small business

Small Business Owners: Rock Your Holidays With a Great Promotion

Are you a small business owner?  Give yourself the gift of new customers!
Holiday spending and sales are going to be UP, so take action now to make the most of the months ahead & ROCK the Holidays.
In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to Create a Plan - with clear & measurable goals
  • Select just right Offer for audiences
  • Select/create just the right lists (check it twice? you bet!)
  • Ways to make your offer POP! -- especially on mobile
  • How to take it Social & make it Shareable

Join us for this lively, information-packed event on Thursday, November 10 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm, just in time to help your (and your customers') holidays ROCK!

No registration required.  

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Cottage Food Industry Workshop

This program is designed for those already with a cottage food business or for those who wish to start your own food business in your kitchen.
Key concepts include:

  • Check list for starting your food business
  • Product and production information
  • Labeling requirements
  • Selling to the public
  • Licensing requirements kitchen safety and requirements, packaging requirements
  • Business start up issues like organization, marketing, social media and financing.

Sponsored by SCORE-a volunteer non-profit that provides free business counseling, mentoring resources, and support at any business life cycle stage.

No registration is needed. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Franchising 101 With SCORE

Franchising is an alternative for would-be entrepreneurs who have little previous business experience but who want to dive into the world of business ownership.  However, is it the right choice for you?  Join us on Monday, October 6 from 7:00-8:30 PM as the business experts from SCORE talk about the details of financing including choosing the right one, location and financing.  No registration required.  

Loan Workshop for Small Business

Are you in need of a small business loan or line of credit? Then our workshop is for you! Learn directly from financial institutions and small business consultants about:

  • What is necessary to obtain financing
  • The key elements of a loan package
  • Options available for financing

Let us answer your questions and provide you with essential information to achieve your goal of starting a business or growing your existing business.

Join us on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM as Schoolcraft College Business Development Center and local lenders answer your questions and provide you with essential information. Please note: Registration is required through Schoolcraft College.

Business Research: Feasibility and Growth for Growing Businesses

Are you thinking of starting your own business and want to research your business idea? Are you a business owner who wants to benchmark your profit margin and other measures against similar size businesses in your industry? Do you want to know about market trends and opportunities to grow your sales?

Join us  here at CPL on Monday, June 9, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 PM, as Karen Bitterle of the Schoolcraft College Business Development Center highlights the best business research resources for small businesses. Please note: Registration is required through Schoolcraft College.

Is Email Marketing Right For Your Business?

Building relationships is key to every business and determining the right marketing connection is essential. Email marketing is one of the many ways to enhance communication with your customer to build loyalty.  Join us on May 5 from 7:00-8:00 PM as Tamara Jaros of Independently Yours, LLC presents how to understand the advantages and challenges of email marketing as well as sharing best practices and other helpful tips. 
No registration required.

Credit Ratings with SCORE

If you are business owner, a credit score can affect the success of your business. Join us on Thursday, November 7 from 6:30-7:30 PM as we invite SCORE to explain how your personal credit score is calculated and how to improve it. Establishing credit for a business and how to get a business loan will also be covered. No registration required.

Financing Options For Your Small Business

Together with SCORE, representatives from the Michigan Center for Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED) and TCF Bank will offer insights into the requirements for various types of loans and alternate financing methods at this workshop. Join us Thursday, October 24 from 6:30-7:30 PM. No registration required.

Media Advertising for Small Business

Not sure how advertise your business? With the many opportunities in today’s world it is a challenge to decide what is best for your business.

Sign up for our Lunch and Learn session "Media Advertising for Small Business" on Wednesday, June 12 from noon - 1 PM with Media Consultant, Kelley Albrant, from the Observer and Eccentric Media group. She will provide a number of ideas that will help you promote and grow your company in today’s market.

Subscribe to RSS - small business