Oakland County Business Workshops Now Online – Summer Schedule

Oakland County Business Workshops Now Online – Summer Schedule

(Oakland County, June 17, 2020)

Oakland County business counselors are here to help, live and online with a new line up of workshops designed to help businesses owners and entrepreneurs as they reemerge in the wake of COVID-19

A 360° Perspective on Your Business

July 9  |  11 a.m. – Noon  |  Register Here Cost: Free

When everything is important all the time, the question becomes “what do we focus on now?” In this workshop you’ll be introduced to a suite of visual tools to help you quickly evaluate where you’re at with your business and what areas to focus on if you want to grow the company.

This workshop is designed to help existing businesses.

Five Steps to LinkedIn Mastery 2020

June 17  |  9 – 11:30 a.m.  |  Register Here Cost: $40

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?

LinkedIn really is a power tool. It’s part SEO monster, Part contact manager, Part resume, Part research tool and it’s ALL business.

Presented by Terry Bean, Founder of Networked Inc. and Motor City Connect

This workshop is designed to help existing and startup businesses.

Projecting Cash Flow – Overcoming Business
Interruptions and Beyond

June 23  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register Here Cost: Free 

July 28  |  11 a.m. – Noon  |  Register Here Cost: Free

Projecting Cash Flow is designed for individuals who need a better understanding of the cash demands required to successfully manage a business before, during and after critical interruptions. The use and concepts of the Cash Flow Projection workbook will be discussed. Having a good system in place to manage cash flow will contribute to your organization’s success now and in the future.

“This may be the most important class a small business owner will ever take!”

This workshop is designed to help existing businesses.

Pivoting Your Business to Thrive in a New Environment

June 24  |  11 a.m. – Noon  |  Register Here Cost: Free

July 23  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register Here Cost: Free

Most often we talk about a business pivoting during the startup phase, but when something as drastic as COVID-19 strikes, even established businesses need to think about their business model. This workshop will discuss the 3 areas of your business that hold clues to a successful pivot.

This workshop is designed to help existing and startup businesses.

Consumers have Changed, Will You?
Market Research Basics During the Coronavirus Crisis

June 24  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register Here Cost: Free

July 8  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register Here Cost: Free

While it’s impossible to predict what the “new normal” will look like once your business reopens during the coronavirus, understanding your customers’ expectations, incomes, spending habits and behaviors will be key in these uncertain times. This workshop will examine changes in consumer behavior for business to consumer establishments (B2C) as a result of the pandemic, which behaviors may stick long term and market research resources available to you to help you attract and retain customers.

This workshop is designed to help existing businesses.

How To Write A Business Plan In The New Economy

June 30  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register Here Cost: Free

July 15  |  11 a.m. – Noon  |  Register Here Cost: Free

How To Write A Business Plan In The New Economy is an updated instructional class on how to write your business plan and re-invent your business in this COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. In the new economy there are new ways to market your business, your employees and yourself. Your customers will be satisfied and feel safe with your new great service, that your business will prosper now and in the future.

This workshop is designed to help existing and startup businesses.

CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation

July 8  |  9 – 11 a.m.  |  Register Here Cost: Free

August 12  |  9 – 11 a.m.  |  Register Here Cost: Free 

If your business is located in Oakland County and you have a need for alternative financing, consider learning about the requirements and process necessary to apply for and obtain a CEED Lending Small Business Loan Program. CEED Lending is an initiative of Great Lakes Women’s Business Council

This workshop is designed to help existing and startup businesses.

Startup Cash Flow Analysis – Don’t Get in Over Your Head

July 14 |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register Here Cost: Free

August 11  |  11 a.m. – Noon Register Here Cost: Free 

Fifty percent of new businesses fail within the first five years. Startup Cash Analysis is designed for individuals who need a better understanding of the cash demands required to successfully start a business and how to plan them. The use and concepts of the Startup Cash Analysis workbook including estimating cash needs will be discussed. Proper estimation of startup needs is critical to the successful launch of your business. Don’t be a statistic.

This workshop is designed to help startup businesses.

Oakland County business counselors are still working and accepting new clients. Reach out to your counselor today or request counseling at: OakGov.com/AdvantageOakland/Business/OneStopShop

CONTACT US
Oakland County Economic Development Small Business Training | Waterford, MI
(248) 858-0783  |  smallbusiness@oakgov.com

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