ENTREPRENEURSHIP OAKLAND–MASTER CLASS
On March 21, 2017, aspiring entrepreneurs and community leaders met for the second of three panel discussions in the Entrepreneurship Oakland Master Class, presented by American Jewelry & Loan and the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce. The panel discussed utilizing free resources available within local communities, conducting market research, social media best practices, marketing, how to find funding for your business or organization, and more.
This week’s expert panelists included: Matthew Farrell from Core Partners, Vladimir Gendelman from CompanyFolders.com, Rob Cote from Security Vitals, Lisa Crawford-Palmer from Studio 8 Fitness, and Devan Green from Pontiac Library.
Les Gold, third generation pawnbroker and owner of American Jewelry & Loan, joined the panel to offer his expertise. His son and business partner, Seth Gold, moderated the panel and contributed his own business wisdom.
Missed the first two panels? You are still welcome to join us for the final panel discussion this coming Tuesday, March 28- click HERE to register! The third segment of our Entrepreneurship Master Class will navigate topics such as eCommerce and internet marketing, accounting and other financial topics, and community involvement. Each of the hourlong sessions in the course are conducted over coffee and refreshments.
The Entrepreneurship Oakland Master Class is a series of conversations conducted amongst a panel of successful business owners and leaders. Each of the three panels will provide plenty of hard-won business wisdom from experienced entrepreneurs. These conversations, moderated by American Jewelry and Loan’s own Les and Seth Gold, invite some of the region’s most successful and experienced business owners to share their experiences on topics ranging from accounting to marketing, hiring, networking, and more! Participants are sure to leave full of new ideas and strategies to make their business successful and profitable.
Most of our distinguished panelists are members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization – Detroit Chapter. Learn more about EO Detroit at www.eonetwork.org.
Course fee of $185 includes all materials, a certificate of completion, refreshments, and an individual membership in the Pontiac Regional Chamber. All proceeds benefit the Pontiac Regional Chamber.
Three Tuesdays in March: March 14, 21, 28th
American Jewelry and Loan Pontiac
546 N Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, MI 48341
COST: $185 per person
Includes: Attendance at all three sessions, materials, certificate of completion, refreshments, and a FREE Individual membership in the Pontiac Regional Chamber
SESSION ONE: TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH
Negotiating for Entrepreneurs
Business Planning Basics
Untangling the Red Tape
Networking Best Practices
SESSION TWO: TUESDAY, MARCH 21ST
How to Conduct Market Research
FREE Community Resources for Business Owners
Finding the funding
Legal & Financial Considerations
Marketing, Advertising, and PR
SESSION THREE: TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH
Accounting and banking basics
eCommerce and Digital Marketing
Business Wisdom from a Pawnbroker
Commitment to Community
Learn more in this article from Crain’s Detroit.
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