-22 in downtown Detroit. Chase Base camp will be located outdoors in Grand Circus Park, for registration, co-working and free professional head shots. 
Food trucks will offer free lunch for registrants, throughout the week.
Learning sessions, keynote presentations and funding events will be hosted nearby at places such as Detroit Opera House, Grand Circus Detroit and Detroit is the New Black. 
Featured events include: Power-Scale, a live, reverse pitch competition on June 19; Detroit Startup Job Fair on June 20 and the D-Hack, computer programmers competition is June 21, 23-24. Also, Quicken Loans Demo Day pitch competition is June 22, featuring 15 companies pitching live, to win a share of $1 million,
Register for Detroit Startup Week, free, at

Monday, June 4, 2018

Training workshop to ease learning at work

The Detroit chapter of the Association for Talent Development annual Top Trainer Throwdown is  5:30-8:30 p.m. June 12 at the Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy. Metro-Detroit’s top trainers will offer training techniques, tools, and methods to use in your profession,