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Event Notices From May 24

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Fisher/Unitech To Exhibit In Design2Part Show In Kentucky: Troy-based Fisher/Unitech will exhibit at the upcoming Design2Part Show, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky. June 14-15. The Design-2-Part Show is the region’s largest event for buyers of custom parts, components, services, and design. In Booth 430, Fisher/Unitech will demonstrate the capabilities of the Dimension uPrint 3D printer, offering more flexibility than ever for making 3D models for visualization, collaboration and functional testing. UPrint models are made in ABSplus — a production-grade thermoplastic — and are tough enough for functional testing under real-world conditions. They can be drilled, machined, sanded, painted, and chrome-plated. They’re perfect for proof of concept, functional testing, product mock-ups and even making jigs, fixtures and vacuum forming molds. Show hours are Tuesday, June 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Attendees can register for free admission to the show by visiting http://www.d2p.com/registration.

Chi Solutions to Participate in G2 Intelligence Laboratory Outreach Conference: Ann Arbor-based Chi Solutions Inc., a leading health care consulting group focused on delivering cost savings, new revenue, and optimized operations for laboratory, imaging, and other diagnostic departments, announced its partnership and participation in the G2 Intelligence Laboratory Outreach Conference to be held June 15-17 in Las Vegas. On June 15, Earl Buck, COO, and Jeff Myers, CFO, will conduct the pre-conference workshop “Financial Benchmarking:  Developing Metrics for Outreach Success.” Buck and Myers will discuss common challenges related to outreach business processes from a financial standpoint.  Attendees will gain knowledge and insight into tools for use in cost accounting, labor management, and pricing, and be able to apply what they have learned in their own environment. Also, Kathy Murphy, CEO, will present the findings of Chi’s exclusive Tenth Comprehensive National Laboratory Outreach Survey on June 16.  The results of the much-anticipated survey will shed new light on key trends and issues facing outreach leaders across the United States. Later that day, Murphy will lead “Making a Business Case for Your Outreach Program Based on the Profile of Your Organization’s Culture.” In this unique breakout session, participants will learn how to identify personality profiles of decision makers in their organizations and how to customize their approach based on those profiles to ensure success. On June 16, Chi senior consultant Anne Daley, an American Society for Quality Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQOE) and Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), will moderate an interactive breakout session titled “Outreach Innovation:  Solving Your Real-World Problems.” Participants in this session will discuss core issues faced by lab outreach programs today, brainstorm potential solutions, and walk away with innovative ideas for taking their programs to the next level. Founded in 1983, Chi Solutions is a nationally recognized health care consultancy that delivers cost savings and identifies opportunities for new revenue streams and optimized operations for hospitals, freestanding laboratories, imaging centers, and outpatient centers. More at www.chisolutionsinc.com or call (800) 860-5454.

June Business Workshops Offered by Oakland County

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

Wednesday, June 1: Social Media Marketing Part 2 – Establish your Footprint and Get Your Customers Talking! Learn the core strategies and tactics businesses are using to get customers talking through social media. You’ll learn how to respond ethically and effectively to brand supporters and detractors. Topics include: creating your social media strategy, how to integrate word-of-mouth marketing and social media into your overall marketing campaign, and more. Part two of three. The program 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. No refunds.

Wednesday, June 1: Effective Networking – You know about the importance of networking, right? You have attended dozens of events and passed out all those business cards, but “networking” is just “not working.” Find out what you need to do to make networking work for your business. Learn the keys to successful networking, how to develop an effective elevator pitch and how to get results from our networking. Presented by the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center. The program rums from 6 to 9 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. The fee is $40. No refunds.

Thursday, June 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 division, and a business reference librarian. Attendees will receive an orientation to the FastTrac NewVenture program, making them eligible to receive a scholarship to the next 10-week program, reducing the cost $700 to just $140. The program runs from 6 to 9:30 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, June 8: CEED Microloan Orientation – Many small business owners face obstacles when trying to obtain a business loan. The recognition of the serious need for working capital for existing businesses, start-up or expansion, equipment purchases, and job creation is not the priority it once was. If you have a need for alternative financing consider the MicroLoan Program. Discover the requirements and process necessary to apply and obtain a microloan. Program presented by the Center for Empowerment & Economic Development (C.E.E.D.). The program 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. This workshop is free but pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, June 8: 5 Keys to Achieving Fiscal Fitness – Fiscal management tools for the non-financial manager. This workshop provides the business owner an in-depth look at the essentials of using financial information to make effective decisions about improving their business performance. Topics include Ways to improve your company’s cash flow, How to use the balance sheet and income statement to diagnose business problems and opportunities, how breakeven analysis helps you make better pricing and business decisions and How to insure you have enough working capital to support growth. The program runs from 8 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 $25. No refunds.

Wednesday, June 8: Social Media Marketing Part 3 – Learn advanced strategies for reaching influencers and building a long-lasting online community. Explore ways to take social media beyond marketing and acquire the tools you need to deputize your employees for organization-wide social media engagement. You will build a complete multi-channel, social media-enabled marketing strategy; integrate social and traditional channels to deliver a competitive advantage. Learn to grow your base of followers and engage participants across all social media channels, ensure a reasonable rate of return on your social media investment, establish a social media timeline and more. Third of three parts. The program runs from 6 to 9 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. The fee is $40. No refunds.

Thursday, June 9: Fundamentals of Starting a Business – A seminar for anyone thinking about going into business. This course helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products. The basics of business ownership are introduced, along with resources available to help launch new ventures in Michigan. The program runs from 6 to 9 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. The fee is $30. No refunds.

Thursday, June 16: Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan – A workshop for small business owners who are developing a plan to serve as their road map to success. Workshop participants learn what elements are commonly found in effective plans and work on developing each of these for their own business. Assistance in the process as well as information on resources is provided. The program runs from 6 to 9 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. The fee is $40, which includes all materials. No refunds.

Tuesday, June 21:  Small Business Loan Workshop – Getting a small business loan can be a challenging process. Learn the “5 C’s 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. Presented by The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Oakland County Business Center. The program 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 $20 per person (please make checks payable to SCORE). Includes: Handouts and SBA Source Book. No refunds.

Thursday, June 23: QuickBooks® Essentials – This introduction to small business financial management provides an overview of accurate recordkeeping, report interpretation and utilization, and management of the variety of tools provided in this system. Presented by Kildal Services, LLC. Session I, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., covers basic accounting terminology, new company file setup, customizing forms and letters and working with bank accounts. Session II, from 12:30 to 3 p.m., covers invoicing customers, receiving payments and making deposits, entering vendor bills, paying vendor bills and using credit card accounts. The event will be held at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, Waterford. For pre-registration and location specifics, visit www.oakgov.com/peds/calendar or call (248) 858-0783. Session One: $40/person, Session Two: $40/person Both Sessions: $75/person. No refunds. Includes: 30 day QuickBooks software demo. Laptop highly recommended.

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