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Macomb Pitch: A Competition for Small Businesses

October 28 (finalists announced)

Prizes:
First Place: $8,500 (cash) | Mac-OU INC service package
Second Place: $1,500 (cash) | Mac-OU INC cubicle (one-year lease) | consultation with Butzel Long (5 hours) | strategic-planning session with Advicoach of Michigan (2 hours)
Third Place: $500 (cash) | Mac-OU INC cubicle (one-year lease) | consultation with Butzel Long (5 hours) | strategic-planning session with Advicoach of Michigan (2 hours)

Qualified Companies:
High-Growth Technology Companies | Michigan-Based Companies | $2.5M in Revenue (less than or equal to) | 5 Years in Business (less than or equal to)

Finalist's Live Competition: Thursday, December 11, 2014, 5 - 8 p.m.


Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

November 5 & 6
Westin Book Cadillac, 1117 Washington, Detroit


With a Gala Award Evening featuring Susan Packard, the Co-Founder and COO of HGTV - the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC) is an international business competition celebrating its fifth year of connecting later-stage entrepreneurial companies with national and international investors. The competition showcases the best and brightest businesses to the investment community – giving away a $500,000 Grand Award and a total of $1million in cash and in-kind prizes.

More Information & Registration: AccelerateMichigan.org



Writing Winning Proposals
In Collaboration with Logistic Specialties, Inc

November 13, 9 - 11 a.m.

Topics for Discussion Include:
Building a Winning Proposal: Constructing Mock-ups for Early Coordination | Writing in a Proposal Style | Developing Visuals that Have Impact and Answer Important Questions | Incorporating Risk Discussion | Developing Compliance Checklists | Focusing on Customer Issues | Developing Strategic Solutions | Supporting Claims of Excellence Through Past Performance | Developing Section Strategies to Gain the Competitive Edge | Creating Key Themes that Position Your Company to Win
Pre-Writing: Procurement Process | Source Selection Evaluation Process | Writing Process | Continuity with Capture Team | Analysis of Requirements Documentation | Proposal Administration
Writing: Writing Strategies | Writing Details | Structure | Grammar | Usage
Post-Writing: Finishing Touches | Revision Process | Production

Registration:
Writing Winning Proposals (official registration)