Up and coming: mark your calendar with these regional business events.

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Dec. 1

Could I ... Should I Start My Own Business?

Southfield Public Library

8:45 to 11 a.m.


This workshop will outline: what it takes to start and manage your own business: why do business fail; why do they succeed; do you have what it takes; how can the SCORE Business Formation Process help you; what is the SCORE Start-up Workshop Series; and what can a SCORE counselor provide to you. To register for this session, call SCORE at 313-226-7947.

Dec. 1

How to Become a Government Contractor Seminar

Washtenaw Community College

8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.


If your company has been considering the field of government contracting, this seminar will give you the insight you need. Contact Holly Johnston at (173) 462-4438 for more information.

Dec. 1-8

FastTrac TechVenture

Farmingtion Hills

6 to 9:30 p.m.

Cost &450

TechVenture is an award-winning program of the Kauffman Foundation that provides entrepreneurs with all the necessary tools to launch or grow a company. Visit www.vo2ventures.com for more details.

Dec. 2

Fundamentals of Starting a Business

Waterford Township

6 to 9 p.m.


Participants examine their entrepreneurial skills, learn how to implement their ideas and receive a list of pitfalls to avoid when starting a business. For more information, visit http://oakgov.com/peds/calendar.

Dec. 2

Topics 4 the Times Webinar: Tax Planning


2 to 3 p.m.

Members of the Plante & Moran tax team, specialization in federal, state, local and international tax issues, will provide an overview of the current tax environment describe the top tax changes impacting business and individuals, and explain how to implement tax planning strategies and give tips to manage the future. Registration required, Visit http://webinars plantemoran.com for more information.

Dec. 3

* Industry Coffees: General Business Operations and Professional Services

Embassy Suites - Livonia

8 to 10 a.m.

Free to attend for Chamber members Business Builder level and above

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with beers in general business, IT, telecommunications, staffing and professional services industries. For more information, visit www.detroitchamber.com/industrycoffee.

Dec. 7

Federal Tax Lectures

Rock Financial Showplace - Novi

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

$215 MACPA Members; $315 non-members

Hear the latest in business and individual federal taxes from two of MACPA's most highly-rated speakers, Steve Dilley and Doug Van Der Aa. This comprehensive program gets you up to...

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