December Business Workshops

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With the hustle and bustle of the Holidays, don’t let your business plan fall behind. The Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center is here to help with all your business needs. Whether you’re a start-up entrepreneur or a seasoned professional, the One Stop Shop provides you the tools, experts, and workshops to get your business off the ground, or keep it running smoothly. Register today for one of these workshops to get your business ready for the Holiday rush.

Starting A Business
Tuesday, December 8, 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.

Business Research: Feasibility to Expansion
Wednesday, December 9, 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.

CEED® Small Business Loan Orientation – Waterford
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 9 a.m.- 11 a.m.

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

Many small businesses face obstacles when trying to obtain a business loan. If your business is located in Oakland County and you have a need for alternative financing consider learning more about the CEED® Small Business Loan Program. Discover the requirements and process necessary to apply and obtain a microloan. (CEED is Center for Empowerment and Economic Development).

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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