University of Michigan economists Gabriel Ehrlich and Donald Grimes will present the annual Economic Outlook for Washtenaw County. This annual information-packed report provides the data needed to make important decisions for business, industry, education and economic development.
Fee: $55 for WEC members, $77.50 for non-members
For more information please visit: http://wec.wccnet.edu/upcoming-events/
Do you like to write and hope for a career that involves writing? Join us and learn about the nuts & bolts of getting paid to write from professionals in a variety of writing-intensive careers. Network with real, live writing professionals. Discover resources. Enjoy delicious snacks!
FREE event, no registration necessary
Meet and greet with business and employment support organizations and see short valuable presentations!
Please join Region 9 VCAT and partners to explore and celebrate Veteran Entrepreneurship and Employment! There will be a focus on Entrepreneurship efforts from local universities and colleges, regional agencies, local veterans, and speakers from entrepreneurship programs and incubators. We will have select employers and employment assistance resources available onsite. A light lunch will be served.
- Dr. Mike Barger, a founder of JetBlue Airlines, Professor at U of M Ross School of Business
- Mr. Randy Leffel from MVAA on Veteran employment resources
- Dr. Eric Fretz, teaches the largest and most popular course in U of M’s #1 ranked entrepreneurship program
Resources on Site:
- Hire MI Vet
- Helmets to Hardhats
- New Horizons
- VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
- The Mission Continues
- Talent Investment Agency
- Vet Biz Central
- RUOFF Mortgage
This event is FREE and open to anyone, however, registration is required: https://bit.ly/2HffWfe
Join Growing Hope for their Building Blocks for the Local Food Entrepreneur series of workshops. At this workshop, Kristin Gapske of the Washtenaw Community College Entrepreneurship Center will speak about the resources available at the Entrepreneurship Center, WCC non-credit courses, and other resources on campus. Learn about the process of starting a business and EC guidance that can help develop a business.
Coaching sessions at: 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm
Free one-on-one business coaching for creative entrepreneurs. One hour available per individual. Cannot have had Art Meets Business coaching previously.
Important note: No-shows will forfeit their chance to schedule a future coaching session. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-249-5880 if you cannot attend your scheduled coaching session.
Art Meets Business hopes to “bust the myth” of the starving artist by helping creative entrepreneurs become more successful. Research shows that the most successful entrepreneurs are those who have a firm grasp of basic business skills. AMB offers access to business resources and information on marketing, pricing, negotiating, using social networking sites, customer relations, working with galleries, record-keeping, contracts, and many other issues that affect the success of artists.
WCC’s Bailey Library and the Entrepreneurship Center are teaming up to bring national Money Smart Week to WCC. University of Michigan Credit Union Financial Education Specialist Mark Munzenberger will talk about managing money, establishing credit, strategies for saving, and more.
Visit the Bailey Library’s Financial Literacy Research Guide for links to free information on budgeting, credit and debt, student loans, and identity theft: http://libguides.wccnet.edu/financial-literacy
Also stop by the Bailey Library’s Money Smart Week display from March 30 – April 6 to pick up worksheets, handouts, and bookmarks from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on managing credit and debt, creating a budget, and more.
FREE event, no registration necessary
Walk in and talk to a business librarian to learn how to use the library’s databases to access all this information and more.
No registration necessary, just walk in!
Twice a year, Washtenaw Community College opens our doors for Free College Day. This popular event is a chance for us to share the exciting educational and life changing opportunities our students get to experience every day with our community.
Entrepreneurial and business-related courses are scheduled throughout the day, including:
- Market Research for Business
- Life’s a Pitch and then you Buy!
- Building the Customer Experience
- Computer Networking Essentials
- How to Start a Small Food Business
Click here to learn more, see class descriptions, and register: http://www.wccnet.edu/activities/free-college-day/
As part of WCC’s Free College Day, meet Gretchen Kopmanis, founder of Czechbox Bakery, and hear what lessons she’s learned since starting the business in 2012.
She will discuss the stages of starting a successful business, including: product development, establishing your brand, pricing, record keeping, marketing, display and setting up as a farmers market vendor.
This is a beginning level workshop for anyone thinking about starting a business, but is specifically geared toward the cottage food industry.
Register Here: http://www.wccnet.edu/activities/free-college-day/sessions
Join the Bailey Library and Entrepreneurship Center for an inspirational talk on entrepreneurship by
Lisa Ludwinski, founder of Sister Pie, and author of Sister Pie, The Recipes and Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit
Born and raised in Michigan, Lisa trained at New York’s Milk Bar and Brooklyn’s Four and Twenty Blackbirds. Sister Pie started as a home-based business out of her parents’ kitchen, and has been featured in Bon Appetit and the New York Times, among other publications. Lisa will showcase her book which pays homage to Motor City ingenuity and all-American spirit.
This is a FREE event, no registration required