New Horizons, C/D/H Offer Office 365 Migration Clinic: Join New Horizons and C/D/H for a free, one-day clinic on migration and deployment planning strategies for Windows and Office 365. Through a series of presentations and demonstrations, we will highlight the new tools and technologies designed to enable successful migrations and deployments. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8. The event includes a look at moving from Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8, and a first look at Office 365 and Windows Azure business considerations and economics. More at or The event code is 173147. The event will be held at New Horizons, 14115 Farmington Road in Livonia. For more information call (734) 525-1501.

BBC Offers DOD SBIR training: The federal grant training firm BBCetc will offer a program on writing winning Small Business Innovation Research federal grant applications to the Department of Defense on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at BBCetc’s Ann Arbor office. BBCetc DOD expert Becky Aistrup will provide detailed instruction on the ins and outs of preparing a proposal to meet the requirements of the DOD, including both technical and commercialization plans, and navigating the often complicated submission process. The cost is $75 for Michigan-based companies and $150 for those based elsewhere. More at this link.

BBCetc Offers SBIR, STTR Info In Grand Rapids: The federal grant writing training firm BBCetc will offer a lunch and learn program, “Commercialize Your Technology,” at the Goei Center in Grand Rapids on Nov. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This program will provide you with a high-level view of alternative avenues for commercialization and how federal funding through the SBIR and STTR programs can be a valuable part of the process. Presented by Michael Kurek, who advises BBC clients in evaluating commercialization alternatives and developing plans for their technology products or services. Event is free, but registration is required at this link.

MMA Offers Seminar On Internet-Based Marketing: The internet makes it easier than ever for customers to search for what they want — now you can develop the plans necessary to ensure they find you. Join the Michigan Manufacturers Association on Thursday, Nov 7 for Search Marketing Strategies for Manufacturers, a seminar that will teach manufacturers how to excel in the new wave of internet marketing and mobile search advertising. Whether you are well-versed or experiencing “fish-out-of-water” fear, this valuable workshop will give you the tools to begin or expand a 21st century marketing strategy. Cecelia Choi, strategic partner manager with Google, and David Underwood, president of TopSpot Internet Marketing, will present on topics, including current internet behaviors, the impact of the mobile search movement, analytics and methods to measure success. This MMA seminar will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon and again from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the MMA Headquarters located at 620 S. Capitol Ave. in Lansing. Owners, entrepreneurs and marketing managers are encouraged to attend.Register for either the morning or afternoon session. There is no cost to attend this seminar. Register online at