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.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Women’s conference to feature resources for building a brand

Sixth annual Southeast Michigan Women’s Entrepreneur-YOU Conference is 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Walsh College, 3838 Livernois, Troy. It is presented in collaboration by Inforum, Women’s Foundation, and Walsh College with workshops for women entrepreneurs, 313-962-1920,, $25-$45.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Workshop to offer smartphone tips to improve business

Use Your Smartphone to Improve Your Business workshop is 9-11:30 a.m. March 1 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, register at, $25 per person.

Tech248 MeetUp is Feb. 24 in Farmington Hills

Tech248’s February MeetUp is 2-4 p.m. Feb. 24 at Secure-24, 26955 Northwestern Highway, Ste. 200, Farmington Hills, presentation by Sean Donaldson, Chief Technology Officer at Secure-24, “Security. Performance. Scalability. Why a Cloud Model Makes Sense,” register by noon Feb. 22 to Susan Stack, or 248-858-0734.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Oakland County to host Breakfast of Champions

Leadership Oakland Breakfast of Champions is 7:30-9 a.m. Feb. 21 at the MSU Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, 248-952-6880,, $36. Young Professionals Panel moderator is Jennifer Korman, LOXIX, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Lawrence Tech launches Leaders and Innovators series

Starting a Business: Entrepreneurism” is Feb. 16 at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield. The Leaders and Innovators event begins with networking and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. It is hosted by WWJ Business Editor Murray Feldman. Register at The event is free. Future Leaders and Innovators events include “Social Media and the Small Business” on March 16, and “Work-Life Balance” on April 13.