November Business Workshops

The holidays can be a busy time for many businesses, not just retailers, as it signals another year coming to an end. Let the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center help you meet year-end goals and get ready for the Holiday rush by attending one of their November workshops. Whether you’re a start-up entrepreneur or seasoned business owner, help from other professionals and experts will get your business ready for rush. Register today for one, or all, of the workshops and get your business prepped and ready for customers.

Audience at the conference hall.

Business Research: Feasibility to Expansion
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Fee: This workshop is free but pre-registration is required.

Are you thinking of starting your own business and want to research your business idea? Do you want to know about 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.

Starting A Business
Thursday, November 12, 2015 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Fee: This workshop is free but pre-registration is 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.

Create Your Marketing Plan
Thursday, November 19, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cost: $40 per person

When marketing a small business, your budget and human resources may be limited but your ideas and goals are still as big as they come. That’s why the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center is offering Create Your Marketing Plan (Finally, a Marketing Plan You Can Use), a three-hour class tailor-made for the unique needs of a small business.
The Business Research:Feasibility to Expansion workshop is a prerequisite for this class

Walk-In Start-Up Thursdays

Every Thursday, all year, 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: This workshop is free and no appointment is 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.


For pre-registration and a location map, visit Advantage Oakland’s Business Workshops online or call (248) 858-0783.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, in Waterford.

You can learn more about the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center here, and stay connected with the Business Center on Advantage Oakland’s Facebook & Twitter!

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