January 2015 Business Workshops

It’s that time of year when everyone is making New Year’s Resolutions. While many are health and wellness related, if you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur, then we’re sure you’ve set some lofty business goals!  Jump-start 2015 by participating in a FREE Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center January workshop to get your New Year’s Resolutions off the ground.
2015 Business Goals

Business Research: Feasibility to Expansion Jan. 14, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Pre-Registration Required
Thinking of starting a business and want to research your business idea? Do you want to identify market trends and opportunities to grow your sales? Are you looking for new customers or to diversify your market base? Business Research shows you ways to find your ideal customers, your competitors, perform competitive analysis and more.
CEED Small Business Loan Orientation Jan. 14, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Pre-Registration Required
Many small business owners face obstacles when trying to obtain a business loan. If your business is in Oakland County and you need alternative financing, consider the Center for Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED) Small Business Loan Program. Discover the requirements and process necessary to apply and obtain a CEED small business loan.
Starting a Business Jan. 15, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Pre-Registration Required
This workshop is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of starting a business. It will help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.
Walk-In Start-Up Thursdays
Every Thursday, all year, 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
No Appointment Necessary
Individuals who want to launch a business but don’t know where to begin can receive confidential, one-on-one advice from an experienced business consultant. Counselors will answer start-up questions, suggest next steps and guidance on business planning tools. Walk-in sessions available on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to 15 minutes.
All programs are held at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, in Waterford. For pre-registration and a location map, visit www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops or call (248) 858-0783.
You can learn more about the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center on our website HERE, and stay connected with the Business Center on Facebook & Twitter!

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