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.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wayne State conference focuses on business success in lean economy

Wayne State hosts conference
E2 Detroit 2010 conference, “The Lean Launch: Creating a Business in a Down Economy” is 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Wayne State University.
The event will bring together entrepreneurs, business leaders, authors, investors and others for networking.
Business experts and CEOs of local startups will share their successes and challenges to provide real-world insight to entrepreneurs seeking practical knowledge and advice on how to be successful in a lean economy.
For more information about E2 Detroit 2010, visit For reservations, contact Julie O’Connor at or 313-577-3626.

Chamber to host business mixer
A business after-hours mixer for area businesses is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Applebee’s, 2553 Elizabeth Lake Road.
Cost is $10 for Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce members and $15 for nonmembers.
Contact Ashley Bohner at or 248-666-8600.

Learn tax benefits of home-based business
Learn how starting a home-based business can reduce taxes in a free seminar presented by Cheryl Bida, a certified public accountant with Gordon Advisors and G&C Accounting Services in Troy.
The seminar will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, 71 Walnut Blvd.
It will conclude with a brief business opportunity sponsored by Donna Kuper Worldwide, LLC, an independent distributor for SendOutCards. Seating is limited.
Reservations are required by Friday, Oct. 15. Call 248-453-5163.

Fraud awareness seminar being offered
“Fraud Awareness and Prevention: Is Your Company at Risk?” is 8 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Troy Marriott, 200 W. Big Beaver Road.
Topics include what every company should know to protect itself from the rising risk of embezzlement, information security breaches and cyber fraud.
This event brings together a former FBI special agent and leading-edge experts in fraud, information technology security, risk management and law.
Space is limited. Registration is required by Tuesday, Oct. 12. Call 248-293-7172.

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