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Social Media Club Detroit: YouTube for Business 101
Graves Neal De Armond, Social Media Analyst, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

April 29, 9 - 10 a.m.

The internet is constantly changing the way we do business. Images and video play have an ever increasing role in reaching customers and prospects. Perfect for the beginner, this presentation will take examples and best practices used on a large scale, making them applicable for any sized business. We'll discuss best practices, how to make video work for you, the importance of audio quality and more. Learn about new features available to help you increase your reach and connect with your audience.

Registration: Via the SMCD EventBrite.

Capital Raise Meetup
Mike Brennan, Business Commercialization and Capital Investment Advisor for Mac-OU INC

May 6, 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 macINC@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9324.

BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting: SBIR/STTR 101: Introduction and Overview

May 21, 9 - 12 p.m.

This half-day class helps small, technology entrepreneurs and businesses assess their eligibility to receive R&D funding through the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Through these programs, 11 federal agencies make over $2 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually.

Attendees will learn SBIR/STTR program basics, including: program purpose, eligibility, sources of funding and tools for proposal development. It is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they would like to seriously pursue a grant or contract proposal.

Registration: Available via the BBCetc website.
Cost: $50, in-state attendee; $100, out-of-state attendee

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