Washtenaw Economic Club Luncheon – Growing the Local Economy: The Impact of Microloans on Urban and Rural Communities @ Morris Lawrence Building
Sep 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Warren S. Galloway, Jr., Owner, Warren Galloway & Associates, LLC, discusses microlending and how it can be used as an important resource in strengthening both urban and rural communities. Find out how community support and encouragement of new business creation are key strategies for local and regional economic development and growth.

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

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Free Q&A Session on Microlending with Warren S. Galloway, Jr. @ Morris Lawrence Building, Room ML 150
Sep 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

microlending talk flyerStudents: Opportunity to get your questions answered on microfinancing for your business with Warren S. Galloway, Jr.!

Join us for a free Q & A session after the Washtenaw Economic Club Lunch on September 13 at 1:30pm with Warren S. Galloway, Jr., Owner of Warren Galloway & Associates, LLC and the author of several books including “10 Easy Steps to Starting a Business”. He will discuss microlending and financing for business owners. Through his work at TechTown in Detroit and at multiple financial institutions, Warren works to help rebuild urban and rural communities by utilizing funds from financial institutions, government, businesses, foundations and private individuals.

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“Forming Your LLC or DBA: Do it Now!” Workshop, with guest business attorney and the Small Business Development Center @ Morris Lawrence Building, Room ML 150
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

LLC DBA workshop flyerReady to launch your business as a sole proprietor or LLC? 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,  and a tax advisor will discuss the tax implications of your new business, options, and good business practices.

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The Business of Being an Artist: Coaching with Sandra Xenakis @ Entrepreneurship Center
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm

Artist coaching flyer“Art Meets Business” Coaching for Artists & Creative Entrepreneurs with Sandra Xenakis

Coaching sessions at: 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

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 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.

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Startup Business Research Help @ Entrepreneurship Center
Sep 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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!

A2 Entrepreneurs Student Club Meeting @ Crane Liberal Arts Building, Room LA 160
Sep 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The Business of Being an Artist – Setting Up a Goals Group @ Morris Lawrence Building, Room ML 150
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Artist Workshops flyerReady for the next step in growing your creative business? Create an artist goals group! Find out how to build a group of peers, give and receive support, hold each other accountable for business goals, and get more accomplished.

Learn how in this free, two-part workshop – attend one or both dates!

September 19: Setting up a Goals Group

Watch an actual goals group meeting of four working artists. Then, set up your own small group and hold your first meeting.

Register For Sept 19 Here!



October 17: Achieving Goals with Group Support

Hold your second goals group meeting right here. OR, if you didn’t join a group earlier, come to this workshop and learn more.

Register For Oct 17 Here!
Starting Your Own Business Workshop @ SPARK East
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

SPARK SYOB Flyer*FEE: $25 (FREE for students. IF YOU ARE A WCC STUDENT, EMAIL: 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.

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Market Research Workshop at WCC’s Bailey Library @ Gunder Myran Building, Room GM118
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fall 2018 Startup Biz Research HelpThis hands-on workshop helps you answer questions about demographics, industry growth estimates, trends, competition, market openings, & more!

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Intellectual Property Essentials Panel & Discussion @ Student Center Building, Community Room
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Intellectual Property Essentials Panel flyerAre you interested in learning more about intellectual property law? Would you like to know where to find IP resources that apply to your situation? Help is on the way! A panel of intellectual property attorneys and a representative from University of Michigan’s Patent and Trademark Resource Center has been assembled to overview patents, trademarks, and copyrights and to field your questions.


Attorney Doug Waters, Professional Faculty, Business and Computer Technologies Division


  • Leena Lalwani, U-M Patent & Trademark Resource Center Librarian
  • Michael Spink, Brinks Gilson & Lione
  • Michael B. Stewart, Esq., Fishman Stewart PLLC
  • Jennifer Theis, Trademark Attorney Brinks Gilson & Lione
Register Here!