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Planning and Economic Development

Featured Events


 

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Financing Your Business ENTR-8045A

Monday, December 10 from 6 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.
Explore financing sources for small business and their benefits/drawbacks. Learn how and what to get ready before going to the bank for a loan. Discuss the 5 Cs: Conditions, Capital, Character, Collateral, and Cash Flow.
Location: Macomb Community College Center Campus, 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township

 

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Business Legal Issues - Webinar

Wednesday, December 12 from 11 a.m. to noon
Are you struggling with understanding legal issues for your business, or in the beginning stages of starting a business? Join us for a one-hour long accelerated walk through of our “Business Legal Issues” course. This introductory webinar covers educational content on various forms of legal entities, tax and liability issues, employee vs contractor considerations, as well as when and how to engage with an attorney and/or CPA. We’ll guide you through about 40 minutes of the most important questions to ask yourself when starting a business, pausing for audience questions and feedback along the way. We have reserved 20 minutes for a live question and answer session, in which one of our certified small business consultants will answer questions from the audience on a first come, first served basis.
Location: Webinar

 

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Taking the Next Steps--Getting Started ENTR-8046

Wednesday, December 12 from 6 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.
Completion of previous 6 classes required. Review and assess your business strategy and identify your next steps. Bring your planner to schedule an appointment with the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Macomb Community College.
Location: Macomb Community College Center Campus, 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township

 

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Starting a Business

Thursday, December 13 from  9:30 a.m. to noon
This workshop is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of starting a business. It will help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.
Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

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SBA & Michigan SBDC present: What The Heck Are Data Protection Policies - Webinar

Thursday, December 13 from  1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Do you have essential data protection policies in place for your small business? Join us as we discuss the importance of data protection policies and how they protect your business. We’ll walk you through a quick-paced webinar, ask a few poll questions of the audience, and give you time for question and answer with the Michigan SBDC’s Cyber Security Awareness Program Specialist, Scott Taber. You'll leave the webinar with: 1. Easy to understand examples of these tips and tricks 2. Explanations of why these topics matter for your small business 3. Key steps you can easily implement in your small business.
Location: Webinar

 

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"Present Like a Pro" with Michael Angelo Caruso Webinar

Monday, December 17 at 9:30 a.m.
If your presentations are important to you, join us for this fantastic masterclass in public speaking. This one-hour webinar is designed to help salespeople and leaders of all stripes command the room and get more from their presentations. 

International author and speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso, leads a fast-paced session on how to:

- Motivate and excite your audience!
- Create and deliver original content in a memorable, compelling way
- Engage your audience in 15 seconds
- Handle QnA with flair and ease
- Get people to take action

This masterclass is compliments of your local Chamber of Commerce. Michael will answer questions as time allows. Submit your questions via chat. Sign up your entire team! Only 500 spots available. More info on Michael at www.MichaelAngeloCaruso.com.
Location: Webinar

 

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Introduction to Federal Government Contracting - 101

Thursday, January 10 from 9 a.m. to noon
The Federal Government purchased in FY 2017 approximately $501 billion dollars of goods and services. If you're interested in diversifying your business into the federal government marketplace, find out what you need to do to get started. You will learn about the services and continuous support the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has available to help your company with the contracting process. Please Note: To register for this training your company must be located in Macomb County.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave. Warren

 

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Global Business Outlook for 2019 and Beyond

Thursday, January 17 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
You're invited to Automation Alley for our annual discussion on the shifting dynamics of the global economy and how companies can best position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in the U.S. and overseas. Join international business experts as they discuss firsthand insights about the industries and regions around the world where growth opportunities are particularly strong. Speakers will also examine projected trends in two-way trade and investment flows and identify industries that will either benefit or be challenged by globalization in the short, medium and long terms.
Location: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy

 

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The changing landscape of automotive

Thursday, January 17 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Please join RSM, OESA, Automation Alley, J.P. Morgan and Business France for an automotive industry update on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. This informative session will focus on the disrupters affecting the automotive industry and the near-term economic impacts on the changing landscape of the industry. 

Registration begins at 2 p.m. Presentations will take place from 2:30–5 p.m., with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres immediately following until 6 p.m. After the event, we invite you to be our guest to tour the North American International Auto Show during preview night and see what is in store for 2019 and beyond.

  • Market outlook provided by Mike Jackson, OESA Executive Director, Strategy and Research
  • Keynote speaker: John McElroy (editorial director of Blue Sky Productions and producer of "Autoline" for WTVS-Channel 56 Detroit and "Autoline Daily," the online video newscast)

A Q&A session will follow each presentation.
Location: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit

 

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Starting a Business

Saturday, January 19 from  10 a.m. to noon
This workshop is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of starting a business. It will help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.
Location: Fresh Start Ministries, 16330 Twelve Mile Rd., Roseville

 

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Tech Takeover: Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence in Future Vehicles

Wednesday, January 23 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The rise of artificial intelligence in the future of connected and autonomous vehicles is complicated, misunderstood and powerful; however, it is important on various fronts to determine a strategy and execution plan regarding these capabilities. Join Aras at Automation Alley for a Tech Takeover on the application, as opposed to theory, of AI into the vehicle development process. Topics will include safety, cybersecurity, vehicle software development, integration with existing platforms, standards and tools, verification/validation systems and service management.
This session is intended for engineers, software engineers, software developers, IT managers and cybersecurity experts.
Location: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy

 

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Defense Contracting Financing 101

Thursday, January 24 from 9 a.m. to noon
Chemical Bank will instruct on the financial opportunities to assist potential government contractors. This event will discuss accessing capital; financing government contracting operations, and the capital requirements of doing businesses while performing under a government contract. In addition, there will be information on exporting. Additional speakers will be: Small Business Administration (SBA), Department of Commerce, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) 
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave. Warren

 

 

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State of Clinton Township Address 2019

Friday, January 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Join Clinton Township Supervisor Robert Cannon as he offers his synopsis of the upcoming year for his community.
Location: Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Township

 

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B2B Sales Skills Workshop

Thursday, January 31 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Sales Skills Workshop for Business-to-Business Companies. Topics include: The Sales Profession, Required Knowledge, Sales Legends, Realities & Essentials, Sales Processes, Prospecting Methods, Making Appointments, Sales Tactics, Closing Techniques and Post Sale Duties.
Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

               

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