If you own a business, surely you have kept a steady eye on the recent health care reform taking place across the country.
Alongside the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center, Oakland County is offering a FREE workshop for business owners to learn more about reform legislation and how it will affect small businesses.
A friendly reminder to all that the Oakland County Government campuses will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28th, and Friday, November 29th.
We will reopen on Monday, December 2nd. Enjoy the holiday with your loved ones!
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is seeking the best of the best for the 2014 Class of Elite 40 Under 40…and the nomination process is currently underway!
Nominations are open to men and women under the age of 40 (younger than the age of 40 as of December 31st, 2013) that either live or work in Oakland County, are excelling in their fields, and improving the quality of life in the community. Past winners include Erica Coulston, Class of 2013 and Owner of Walk the Line to SCI Recovery, and Hajj Flemings, Class of 2012 and CEO/Founder of Brand Camp University.
“We are looking for outstanding individuals who are charging into the knowledge-based economy and making a difference in their communities,” Patterson said in a press release. “We want the best of the best.”
Last week, medical and IT professionals from across the country packed the Troy Marriott for the 2013 Medical Main Street INNOVENTION Conference. The conference saw over 600 attendees across three days of presentations, demonstrations, networking opportunities, and site visits.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural conference, INNOVENTION 2013 focused on how IT is fueling changes in healthcare and its impact on the next generation of medical devices– and we certainly had innovative and unique technologies on hand!
It can often seem daunting for small business CEOs when it comes to online marketing. The sheer labyrinth of services and websites out there makes it even harder to sort it all out. If you’re a CEO for a stage 2 company (meaning companies with more than 2 employees, an existing web site and more than $100,000 in revenue) and you lack an IT guy to field these questions, the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center has your back.
“SEO for CEO’s: How to Use the Internet to Grow Your Business” will provide CEOs of stage 2 companies a way to understand and apply a wide range of marketing tactics with focus on B2B and B2C tactics and strategies.
Presented by: Media Genesis
Online Registration: Register for November 19, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center
Map to Conference Center (file size 167k)
Registration: Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Please register online by selecting a date above. Alternately, call: 248-858-0783.
If you are looking to start a business or looking to research a business idea you should check out the upcoming Business Research workshop at the Oakland County Business Center. This is event is for prospective business owners and and current business owners looking to improve profit margins. Come learn how to grow sales and get new customers!
The fee for this event is FREE but pre-registration is strongly advised because there is limited seating.
It’s a tough job market out there. And while we know the economy is improving and work opportunities are more plentiful than they’ve been in some time, we thought we’d let you know that Oakland County is always hiring qualified professionals. If you’re curious, you can check out our job postings page, kept constantly up to date on our website. We’re looking for the best of the best in a variety of career paths.
Good luck out there, job hunters!