Workshops for Entrepreneurs, Sept. 2019

Workshops for Entrepreneurs, Sept. 2019

Pontiac, MI – The Oakland County One Stop Business Center is offering the following workshops for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Lean more at www.AdvantageOakland.com/BusinessWorkshops

Email smallbusiness@oakgov.com

Social Media for Business Growth

Date: September 11, 2019
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 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 September 11 Social Media for Business Growth

CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation

Date: September 11, 2019
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 September 11 CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation

Starting a Business

Date: September 12, 2019
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 September 12 Starting a Business

Understanding Cash Flow

Date: September 16, 2019
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

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 September 16 Understanding Cash Flow

Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification Orientation

Date: September 18, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cost: $25 per person –
payable to Great Lakes WBC
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

To register for September 18 WBE Certification Orientation please send an email message to smallbusiness@oakgov.com or call 248-858-0783

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