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Event Notices From October 18

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Merit To Talk Desktop Virtualization: Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc. is sponsoring “Desktop Virtualization: A Summit for Decision-Makers,” a one-day event on the current state, potential rewards and ongoing challenges of desktop virtualization. The summit will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. The summit has been designed to meet the needs of decision-makers who select technologies for their organizations. Chief technology officers, managers who select IT solutions and products, and others with active roles in virtualization and desktop strategies will benefit from attending. The agenda will especially emphasize the needs of educational, non-profit and government organizations. Registration is available now at www.merit.edu/learning/desktopvirtualization.

November Business Workshops Offered By Oakland County

Business owners and entrepreneurs who need assistance are invited to attend seminars in November, 2010 offered by the Oakland County Business Center. Business Basics workshops are now offered in the evenings on alternating months.

Tuesday: Nov. 2: Pre-Business Research – Are you thinking of starting your own business and want to research your business idea? Are you a business owner who wants to understand which research sources to use for your business plan and where to find the information you need? Presented by The Oakland County Business Center, The Entrepreneur’s Source, Oakland County Market Research Department, and a Business Reference Librarian. This workshiop runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, Waterford Township. For pre-registration and location specifics, visit www.oakgov.com/peds/calendar or call (248) 858-0783. This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, Nov. 3: Women’s Business Certification (WBE) Orientation – 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 visit www.miceed.org. Presented by the Michigan Women’s Business Council. This workshop runs from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, Waterford Township. For pre-registration and location specifics, visit www.oakgov.com/peds/calendar or call (248) 858-0783. The fee is $25 (Please make checks payable to WBEC-GL). No refunds.

Wednesday, Nov. 10: Fundamentals of Starting a Business is a seminar for anyone thinking about going into business. Participants examine their entrepreneurial skills, learn how to implement their ideas and receive a list of pitfalls to avoid when starting a business. This workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, Waterford Township. For pre-registration and location specifics, visit www.oakgov.com/peds/calendar or call (248) 858-0783. The fee is $30. No refunds.

Thursday, Nov. 18: Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan is a workshop for small business owners who are developing a plan to serve as their road map to success. Workshop participants will learn what elements are commonly found in effective plans and will work on developing each of these for their own business. Assistance in the process as well as information on resources will be provided. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, Waterford Township. For pre-registration and location specifics, visit www.oakgov.com/peds/calendar or call (248) 858-0783. The fee is $40, which includes all materials. No refunds.

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