Oakland County June and July Business Workshops

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Expand your business or launch a new one! You can rise above the competition this summer with help from the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center. Take advantage of workshops that are being offered in June and July and connect with business experts and resources that can help you and your business succeed.

Starting a Business
Thursday, June 13, 9:00 – 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.

Market Research Basics
Tuesday, June 18, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Fee: This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.

Learn how to find your ideal customers, new customers, and competitors; perform competitive analysis, identify new site locations, target direct mail campaigns, reveal untapped markets, and expand to appropriate, new markets. If you have any questions, please call 248-858-0783 or email smallbusiness@oakgov.com.

Understanding Cash Flow
Tuesday, June 18, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Fee: This workshop costs $40, and pre-registration is required.

Understanding Cash Flow is designed for individuals who need a better understanding of the cash demands required to successfully start and manage a business. The use of Startup Cash Analysis and Cash Flow Projections will be discussed. Forecasting cash flow more accurately and maintaining liquidity are two of the biggest issues facing businesses today. Having a good system in place to manage cash flow will contribute to your organization’s success. “This may be the most important class a small business owner will ever take!”

CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation
Wednesday, July 10, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Fee: This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.

If you have a need for alternative financing and your business is located in Oakland County, consider learning more about the CEED Lending Small Business Loan Program. Discover the requirements and process necessary to apply for and obtain a Small Business Loan. CEED Lending is an initiative of Great Lakes Women’s Business Council. If you have any questions, please call 248-858-0783 or email smallbusiness@oakgov.com.

Starting a Business
Thursday, July 11, 9:00 – 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.

Walk-In Start-Up Thursdays
Waterford: Every Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – Noon & 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Novi: First Thursday of Every Month, 9:30 a.m. – Noon & 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: This workshop is freeand 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 give guidance on business planning tools. Walk-in sessions are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are limited to 15 minutes.

Registration and Workshop Details

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 pages and learn more about the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center on their website or visit their Eventbrite page.


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