Feb
20
Wed
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!
Mar
15
Fri
The Business of Photography Boot Camp @ Morris Lawrence Building
Mar 15 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Bus. of Photography Boot Camp flyer 2019$25 per person – Lunch Included (FREE for WCC students*)

* Email entrepreneurship@wccnet.edu for student discount code

Lessons in business and practical tips in professional photography. Learn how to start, build or grow your business through presentations and discussions with working professional photographers.

Topics & Speakers:

  • Time Management & Strategy – Jim Parker
  • Marketing, Branding & Websites – Dayna Mae Mager
  • Pricing, Proposals & Copyright – Steve Rich & Ann Savage
  • Networking & Getting Leads – Rob Woodcox
Register Here!
Mar
19
Tue
Startup Business Research Help @ Entrepreneurship Center
Mar 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!

Mar
20
Wed
Women’s History Month Panel & Lunch, Topic: Women’s Space in the Gig Economy: Facing Challenges and Tools for Success @ Morris Lawrence Building, Room 101/103
Mar 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The purpose of this event is for leaders in this realm to share their stories, experiences and wisdom with others. Our panelists include a WCC student entrepreneur who is just starting out and others who have been living in the gig economy for decades. We will explore what the gig economy is, how it affects women, and strategies for making the best of it. Includes free lunch for those who RSVP!

Panelists:

  • Stephanie Prechter, Former WCC Student and Entrepreneur
  • Diana Wong, Strategy Consultant and Executive Coach
  • Darci McConnell, President & CEO of McConnell Communications, Inc.
  • Monica Gobba, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Sponsored by: The Women of Washtenaw, a Chapter of the Michigan A.C.E. Network, Student Development and Activities, and The Entrepreneurship Center

Register Here!
Mar
28
Thu
Washtenaw Economic Club Luncheon – The Economic Outlook @ Morris Lawrence Building
Mar 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

University of Michigan economists Gabriel Ehrlich and Donald Grimes will present the annual Economic Outlook for Washtenaw County. This annual information-packed report provides the data needed to make important decisions for business, industry, education and economic development.

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

For more information please visit: http://wec.wccnet.edu/upcoming-events/