August Business Classes Offered Through Oakland County

August Business Classes Offered Through Oakland County

CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cost: no charge
Location: Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 
2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford 48328

If your business is located in Oakland County and you have a need for alternative financing consider the CEED (Center for Empowerment and Economic Development) 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 the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.

Register for August 8 CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation

Register for September 12 CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation

Starting a Business

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: no charge
Location: Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 
2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford 48328

This workshop is designed for individuals who are just 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. Startup costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.

Register for August 9 Starting a Business

Register for September 13 Starting a Business

Social Media for Business Growth

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: $40 per person
Location: Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 
2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford 48328

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

Whether you call it social media or social networking or web 2.0 or internet marketing, the question on every professional’s mind is this: “Is social media a waste of time or an essential power tool for business in a post phonebook world?”  The simple answer is “yes”.

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.

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

Register for August 15 Social Media for Business Growth

Market Research Basics

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: no charge

Location: Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 
2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford 48328

Ready to grow your business? Our Market Research Basics workshop helps you discover ways to find your ideal customers, identify your competitors, perform competitive analysis, identify new site locations, target direct mail campaigns, reveal untapped markets and expand to new and appropriate markets.

Register for August 30 Market Research Basics

Team SBA Financing Roundtable

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: no charge
Location: Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center,
2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford 48328

Do you know the secret to getting a business loan? Attend this free Financing Roundtable and find out how banks look at your application, what you can do to improve your chances for a loan and how Small Business Administration loan guarantee programs can help you get the financing you need. This session is best suited to those who have good credit, a solid business idea and some money to invest in their business. NOTE: The SBA does not provide loan guarantees to real estate investment firms, including purchasing and rehabbing houses for resale and this type of financing will not be discussed.

Register for August 30 Team SBA Financing Roundtable

 

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