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, November 20, 2010

Oakland County holds December business workshops

Oakland County holds December business workshops

Business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to attend seminars offered by the Oakland County Business Center at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. For pre-registration, visit, or call 248-858-0783.
Fundamentals of Starting a Business is 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2. The fee is $30.
Sales I: Effective Networking , presented by Denise Roberts, Sales Partners-Troy is 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 8. The fee is $40, which includes all materials.
Pre-Business Research is 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.
Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan workshop is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16. The fee is $40, which includes all materials. No refunds.

Monthly Rise and Shine held

BNA Monthly Rise and Shine is 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Masserman Photography, 2900 Orchard Lake Road Suite #7, Keego Harbor. Coffee and morning snacks provided while networking and learning about area businesses. The cost is $5 per person.

Retired federal employees meeting is Nov. 24

The National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1532 will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 in the activities room at the Clawson Community Building (Hunter School), 509 Fisher Ct., Clawson. Refreshments will be served and all retired and current federal employees are welcome.

Empowering Michigan Career Expo is Nov. 30 will sponsor the Empowering Michigan Career Expo in Wayne County with plans to link job seekers with hiring companies. “Dearborn/Detroit Job Fair, Plans To Hire 100’s of Local Residence”
The next “Empowering Michigan Career Expo” will take place on 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Doubletree Hotel, 5801 Southfield Freeway, Dearborn, Michigan. Several local companies will be present and ready to interview and discuss hiring opportunities.
Companies hiring on-site will be ready to interview candidates on the spot. Businesses interested in registering for a booth should contact at 734-956-4550.

CREW Detroit holiday party is Dec. 1

The Detroit chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW Detroit) announces its annual holiday party will be 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 at The Rattlesnake Club, 300 Riverplace, Detroit.
The networking event is open to all. The cost is $50 for members and $65 for non-members,(members may register a guest at the member rate).
This includes two drink tickets and a delicious assortment of hors d’oeuvres and mini desserts; attendees are encouraged to bring a retail or Visa gift card in an increment of $15 to $25 to help provide holiday gifts for Detroit-based Alternatives For Girls. For information, visit or call 785-832-1808.

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