The Macomb-OU INCubator Executive-in-Residence sets bookkeeping seminar: “Bookkeeping 411” will be presented by Loria Bianco, CPA, on Wednesday, April 3 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Macomb-OU INCubator at Velocity Collaboration Center, 6633 18 Mile Road, Sterling Heights. Many entrepreneurs find they need help creating and using a bookkeeping system. Bookkeeping 411 is designed as a primer for those looking to understand the basics of designing, implementing and maintaining a bookkeeping system. Receive guidance on choosing a manual versus an automated bookkeeping system; creating a customized chart-of-accounts; understanding the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers; customizing transaction processes that work for you; maintaining appropriate physical and electronic records; designing reconciliation procedures, learning about basic financial statements and their purpose, interpreting basic financial statements and their purpose, interpreting basic financial data and ratios, formulating a solid management dashboard; and answering specific questions from participants. Bianco is a certified public accountant and chartered global management accountant as well as being an entrepreneur herself. She is a graduate of Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration and has held positions in public accounting and in private industry in the manufacturing sector before founding her own practice in 1997. To register for this free event, please contact Joan Carleton at macINC@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9324.
Ann Arbor Spark Offers Hot Shots On The Road
Tuesday, March 26: Ann Arbor Spark will present its Hot Shots job networking event at Washtenaw Community College as part of its spring job fair from 1 to 5 p.m. Join the Ann Arbor Spark talent team at the Morris Lawrence building to connect with employers from southeast Michigan who are recruiting for full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities. More at www.annarborusa.org/events/details?e=11762.
Selling Smart Workshop – Building Trusting Relationships by Challenging Prospects
Wednesday, April 3: Ann Arbor Spark will present its Selling Smart Workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. at Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. Each of the Workshop events will include an hour of practice selling, followed by an hour presentation on a different sales topic. More at www.annarborusa.org/events/details?e=11694.
Michigan Energy Forum – Energy Policy
Thursday, April 4: Ann Arbor Spark will host its monthly Michigan Energy Forum on the state’s energy policy from 5 to 7 p.m. at Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. The event will be live-streamed starting at 5:25 p.m. Gov. Rick Snyder has begun a process to deliver comprehensive energy policy recommendations by December 2013. How we address energy policy has broad impacts on climate, economic competitiveness, employment and job skills, environment, and health. What should be our major policy focus within Michigan? Can we find the right balance given divergent opinions? Our expert panel will discuss implications for goal setting, strategies, new technologies, and the legislative process. More at www.annarborusa.org/events/details?e=11745.
Ann Arbor OpenCoffee Set
Tuesday, April 9: Ann Arbor Spark will host its monthly OpenCoffee networking event from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. This is a networking event for entrepreneurs, investors and those who work with innovation businesses, particularly in IT, cleantech and life sciences. So far we’ve kept the agenda open, allowing those who show up to set it as they wish. It’s heavy on networking, full of interesting opinions and stories, and has led to several successful business partnerships and gigs. More at www.annarborusa.org/events/details?e=11715.
Ann Arbor Spark Sets Marketing Roundtable – Advertising Isn’t Dead
Tuesday, April 9: Ann Arbor Spark will offer its monthly Advertising Roundtable on the topic “Advertising Isn’t Dead” from 5 to 7 p.m. at Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. This event will be live-streamed starting at 5:35 p.m. The Marketing Roundtable is a monthly series featuring regional talent who will discuss practical and cost-effective innovation marketing. The series covers a range of topics, including brand strategy, social media, financial accountability and guerrilla marketing. More at www.annarborusa.org/events/details?e=11726.