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, November 22, 2010

Business Resource Centers open in Oakland

Business Resource Centers open in Oakland

The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center has created several new Business Resource Centers in Wayne, Oakland and Monroe counties. Tools available include the latest computer technology; hardware and software addressing diverse business needs; and a small business reference library of books and publications.
The southeastern Michigan region now has seven resource centers in operation, including newly operating locations in the Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield, Oakland County One Stop Shop and Oakland County Business Center in Waterford Township. Call 734-487-0355.

Entrepreneurs invited to pitch a Beringea venture capitalist

Entrepreneurs are invited to pitch a Beringea venture capitalist during 15-minute sessions at sites around the state. Beringea, Michigan’s largest venture capital firm, is introducing an open investor-pitch forum known as “Office Hours” in a months-long tour of Michigan’s entrepreneurial hotspots.
Similar to the office hours format used by university professors, these sessions will provide the Michigan entrepreneurial community open access to Beringea venture capitalists for their perspective, feedback and advice on topics ranging from business ideas, fundraising and to the market opportunity for technologies or services.
Entrepreneurs of any type, from students with innovative ideas to professionals with established businesses, are invited to meet with Beringea investment professionals in 15 minute time slots (pre-registration at is required) at any stop on the statewide tour.
The Oakland County stops are in Farmington Hills on January 11, 2011 and Troy on February 23, 2011.
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