The Oakland County area has an abundance of opportunities for existing businesses and new ventures.
When the going gets rough, the entrepreneurial spirit gets creative and resourceful.
The Oakland Press has gathered upcoming events, news and links to help business owners and professionals succeed.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Waterford chamber to host annual awards, featuring mentalist

Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Meeting and Awards, featuring Brent Webb, mentalist, is 5-9 p.m. Jan. 25 at Fountains Golf & Banquet, 6060 Maybee Road, Clarkston. Register at www.waterfordchamber.org. Admission is $48 each, $360 for table of eight.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Goal setting webinar to help artsy business owners

Andrea Rosenfeld, founder/CEO of Detroit Art & Business Institute presents a free, guided webinar to help business owners identify doable opportunities and take steps to kickstart the New Year.
"Clear Visioning & Goal Setting for 2018" webinar is 7-8 p.m. Jan. 16. Attendees receive guides, resources and bonuses and an invitation to a professional network market where artists meet businesses, eepurl.com/deQNEv.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Tech248 networking event slated in Southfield

The first Tech248 MeetUp of the new year is set for Jan. 9 at 123Net data center in Southfield. The monthly MeetUps are networking events designed to connect people of tech companies in Oakland County.
The topic of the January MeetUp is "Dark Fiber", presented by Jon Eyerman, lead sales manager at 123Net.
It will be held 3-5 p.m. Jan. 9 at 123Net, 24700 Northwestern Hwy. Ste. 700 Southfield. Register for Tech248 MeetUp. Admission is free. There is a no solicitation policy for the MeetUps. For more information, call Christopher Dinnan at 248-858-1922.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson formed Tech248 in 2014 to promote Oakland County as a global technology hub and increase tech-based business, skilled tech labor and collaboration.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Workshop for entrepreneurs to be offered in Waterford

Starting A Business workshop is 9-11:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township, register at 248-858-0783, www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops.