Business owners and entrepreneurs who need assistance are invited to attend seminars offered by the Oakland County Business Center. The workshops are held in the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, Waterford.
For more information and to register please visit our website
or call 248-858-0783.
March 1 – 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Are you thinking of starting your own business and want to research your business idea? Are you a business owner who wants to understand which research sources to use for your business plan and where to find the information you need? Presented by Oakland County’s Business Center Market Research Division, and an Oakland County Public Library business reference librarian. This workshop is free but pre-registration is required.
CEED Microloan Orientation
March 14 - 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Many small business owners face obstacles when trying to obtain a business loan. The recognition of the serious need for working capital for existing businesses, start-up or expansion, equipment purchases, and job creation is not the priority it once was. If you have a need for alternative financing consider the MicroLoan Program. Discover the requirements and process necessary to apply and obtain a microloan. Program presented by the Center for Empowerment & Economic Development (C.E.E.D.) This workshop is free but pre-registration is required.
Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan
March 15 - 9:00 a.m. to Noon
A workshop for small business owners who are developing a plan to serve as their road map to success. Workshop participants learn what elements are commonly found in effective plans and work on developing each of these for their own business. Assistance in the process as well as information on resources is provided. Fee: $40
March 29 - Session I: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Session II: 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
This introduction to small business financial management provides an overview of accurate recordkeeping, report interpretation and utilization, and management of the variety of tools provided in this system.
will cover: basic accounting terminology; new company file setup; customizing forms & letters; and working with bank accounts
includes: invoicing customers; receiving payments and making deposits; entering vendor bills/paying vendor bills; and using credit card accounts
This workshop is presented by Kildal. Laptop highly recommended. Fee: $40 each session; or $75 for both
4: CEED Microloan Orientation
4: Pre Business Research
4: Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business
5: Small Business Loan Workshop
10: Facebook for Business (Beginner)
11: Fundamentals of Starting a Business
13: Oakland County Venture Forward Series
17: Facebook for Business (Intermediate)
18: Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan
24: Legal & Financial Basics for Small Business
24: Facebook for Business (Advanced)
26: 5 Keys to Achieving Fiscal Fitness
3: Pre Business Research
9: CEED Microloan Orientation
10: Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan
23: Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification Orientation
31: Team SBA Financing Roundtable