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, September 15, 2010

Free student tickets for social media forum

Free student tickets for social media forum

The 140 Characters Conference, which explores the effects of the emerging real-time Internet on business, is coming to The Fillmore Detroit on Wednesday, Oct. 20, and its founder, Jeff Pulver, is offering at least 250 student tickets for free. Graduate and undergraduate students with a valid university or college e-mail address are invited to register for the conference at Similar conferences have been held in cities around the world, including Los Angeles, Boston, Tel Aviv, London and New York City. Nonstudent tickets are available for $140. To view a list of scheduled speakers for the Detroit event, visit

Elite Ink Tattoo holds Pink Ink fundraiser

Elite Ink Tattoo Studio at 25543 Van Dyke in Center Line is sponsoring the second annual Pink Ink fundraiser, taking place on Sept. 23 at Elite Ink Tattoo Studio, 25543 Van Dyke Avenue, Center Line.
Customers can get a pink ribbon tattoo for a donation to The Pink Fund. The Pink Fund is an organization dedicated to helping those who are in active treatment or recovering from breast cancer.
There will be baskets raffled off as well and Powerhouse Gym, which is helping to sponsor the event this year, will give a 90-day membership to participants to any of the participating gyms in Michigan. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 586-759-8446 or visit or

Better Business Bureau offers networking

The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula will be holding its monthly Business Card Exchange 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 in the Better Business Bureau Conference Room at 26999 Central Park Blvd., Suite 165. Michael Jeffreys, president and founder of the Yes Network!, is the featured speaker. There is no cost to attend. For information, call 248-799-0305.

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