Oakland County presents November business workshops

Business Workshops Offered By Oakland County

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.

Pre-Business Research
November 2 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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 The Oakland County Business Center, The Entrepreneur’s Source, Oakland County Market Research Department, and a Business Reference Librarian. This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.

Women’s Business Certification (WBE) Orientation
November 3 – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Learn about the benefits and process of becoming a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE.) Benefits include certification to private sector WBE’s and access to procurement opportunities with major national companies. For additional information visit www.miceed.org. Presented by the Michigan Women’s Business Council. The fee is $25.

Small Business Loan Workshop
November 4 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Getting a small business loan can be a challenging process. Learn the “5 C’s of Credit”, how to develop a winning loan proposal and what you need to know to position your business to be “bankable” before you meet with a lender. Presented by The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Oakland County Business Center.
The fee is $20 per person, includes handouts and SBA Source Book.

Fundamentals of Starting a Business
November 10 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon
This 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 fee is $30.

Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan
November 18 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon
This is a workshop for small business owners who are developing a plan to serve as their road map to success. Workshop participants will learn what elements are commonly found in effective plans and will work on developing each of these for their own business. Assistance in the process as well as information on resources will be provided. The fee is $40.

Future Workshops

December
2: Fundamentals of Starting a Business
7: FastTrac NewVenture
8: Sales I: Effective Networking
9: Pre-Business Research Workshop
16: Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan