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Ann Arbor SPARK and the WCC Entrepreneurship Center
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Business Training
For Entrepreneurs
SPARK Events
Washtenaw Community College, Business Education Building, Room BE140, 4800 E. Huron River Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI
United States
$25.00 (You can pay online after you have registered for the event. Just follow the link on the registration confirmation page.)

This workshop will be held in the following building - Washtenaw Community College - Business Education Building, Room BE140  )

Looking to start a business? Join Ann Arbor SPARK and our community partners to learn about personality traits that impact entrepreneurialism, creating a marketing plan for your business, legal, accounting, and risk considerations, product development, business plans and financing options. Attendees have an opportunity to get advice from a variety of business experts and organizations that are available to support new ventures. 


8:30am              Continental Breakfast & Registration
9:15am              Welcome, Overview & Participant introductions
9:30am              How to go from Start-Up to Small Business Success Story 
10:15am            Break
10:30am            Product Development / Intellectual Property / Crowdfunding
11:15am            Financing Your Business
12:15pm            Lunch and tour of WCC’s Entrepreneurship Center
12:15pm            Ask the Expert and Individual Coaching
1:15pm              Setting Up Your Business & Mitigating Risk – Legal, Accounting and Insurance Considerations
2:00pm              Your Marketing Plan on a Napkin
3:00pm              Business Plans
3:30pm              Getting Connected to Local Resources

Receive Valuable Insight and Counseling from Companies Specializing in:

                Financing your Business

                Insurance Considerations 

                Understanding Corporate Formation 

                Marketing your Business 

                Developing your Product and Intellectual Property Advice 

                Tax Considerations

                Personal Development 

                Strategic Business Planning 

Registration ends 24 hours before the event.

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