December workshops from the Oakland County Business Center

Business owners and entrepreneurs who need assistance are invited to attend seminars in December, 2009 offered by the Oakland County Business Center. Business Basics workshops are now offered in the evenings on alternating months.

Pre-Business Research – 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? The class is held on Tuesday, December 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, Waterford. For location specifics and pre-registration, visit our website at oakgov.com/peds/calendar, or call (248) 858-0783. Presented by The Entrepreneur’s Source, Oakland County’s Business Center, Market Research Department, and Research Librarian. This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.

How to Increase Sales & Grow Your Business – You’re up and running, right? And still busting your butt, but not getting the results you want? You’re asking yourself, “Is this it? What am I missing?” Learn the secrets and skills that will give you a tremendous competitive edge and dramatically improve your income! Presented by Denise Roberts – Sales Partners-Troy. The class is held on Wednesday, December 9, from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, Waterford. For location specifics and pre-registration, visit: http://www.oakgov.com/peds/calendar/index.html or call (248) 858-0783. The fee is $40, checks made payable to “Sales Partners – Troy.” No refunds.

Write a Business Plan is a workshop for small business owners who are developing a plan to serve as their road map to success. The class is held on Thursday, December 10, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, Waterford. For location specifics and pre-registration, visit our website at oakgov.com/peds/calendar, or call (248) 858-0783. The fee is $40, which includes all materials. No refunds.

Future Workshops ?
(AM) Morning Class 9 a.m. to 12/12:30 p.m.?
(PM) Evening Class 6 p.m. to 9/9:30 p.m.??

January 2010
?07:   Pre-Business Research Workshop?
14:   Fundamentals of Starting a Business?
21:   Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan?
26:   Legal and Financial Basics for Small Business?
28:   Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business

February 2010?
09:   Pre-Business Research (PM)?
16:   Start A Business (PM)?
17:   Team SBA Financing Roundtable?
23:   Write A Business Plan (PM)?
24:   WBE Certification Orientation?
25:   Small Business Loan Workshop