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Saturday, May 25, 2013

LTU hosts program on how to start a business

The Lawrence Technological University, (LTU) Entrepreneurial Collaboratory will present a free program, “How to Start and Build a Business,” 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, in room M336 of the Buell Management Building at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield.
The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin with coffee and conversation at 8:30 a.m. Participants should register at
LTU Associate Professor Jacqueline Stavros, the co-author of “SOAR: Building Strengths-Based Strategy,” and LTU Assistant Professor Matt Cole will discuss the SOAR (strengths, opportunities, aspirations and results) planning process.
An overview of the commercialization process will be provided by Francis “Tex” Criqui, a principal of the consulting firm Technology Highway and the leader of the LTU Entrepreneurial Collaboratory.
The program is sponsored by the City of Southfield, the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce and LTU. For information, visit

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