June Business Workshops Offered By Oakland County

Waterford, Michigan — May 20, 2009 —

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

Fiscal Fitness for the Growing Business — Topic: Cash Flow Management.
This workshop provides the business owner an in-depth look at the essentials of using financial information to make effective decisions about improving their business performance. Thursday, June 4, 2009 from 7:30 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 our website at oakgov.com/peds/calendar, or call (248) 858-0783. Speakers from the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center, co-sponsored by Fifth Third Bank. The fee is $25 and pre-payment is required. No refunds.

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, June 9, 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.

The day-to-day responsibilities of running your own business leave little time to focus on long-term vision, goals, and strategies. Find time in your schedule to spend it with Listening to Your Business, a half-day workshop from FastTrac. No one knows your business better than you. Listening to Your Business gives you the tools you need to take a closer look at where your business is today, what you want it to look like in three years, and the steps to get there. The class is held on Tuesday, June 16, from 8 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 our website at oakgov.com/peds/calendar, or call (248) 858-0783. The fee is $95.

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. The class is held on Wednesday, June 17, 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 our website at oakgov.com/peds/calendar, or call (248) 858-0783. The fee is $40, checks made payable to “Sales Partners – Troy.” No refunds.

Start a Business is a seminar for anyone thinking about going into business. Participants examine their entrepreneurial skills, learn how to implement their ideas and receive a list of pitfalls to avoid when starting a business. The class runs from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, Waterford. For location and pre-registration, visit our website at oakgov.com/peds/calendar, or call (248) 858-0783. The fee is $30. No refunds.

QuickBooks® Essentials is an introduction to small business financial management and provides an overview of accurate recordkeeping, report interpretation and utilization, and management of the variety of tools provided in this system. This workshop, presented by Kildal Services, LLC, will be held Wednesday, June 24, from 9:00 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 our website at oakgov.com/peds/calendar, or call (248) 858-0783. Fee is $40 per person, which includes all materials.

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, June 25, 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.

July 2009
09:    Pre-Business Research Workshop (AM)
15:    Marketing Your Business
16:    How to Start a Business Workshop (AM)
21:    Legal & Financial Basics
23:    How to Write a Business Plan Workshop (AM)
30:    Small Business Loan Workshop

August 2009
04:    Pre-Business Research Workshop (PM)
06:    TEAM SBA Financing Roundtables
13:    How to Start a Business Workshop (PM)
20:    How to Write a Business Plan Workshop (PM)
28:    Listening to Your Business