June Business Workshops

Business People Sitting Talking in an Office Building

Do you want to turn your great idea into a profit center? Are you a business owner looking for a boost? Accelerate your market potential with the help of Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center. Connect with experts who have advice regarding small business loans, start-ups, and more. Register today and let the One Stop Shop’s business experts provide the advice and assistance you need to take your venture to the next level.

Market Research Basics
Tuesday, June 13th, 9:00-11:30 AM
Fee: This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required

Market Research Basics will show you ways to find your ideal customers, your competitors, perform competitive analysis and more.

Starting a Business
Thursday, June 15th, 9:00-11:30 AM
Fee: This orientation 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.

Social Media for Business Growth
Wednesday, June 21st, 9:00-11:30 AM
Fee: $40.00, pre-registration is required

Business Power Tools – An overview for using LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to grow any business NOW

Amid all of the distractions, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are emerging as essential tools for marketing your business. Join Terry Bean from Motor City Connect for this entertaining and educational seminar as he takes you through the tools and rules of social media. You’ll learn what works, what to avoid and how to use LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to grow your network, engage prospects and generate profit. Get ready to kick your internet marketing presence into gear.

This class is designed to use these tools for profit. We will cover:

  • Three Things You MUST do to Find Success on Each Platform
  • How to Use Status Updates That Gain Attention
  • Ways to Manage Priorities So You’re Not Stuck in an Endless Loop
  • How to Make Posting Simpler
  • The Fastest Way to Grow Your Audience
  • Which 2-3 Platforms Are Best for You

Speaker: Terry Bean, Founder of Networked Inc. and Motor City Connect

Walk-In Start-Up Thursdays – Now in Two Locations
Waterford: Every Thursday, 9:30 AM – Noon & 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Novi: First Thursday of Every Month, 9:30 AM – Noon & 1:30 – 4:30 PM
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.

Pre-register by visiting Advantage Oakland’s Business Workshops page or by calling 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.


Stay connected with the Business Center on Advantage Oakland’s Facebook and Twitter and learn more about the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center on their website or visit their Eventbrite page.

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