Education Opportunities

 

Education Opportunities

 

 

Sep 17 - Business Research: Feasibility to Expansion

September 17, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost: free

Location:  Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center

                   2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Bldg 41 W, Waterford 48328

For a startup or existing small business looking to research their business idea or find research for their business plan. This workshop will show you ways to find your ideal customers, find your competitors, diversify your market base, perform competitive analysis and more!   Register for Business Research: Feasibility to Expansion

 

 

 

Sep 17 - Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification Orientation

September 17, 9:00 am-11:00 am

Cost: $25 per person

Location:  Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Bldg 41 W, Waterford 48328

Learn about the benefits and process of becoming a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE). Benefits include certification to private sector WBE's and access to procurement opportunities with major national companies. For additional information on WBE or CEED visit www.miceed.org.  Register for WBE Certification Orientation

 

 

 

Sep 23 - Introduction to QuickBooks

September 23, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost: $40 per person

Location:  Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center

                   2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Bldg 41 W, Waterford 48328

This introduction class will provide an overview of QuickBooks®. It is designed for a person who is new to QuickBooks® or worked within the software in a limited capacity. ATD Solutions will cover the basic areas within QuickBooks® such as invoicing customers, receiving payments & making deposits, entering & paying vendor bills, generating financial statements, and more. Register for Introduction to QuickBooks 

 

 

 

Sep 23 - Know Your Numbers: 5 Keys to Using Financial Statements

September 30, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost: $25 

Location:  Fifth Third Bank, 2nd Floor Training Conference Room, 

                   1000 Town Center, Southfield MI 48075

Who Should Attend: Business owners and key staff who want to have a better understanding of how to use their financial statements.

Topics include how to:

* Use your Balance Sheet and Income Statement in managing your business

* Use break even analysis to improve your decision-making

* Find the source of your cash flow problems

* Increase your company's cash flow

* Get the banker on your side  Register for Know Your Numbers

 

 

 

Sep 30 - SCORE Small Business Loan Workshop

September 30, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost: $20 payable at the door

Location:  Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center

                   2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Bldg 41 W, Waterford 48328

Getting a business loan can be a challenging process. Learn about the "5 Cs of Credit" , how to develop a winning loan proposal and what you need to know to position your business to be "bankable" before you meet with a lender. 

Register for the SCORE Small Business Loan Workshop

 

 

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Walk-In - Start-Up Thursdays Free Business Counseling                

Thursdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm 

Cost:  Free

Location:  One Stop Shop Business Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328

Entrepreneurs who want to start a business but do not know where to begin can receive confidential, one-on-one advice from an experienced business counselor with no appointment necessary. Counselors will provide direct answers to start-up questions, suggest next steps and provide guidance on business planning tools. Sessions will be limited to 15 minutes and available on a first come, first served basis.

 

 

 

SBDC Michigan is Offering Venture Plan Online Courses

Venture Plan Online is an 8-week online workshop that guides you through the business planning process. You'll have online access to small business experts, business planning software, and a valuable pipeline of resources to help you complete your business plan.

For more information about Venture Plan Online visit the SBDC website, call 616.331.7370, or email: sbdc@gvsu.edu

The course is available at no cost to Veterans by calling 616-331-7370 or emailing sbdc@gvsu.edu.

 

 

 




Quick Links
All workshops are held at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center unless otherwise noted.

Oakland County Executive Office

Building Conference Center

2100 Pontiac Lake Road

Bldg 41 West

Waterford, MI 48328

 



If you have questions or comments please send us a message:smallbusiness@oakgov.com or call 248-858-0783



 


 

   
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