Apr
23
Mon
The Business of Being an Artist: Coaching with Sandra Xenakis @ Entrepreneurship Center
Apr 23 @ 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.

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Apr
24
Tue
Total Website Makeover: The 10 Website Essentials For Any Business Website @ Business Education Building, Room 158
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Essentials for your website 4-24-18
In this FREE dynamic workshop, website whisperer Janelle Reichman of Continuum Design + Web will show you the absolute must-haves for your website as an entrepreneur and business owner. Learn what to do, what NOT to do, and everything in between. You’ll leave this workshop equipped with the knowledge of what an engaging and successful website for your business will look like.

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Apr
25
Wed
Free Coffee Wednesday @ Entrepreneurship Center
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
May
3
Thu
Startup Business Research Help @ Entrepreneurship Center
May 3 @ 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!

May
4
Fri
Market Research Workshop at WCC’s Bailey Library @ Gunder Myran Building, Room GM118
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This FREE workshop provides hands-on research instruction to help you answer questions such as:

  • What are the current trends and future growth estimates for my industry?
  • Who is my competition?
  • What are the current openings in the market?
  • Who are my customers?
  • What are the demographic and psychographic characteristics of my target market?
  • Where are my customers located?
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May
10
Thu
“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
May 10 @ 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.

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May
15
Tue
Startup Business Research Help @ Entrepreneurship Center
May 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

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!

Washtenaw Economic Club Luncheon – Keeping Information Safe: What You Need to Know @ Morris Lawrence Building
May 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

What are the top cybersecurity threats today and how do businesses and individuals protect themselves against them? Find out this and more when our cybersecurity panel discusses what needs to be done to address the risks today and in the future.

Cybersecurity Panel:
Lanse LaVoy, Vice President of Information Assurance, Quicken Loans
Dr. Fernando Maymi, Lead Scientist, Soar Technology, Inc.
Mike Hanley, Vice President of Security, Duo Security, Inc.
Alon Yaffe, Director of Product Management/Data Protection, Barracuda Networks

Fee: $55 for WEC members, $77.50 for non-members

For more information please visit: http://wec.wccnet.edu/upcoming-events/

Pitch @ WCC 2018 @ Morris Lawrence Building
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Pitch @ WCC 2018 flyerPitch@WCC encourages students and the community to strengthen entrepreneurial skills and advance business concepts.

Come out to the Morris Lawrence Building at WCC to watch our entrepreneurs pitch their plans for growing their businesses, vote for the audience choice award, and learn about entrepreneurial resources!

May
16
Wed
The Business of Being an Artist Speaker Series: The Art of Raising Money @ Great Lakes Regional Training Center, Room GL202
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Art of Raising Money flyer - FINAL-1If you’ve ever tried to raise money for a creative project, the process may seem daunting. Here to demystify that experience are two successful, inspiring fundraisers. They will share their knowledge of how to choose the right funder, when to apply for grants, stages of fundraising, building support for your project, and much more.

Speakers

Joan Sampieri

Joan Sampieri is the owner of D. Joan Sampieri Associates, a company founded in 2004 that works with nonprofits to build sustainability through good governance, appropriate planning, program evaluation, and capacity building. Prior to that she worked for various nonprofits, most recently as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Miami and the Florida Keys. She is currently president of the board of PencilPoint TheatreWorks in Ypsilanti.

Tracy Halloran

Tracy Halloran is a 2014 Kresge Artist Fellow in dance and music. She is founder and artistic director of the dance company ConteXture dance Detroit, assistant professor of dance at Marygrove College, and a sought-after choreographer and teacher. Her students have performed with Zurich Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Charlotte Ballet, Ballet of Arizona, Illinois Ballet Theater, Disney World’s Beauty and The Beast, and Royal Caribbean, among others.

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