December Workshops for Entrepreneurs

December Workshops for Entrepreneurs

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

Understanding Cash Flow

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: no charge
Location: L. Brooks Patterson 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 November 20 Understanding Cash Flow

Register for December 18 Understanding Cash Flow

Market Research Basics

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: no charge
Location: L. Brooks Patterson 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 December 3 Market Research Basics 

Writing Your Business Plan

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: no charge
Location: L. Brooks Patterson Building Conference Center,
2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford 48328

So, you’ve decided that it’s time to write that business plan everyone says you need.

Are you Excited?  Dreading it?  Unmotivated?  Not sure where to start?

We can help! Follow along with our step by step approach. Prepare a business plan that gives your business direction, defines your objectives, maps out strategies to achieve your goals, and helps you to manage possible bumps in the road.

This workshop is designed for entrepreneurs who are interested in writing their first business plan or want to improve a plan to get their business to the next level.

Register for December 4 Writing Your Business Plan

CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cost: no charge
Location: L. Brooks Patterson 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 December 11 CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation

From Good Idea to Great Concept!

Time: 1:00 PM AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: no charge
Location: L. Brooks Patterson Building Conference Center,
2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford 48328

Congratulations! You’ve come up with an idea for a brand-new business.  Now what?

From Good Idea to Great Concept is designed to show you how to take your idea and build a great business concept that you can implement.

Learn how to move from idea to concept and how successful entrepreneurs adjust their concept to give them the best chance at creating a successful business.

Register for December 12 From Good Idea to Great Concept

Starting a Business

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: no charge
Location: L. Brooks Patterson 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 December 12 Starting a Business

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