January Business Workshops

January Business Workshops

(Oakland County, Dec. 28, 2016)

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to expand or start a new business? Let Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center help you realize your full business potential in 2017. Connect with business experts and resources who can offer advice on small business loans, start-ups and more. Register today and let the One Stop Shop help you get your new business off the ground, or keep your current one on track. 

CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation
Wednesday, January 11th, 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Fee: This workshop is free but pre-registration is required

Small businesses often face obstacles, especially when trying to obtain a business loan. As a small business owner, it’s important to understand the steps  to obtaining a business loan. If your business is located in Oakland County and you have a need for alternative financing, consider the CEED Small Business Loan Program. This particular workshop will provide the requirements needed for the program, while detailing the process necessary for application. CEED Lending is an initiative of Great Lakes Women’s Business Council. This workshop will be held at the Oakland County Executive Office Building in Waterford.

Starting A Business
Thursday, January 12th, 9:00 – 11:30 AM
Fee: This workshop is free but pre-registration is required

If you plan to start a business, this workshop is designed for you. Aspiring entrepreneurs will receive an introduction to startup costs, financing options, and business planning along with the necessary steps to getting started. Business owners will also be able to assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services.

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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