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.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Bacon, Eggs & Resumes! workshop is Jan. 8

Jan. 8 resume workshop

Bacon, Eggs & Resumes! 2011 Resume Workshop Series presented by AwesomeU! is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at Hilton Garden-Inn/Southfield, 26000 American Dr., Southfield. The workshop offers interview tips and a professionally prepared resume. The cost is $50 each. For information, visit or call 248-875-2583.

Oakland County holds January 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.
Small Business Loan Workshop, including how to develop a winning loan proposal presented by the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Oakland County Business Center is 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 6. The cost is $20 per person, make checks payable to S.C.O.R.E. Pre-registration is required, call 248-858-0783.
Pre-business research workshop is 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11. This workshop is free, pre-registration is required.
Fundamentals of Starting a Business is 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 13. Fee is $30.
Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan is 9 a.m. to noon Thursday Jan. 20. Fee is $40, which includes all materials.
Legal & Financial Basics for Small Business is 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 25. This workshop is free, pre-registration is required.
Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business is 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 26. The fee is $40. No refunds.

Jan. 12 Microloan orientation

Microloan orientation, presented by the Center for Empowerment & Economic Development, (C.E.E.D.) is 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield. This workshop is free, pre-registration is required.

Jan 12 Community House book chat

The Community House, 380 South Bates Street, Birmingham, is offering a unique book series which focuses on popular books dealing with the economy.
The next book discussion is 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12. It will feature “The Zeroes: My Misadventures in the Decade Wall Street Went Insane” by Randall Lane.
The group will be led by Bill Whitehouse, Vice President, Trust Administrator, and Bruce Kridler, Senior Vice President, Private Financial Group, both of Huntington National Bank.
The event is free, reservations requested. Call 248-644-5832, or e-mail


Jan 13 Inforum Annual Auto Show Breakfast

Inforum Annual Auto Show Breakfast,Transforming the Auto Industry into the Destination of Choice for High-Talent Women is 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at Detroit Marriott, Renaissance Center, 400 W. Renaissance Drive, Detroit.
The event will feature speeches from automotive CEOs Dan Akerson of GM, Sergio Marchionne of Chrysler and Alan Mulally of Ford, along with a line-up of speakers with insights about the future role of women in the automotive industry. The cost is $45 for Inforum members and $55 for non-members. For information, visit or call 877-633-3500.

Jan. 13 Waterford Chamber awards dinner

The Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce, “A Night at the Derby,” 12th annual meeting and awards dinner is 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at White Lake Oaks Country Club, 991 N. Williams Lake Road, White Lake. The cost is $48 per person. Call 248-666-8600.

Jan. 19 Inforum hosts Detroit Works executive

The City of Detroit’s Karla Henderson will discuss Detroit’s efforts to re-think its physical footprint 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit.
Inforum will host Karla Henderson, group executive of planning and facilities and one of the leaders of the Detroit Works Project.
Henderson’s presentation will be the second event in Inforum’s IN4M, after-hours speaker’s series, which highlights women who test the limits in work, recreation, and lifestyle.
The cost is $29 for Inforum members and $39 for nonmembers.
Visit or call 877-633-3500.

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