Entrepreneurship Center CLOSED – Summer Break
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – Jul 27 @ 4:30 pm

We will be closed July 16 – July 27 for our summer break!

The EC will reopen for our normal hours on Monday, July 30.

Market Research Workshop at WCC’s Bailey Library @ Gunder Myran Building, Room GM118
Jul 27 @ 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?
Register Here!
Entrepreneurship Center REOPEN
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Reopen for our regular hours:

Monday – Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm, Friday 12:00pm-4:30pm

“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
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

LLC DBA workshop flyer Summer 2018(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!
Starting Your Own Business Workshop @ SPARK East
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

SPARK SYOB Flyer*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

Bold Futures 2018 @ Crane Liberal Arts Building, Washtenaw Community College
Aug 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

logoBold Futures 2018Who: Students, age 14-18 Years

Cost: FREE for Students, FREE Lunch and T-Shirt Included

Questions? Call: (734) 249-5880 or Email: entrepreneurship@wccnet.edu

Calling all high school students that want to spend a day learning how to solve problems and make a difference through entrepreneurship.

At Bold Futures, you will:

  • Work on a team to identify problems, develop potential solutions, and then pitch those solutions to business and non-profit leaders in the community!
  • Learn the skills to become leaders, innovators, and problem solvers in your community!
  • Meet entrepreneurs, students, and aspiring innovators from all over Washtenaw County, some of whom are running their own businesses!

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/boldfutures/


Entrepreneurship Center CLOSED – Labor Day
Sep 3 all-day

We will reopen for our normal hours on Tuesday, September 4.

Startup Business Research Help @ Entrepreneurship Center
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fall 2018 Startup Biz Research HelpWant 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!

WCC Welcome Day @ Community Park
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ken Segall: Insanely Simple @ Michigan Theater
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cahoots, with sponsors TroveAnn Arbor SPARK, the Zell Lurie Institiute at U of M, and the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC will be hosting a speaking engagement by author and blogger Ken Segall.

Ken was Creative Director at some of the world’s top Ad Agencies and over the course of three decades shaped campaigns for BMW, IBM, Intel, NeXT and Apple. He worked directly with Steve Jobs for twelve years at both NeXT and Apple, led the creative team behind the Think different campaign that launched Apple’s resurrection, and he started Apple down the i-road by naming the iMac. Ken’s books Insanely Simpleand Think Simple spell out the benefits of avoiding big company thinking and making complexity our enemy.

Ken will be at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater on Wednesday, September 12th at 2 pm. No charge to attend the event as we want the entire community to have access. Come take an hour to hear from Ken and participate in a short Q & A at the end.

Doors open at 1:30 pm.

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ken-segall-insanely-simple-tickets-48464364218