Oakland County Free or Low Cost Business Workshops for May

Oakland County Free or Low Cost Business Workshops for May

(Oakland County, May 3, 2019)

Five Steps to LinkedIn Mastery

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

While Facebook looks like any number of reality TV shows, LinkedIn is the business documentary you need to watch. You’ve done the “google myself” thing, right? Most people are surprised (and excited) to find their LinkedIn profile is the first result. Since Google uses LinkedIn that well, shouldn’t you? And I want to help you. When you use LinkedIn right, it’s much easier to:
– Be found by prospective clients and/or employers
– Locate and learn about the decision makers you need to meet
– Stay current in your industry
– Stay top of mind with your network
– Check out future employees and partners
– Use all the bells and whistles you didn’t know existed LinkedIn really is a power tool. It’s part SEO monster, Part contact manager, Part resume, Part research tool and it’s ALL business.   Speaker: Terry Bean, Founder of Networked Inc. and Motor City Connect

Register for May 8 Five Steps to LinkedIn Mastery

Understanding Cash Flow

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

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!”

Register for May 13 Understanding Cash Flow

Team SBA Financing Roundtable

Time: 9:00 AM to Noon
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 May 16 Team SBA Financing Roundtable

Women’s Business Enterprise Certification Orientation

Date: May 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cost: $25 payable at the door

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

Learn about the benefits and process of becoming part of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  Accepted by thousands of corporations throughout the country and a number of federal and government agencies, your WBENC certification will be an important marketing tool for expanding your company’s visibility among decision makers in corporate procurement. Presented by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council
Please call 248-858-0783 or email smallbusiness@oakgov.com to register. 

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 June 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 June 13 Starting a Business

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 June 18 Market Research Basics

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