February Business Workshops in Oakland County

February Business  Workshops in Oakland County

(Oakland County, Jan. 24, 2017)

Are you navigating the sometimes-stormy seas of small business ownership? Find safe harbor in Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center. It is truly the perfect place to unlock your business’s potential in 2017. Connect with experts who have advice regarding small business loans, start-ups, and more. Register today and let the One Stop Shop help you chart a course for business success in the new year.

CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation
Wednesday, February 8th, 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Fee: This orientation is free, but pre-registration is required

If you have a need for alternative financing and your business is located in Oakland County, consider 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.

Starting a Business
Thursday, February 9th, 9:00 – 11:30 AM
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
Wednesday, February 22nd, 9:00 – 11:30 AM
Fee: This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required

Discover ways to find your ideal customers, your competitors, perform competitive analysis and more. Learn how to: find your ideal customers, find new customers, find your competitors, perform competitive analysis, identify new site locations, target direct mail campaigns, reveal untapped markets, expand to appropriate new markets.

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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