Free Coffee Wednesday @ Entrepreneurship Center
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Starting Your Own Business Workshop @ SPARK East
Feb 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

SPARK SYOB Flyer Winter 2018*FEE: $25 (FREE for students. IF YOU ARE A WCC STUDENT, EMAIL:entrepreneurship@wccnet.edu to get FREE entry.)

Looking to start a business? Join Ann Arbor SPARK and our community partners to learn about personality traits of entrepreneurs, marketing plans, legal, accounting, and risk considerations, product development, business plans and financing options.

Register here: http://annarborusa.org/events

NO Free Coffee Wednesday – WCC Winter Break
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Business of Being an Artist: Coaching with Sandra Xenakis @ Entrepreneurship Center
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am

Art Meets Biz Coaching 2018 Flyer“Art Meets Business” Coaching for Artists & Creative Entrepreneurs with Sandra Xenakis

Coaching sessions at: 10am, 11am, 12pm

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 entrepreneurship@wccnet.edu 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.

This program was made possible by a faculty grant from the WCC Foundation.

Register Here!
Free Coffee Wednesday @ Entrepreneurship Center
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ypsilanti Township Small Business Forum @ Ypsilanti Township Hall
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


1. Welcome – Supervisor Brenda Stumbo, Charter Township of Ypsilanti

2. Resources

  • Kristin Gapske, Entrepreneurship Center, Washtenaw Community College
  • Charlie Penner, Small Business Development Center
  • Cheranissa Roach, Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living and MyCoachChar
  • Paula C. Drummond, Ypsilanti District Library
  • Other Resources

3. Focus Group for Township Branding Strategy – Megan Masson-Minock & Paul Ranalli

4. Thank you

5. Networking

Startup Business Research Help @ Entrepreneurship Center
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Want to pinpoint information about your area of business? Want to learn about potential customers and where they’re located? Want to pick a good geographical location for your business?

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!

Free Coffee Wednesday @ Entrepreneurship Center
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
“Forming Your LLC or DBA: Do it Now!” Workshop, with guest business attorney and the Small Business Development Center @ Great Lakes Regional Training Center, Room GL202
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2018 LLC DBA Flyer(held monthly)

Ready to launch your business as a sole proprietor or LLC? Been putting off the paperwork? Then you need this hands-on workshop. A business attorney will be present to discuss business entities and explain the documents needed to form and register a business, including Articles of Organization and Employer Identification Number (EIN). An SBDC consultant will cover basic bookkeeping procedures followed by a tax advisor to discuss the tax implications of your new business, options, and good business practices.

Please come prepared with one or more names for your business. Visit www.michigan.gov/corpentitysearch to search for existing business names registered with the State of Michigan.

Register Here!
The Business of Music Boot Camp
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Bus. of Music Boot Camp flyerHow do you make your love of music compatible with needing to “make a living”? Hear from professional musicians in varying fields who will speak on their own entrepreneurial pathways toward success in the music industry. Throughout the day they’ll give their experiences and tips to the audience.


  • Ashaki – Professional Jazz Vocalist
  • Ryan Ehlke – Radio Program Director, Producer, On-Air Talent
  • Jonathan Kuuskoski – Interim Chair, Dept. of Entrepreneurship & Leadership, Director, EXCEL Lab at UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance
  • Brian Pastoria – Partner EyeExposure / Harmonie Park Entertainment & MediaGroup, Drummer, DC Drive, Mark Farner Band, Adrenalin
  • Jeff Ponders II – Jazz Saxophonist, Speaker, VP, Dir. of Innovation, Leo Burnett

Learn about vision & strategic planning, getting and managing gigs and projects, marketing your work and getting support from others in the field. Participants will receive a resource list by email after the event. Lunch and snacks are included.

Cost: $25, or FREE to current students – call the Entrepreneurship Center at 734-249-5880 or email entrepreneurship@wccnet.edu to get a FREE student registration code.

This program was made possible by a faculty grant from the WCC Foundation.

Register Here!