Business Improvement Group to talk metrics: The Business Improvement Group will hold a free seminar Tuesday, June 21 on improving business performance, “Knowing What to Measure: Metrics for Profitability.” Is your business profitable?  Do you really know what to measure to determine success?  Whether you’re growing or struggling, you won’t want to miss this next BIG event, the first seminar in a new series designed to help business owners become more profitable. No matter what your business is, you’ll gain valuable advice certain to influence your usiness behavior. Our featured speaker, Fred Leeb, is a renowned expert financial manager with experience turning around fortune 500 companies, non-profits, cities and more. His insight, stories, and ideas will surely open your eyes to new opportunities for improvement in your own organization. The seminar will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Microsoft’s Southfield office, 1000 Town Center, 19th Floor. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free but a donation of $20 is suggested and will be given entirely to the Neighborhood Service Organization. Register online at

Compuware To Present “Are Your APM Investments Delivering What You Expect?”: Detroit-based Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, announced a live webcast featuring Ovum that will highlight five best practices to help organizations improve their application performance management strategy and ensure a positive end-user experience. Titled “Are Your APM Investments Delivering What You Expect?” the event will be held Tuesday, June 14 at 1 p.m. eastern time. Presenters will include Tony Baer, senior analyst at Ovum, and Compuare application performance management CTO Steve Tack. Register at

BBC sets Webinar on differences between SBIR, STTR: Lisa Kurek, managing partner of Biotechnology Business Consultants, will present a Webinar sponsored by in4Grants at 2 p.m. Eastern time June 16 on the differences between the federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grants and contracts. To listen in to “SBIR/STTR Do You REALLY Know the Difference?,” go to For more than 20 years BBC has been helping universities and technology companies navigate the process of applying for research grants through classes, workshops, and hands-on review. In this 40-minute free webinar you will learn real vs. perceived differences between SBIR and STTR, common misconceptions —  especially as it pertains to university participation, and how to choose the appropriate mechanism.