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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Learn to make money preparing taxes or real estate investing

Sept. 27
The Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) course is designed to help you meet the requirements set by the IRS for Paid Tax Return Preparers.
The first class is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Walsh College 41500 Gardenbrook Road Novi. The class also meets Oct. 11, Oct. 25 and Nov. 8
 To register, call or email,Tara Miceli at 248-823-1256 or
According to the IRS, the RTRP test will focus on the ethical responsibilities of federal tax return preparers and the completion of Form 1040 series, along with the basic related schedules and forms.
This course is exam preparation and satisfies 10 hours of continuing education under the "other federal tax law" requirement.
The Walsh Institute blended course is comprised of nine study units containing the information necessary to pass the exam delivered both on site at the Walsh Novi campus and online through the Gleim learning system. Coursework is designed to provide you with the body of knowledge required by the IRS as well as test taking tools to help you successfully pass the exam. On site classes will be conducted on these dates by Eric Skinner, Walsh Adjunct Professor and IRS Associate Area Counsel.
Tuition price is $350 and includes all materials. To register visit

Sept. 28
Investing in Real Estate is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. The keynote speaker is Kevin Thompson for the Q&A format presentation. It is followed by a Mini-Boot Camp. Thompson is a real estate pro who has personally bought, sold, and managed nearly 200 residential and commercial properties. Topics that will be covered include purchasing, inspections, financing, managing, selling, flipping and more.The event is free, bring your own lunch.

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