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.

Friday, June 25, 2010

SCORE offers business workshops

SCORE offers business workshops
SCORE, “Counselors to America’s Small Business,” continues its business workshop series at Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road in Southfield. Call 313-226-7947 to register. “Could I, Should I Start My Own Business?” is 8:45 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. The cost is $10. “Planning Your Own Business” is 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 14. The cost is $45. “How to Write a Successful Business Plan” is 8:45 a.m.-noon July 28. The cost is $45.

America’s IRA Centers hosts workshop
America’s IRA Centers is hosting a free workshop offering strategies to help protect retirement savings from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at 525 N. Main St., Suite 270 in Milford. For information, call 248-438-1010.

Guido’s opens 11th location
Guido’s Premium Pizza, an Oxford pizzeria which began in 1993, has opened its 11th operating franchise location at 545 E. Grand Blanc Road in Grand Blanc. David Harris is the owner. For more information, call 810-695-6000 or visit

Santa Rosa Consulting raises $25 million equity capital

Santa Rosa Consulting Inc., a national provider of consulting services to the health care industry completed a $25 million equity capitalization. Santa Rosa Consulting supplies health care clients a complete range of strategy and advisory services, information technology planning and implementation consulting, and staffing and recruitment services. The $25 million equity investment comes from Vineyard Capital Group of Southfield, Camden Partners of Baltimore, Maryland and Century Capital Management of Boston. For information, visit

Agency top 10 in growth

The Wolf Hulbert Co. of Bingham Farms has been named one of the top 10 growth agencies for Auto-Owners Insurance Company in the Eastern Michigan Region for 2009. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Lansing and at a reception with all regional associates where they and other recipients were presented with a plaque commemorating their accomplishment.  The Wolf Hulbert Company has represented Auto-Owners since 1999. Visit

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