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Paid Search for Business 101
In Collaboration with the Social Media Club Detroit

July 22, 9 - 10 a.m.

There are literally billions of web searches happening daily, with Google accounting for just one. Search engines and social platforms are a viable consideration to drive targeted traffic to generate leads for your business, project or cause. Lead generation and conversion optimization expert, Hubert Sawyers III, will provide an overview of pay-per-click advertising, the most popular method of search advertising. The focus will be on Google AdWords, though the overall method translates across other websites like Bing and Facebook. You'll receive tips on how to create an effective campaign, regardless of your budget.

Registration: SMCD EventBrite

Get Out of the Garage: Patent Your Idea!
In Collaboration with the City of Sterling Heights Economic Development and Macomb County Planning and Economic Development

August 19, 3 - 5 p.m.

Big ideas are born everywhere. From the research and development labs of our manufacturers to the workbenches of everyday tinkerers, American innovation is alive and well! U.S. patents grant inventors the exclusive rights to manufacture, use or sell their ideas and to protect their creations from being exploited by others. Is your idea worthy of a patent? How do you know? At what point should you take steps to protect it? What services are available to help you through the process? Attend this workshop and find out!

Contact Joan Carleton at or (586) 884-9324.
Capital Raise Meetup

September 9, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

If you are a startup or early-stage growth-based business looking for funding, come meet and listen to capital expert, Mike Brennan. He will detail the various capital sources in Michigan and talk about how to properly position your company to be qualified for private funding, including private equity, the angel network and venture capital, and/or public funding, including grants, pre-seed, micro-loans and venture match. Mike will provide a group presentation, as well as individually help each present company to determine their needs.

Contact Joan Carleton at or (586) 884-9324.