Feb
15
Fri
Pitch@WCC 2019 – Applications Due!
Feb 15 @ 12:00 am

PITCH 2019 APPLICATION FLYERApplication Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019

Pitch @ WCC 2019 Event: Thursday, May 9, 6:00pm

Questions about Pitch @ WCC? Read our Pitch FAQs!

Feb
19
Tue
Startup Business Research Help @ Entrepreneurship Center
Feb 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Winter 2019 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!

Strengthen Your Core Skills: Taming The Email Beast @ Morris Lawrence Building, Room ML 105
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Email Workshop FlyerIf you would like to get control of your e-mail “beast”, attend this program led by Randy Dean, MBA, author of the Amazon bestseller, Taming the E-mail Beast. Randy shares strategies for effective e-mail management, organization, and prioritization (featuring live demos in popular programs like MS Outlook and Gmail). At the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • understand the nature of e-mail & information overload in today’s workplace
  • have strategies for “splitting” work and personal emails
  • use “rules” for email management
  • convert emails into tasks, contacts and calendar items
  • better use CCs, Forwards and Replies to reduce confusion
  • plus additional skills!

Speaker:

Randy Dean, the “E-mail Sanity Expert” ® is an expert on time & e-mail management, effective organization, and the related use of technology. Obsessed with time management and personal productivity, he left a successful career as a graduate program admissions director, professional marketer, and manager to become a leading speaker and trainer. The author of the recent Amazon bestseller, Taming the E-mail Beast, his programs leave audience members with immediately-usable tools, strategies, and skills on how to better manage their time, technology, and information overload following their program experience.

Register Here!
Feb
20
Wed
RESCHEDULED: WCC Winter Welcome Day @ Student Center, Washtenaw Community College
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Building Relationships to Create an Enduring Business Part 1: Get it Off the Ground @ 734 Brewing Company
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

734 Brewery EventBuilding Relationships to Create an Enduring Business Part 1: Get it Off the Ground

Hosts: The Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College & 734 Brewing Company

Come one, come all! You’re invited to join this two-part series about building community relationships for individuals and businesses across Ypsilanti. Let’s celebrate, learn how 734 Brewing got their start, and hear from a great panel of Ypsi folks that love and want to see the community grow!

Panelists:

  • The 734 Crew: Co-owners Patrick Echlin & Brian Jones-Chance, & Head Brewer Mariah Gavin
  • Ben Harrington, Associate Director, Entrepreneurial Services, SPARK
  • Joe Meyers, Director of Economic Development, Ypsilanti
  • Sara Jo Shipley, Economic Development Director, Ypsilanti Township
  • Charlotte Wilson, Planning and Development Coordinator, Ypsilanti Township
Register Here!
Mar
5
Tue
The Business of Being an Artist: Coaching with Sandra Xenakis @ Entrepreneurship Center
Mar 5 @ 10:30 am

2019 Art Coaching Flyer“Art Meets Business” Coaching for Artists & Creative Entrepreneurs with Sandra Xenakis

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 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.

Registration Open One Month Prior to Event

Mar
6
Wed
Lunch and Learn Business Expo @ Business Education Building, Room BE 160
Mar 6 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch and Learn March 2019 The EC, in partnership with Lake Trust Credit Union, is now offering financial information for small business owners. Thanks to Lake Trust Credit Union, come have lunch and visit experts at resource tables on topics such as:

  • Basic Business Banking
  • Insurance
  • Business Plan Writing
  • Long-Term Planning for the Self-Employed
  • Entrepreneurial Resources
  • WCC Business and Entrepreneurship Courses
Register Here!
Mar
7
Thu
Startup Business Research Help @ Entrepreneurship Center
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Winter 2019 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!

Mar
8
Fri
Market Research Workshop at WCC’s Bailey Library @ Gunder Myran Building, Room GM118
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This hands-on workshop helps you answer questions about demographics, industry growth estimates, trends, competition, market openings, & more!

Register Here!
Mar
14
Thu
“Forming Your LLC or DBA: Do it Now!” Workshop, with guest business attorney and the Small Business Development Center @ Crane Liberal Arts Building, Room LA 340
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

LLC DBA 2019 flyerCome attend for an overview of how to start a single member Limited Liability Company (LLC), presented by legal and accounting professionals, and SBDC and EC representatives. We will review the forms needed to register with the State of Michigan, define terms such as DBA and LLC, Articles of Organization and EIN (Employer Identification Number), as well as cover basic bookkeeping tips and tax implications for companies with the LLC designation.

Register Here!