BBC Sets Fall Training Courses: Biotechnology Business Consultants LLC has scheduled fall training programs for writing winning Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grant applications. SBIR-STTR 101, a basic primer, will be held Sept. 8 in Farmington Hills. There’s also a one and a half day proposal preparation workshop concentrating on grant proposals to the National Science Foundation Sept. 23 and 24 in Farmington Hills. And finally, there’s a two-day NIH Proposal Preparation Workshop Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in Ann Arbor. The 101 course will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Davis and Davis building, 30375 Northwestern Highway, at a cost of $50 for Michigan companies and $100 for companies based elsewhere. To register, visit or call Kris Bergman, (734) 930-9741.

Laurel Park Place to Host Small Business and Home Based Business Show: Laurel Park Place in Livonia is hosting a Small Business and Home Based Business Show on Sept. 10-12. This event is to assist owners to promote their smaller business and home based business to build customer clientele. Businesses will be set up in the Parisian Court to showcase their business to a larger audience and can meet directly with new potential customers to sell their products and services on-site. The event will take place over a three day weekend and will be held during mall hours, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Laurel Park Place is a 574,368-square-foot regional shopping destination featuring more than 75 stores and eateries’ including a Food Court with a Children’s Play Area and is anchored by Parisian and Von Maur. More at

Automation Alley to Host Informal Evening on Funding Solutions: Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, announced its “Capital Successes: Educating Entrepreneurs on Funding Solutions” event on Thursday, Sept. 16 at Automation Alley’s Headquarters in Troy. Jeffrey Prough, president and CEO of Critical Signal Technologies, will present an open and honest dialogue of the avenues he chose while searching for funding, what worked and what didn’t and the obstacles encountered along the way. Attendees will learn what plans must be place, what to ask and what to present to an investor in order to secure funding. As the nation’s largest independent provider of personal emergency response systems and one of the most innovative and respected providers of telehealth monitoring systems, CST is inventing cost-effective solutions for better healthcare. Prior to forming CST, Prough was president of one of the country’s largest independent security companies, Guardian Alarm Co., and president of their three subsidiaries. The event is sponsored by Hennessey Capital; registration and networking begin at 5 p.m. The program runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration cost is $20 for Automation Alley members and $40 for non-members. At-the-door price is $30 for members and $50 for non-members. Pre-registration closes at the end of business on Sept. 14. For additional information or to register for the event, click here or contact the Resource Center at (800) 427-5100 or

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