‘The Secrets of Starting a Successful Business’ will be the focus of Butzel Long’s free webinar on January 23

DETROIT, Mich. – More than 90 percent of startup businesses fail. While a variety of factors go into this failure rate, it usually involves a combination of factors including lack of a proper business plan and start-up checklist; the failure to properly utilize and comply with legal requirements; a bad core product/idea and, the wrong “team” involved. With that, how can entrepreneurs and business owners increase their chances for success and get into that elite 10 percent?

Butzel Long is hosting a free webinar titled, “The Secrets to Starting a Successful Business: How to Increase Your Chances of Start-up Success from Idea to Launch (and Beyond)” from 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. To register, please visit www.butzel.com/event.
The webinar, will be presented by both a successful entrepreneur and a nationally recognized business attorney who will provide the SECRETS to starting and operating a successful business, including a 20-step start-up checklist from the initial idea through the actual launch of the business (and beyond). Webinar participants will learn key business tips from successful entrepreneurs themselves, but also the best ways to navigate the frustrating legal and administrative requirements of starting a business.

Webinar presenters include:

• Bernie Fuhs, a nationally recognized Butzel Long business attorney. He has litigated and counseled clients in nearly all 50 states on a variety of business disputes, including non-compete/trade secrets, franchise disputes, and shareholder disputes. He also regularly advises start-ups and closely-held businesses, as well as sports and fitness industry members. Fuhs also is a successful entrepreneur in his own right, having founded FuhsFit, LLC (an online fitness and nutrition company), served as President/Co-Owner of Fastdater, Inc. of Michigan and works as a Color Analyst for College and High School Basketball.

• Trey Zackery, President and Owner Corporate Elevator Asset Management, which helps building managers and owners manage their elevators from design to finished product, and service thereafter. He also is the founder of “Mogul Secrets,” a podcast for entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners. http://mogulsecrets.com/.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter:https://twitter.com/butzel_long

LIFT and The Center Launch “LIFT Off” Webinar Series to Highlight Small Company Innovations

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) today announced the launch of a new webinar series, “LIFT Off.” Held on the third Thursday of each month at noon EST, “LIFT Off” will highlight a small to medium-sized manufacturer and the newest technologies being developed to advanced lightweighting or manufacturing processes.
“LIFT Off” webinars are designed to showcase valuable innovations that can positively impact lightweight manufacturing, design and implementation in the region and beyond.

The speakers and topics scheduled to-date are:
• August 17: Multi-Material Riveting – Dan Radomski, Optimal Inc.
• September 21: Breakthroughs in Low-Cost ADHSS Heat Treating – Gary Cola, Flash Bainite
• October 19: Lightweight Metals Enabling Software – Ravi Kunju, Altair

“These are people who have a great idea and have taken the risk to begin their own business because they believe so passionately in what they are doing and the difference it will make,” said Larry Brown, executive director, LIFT.

Future webinars will cover topics such as Multi-Material Friction Stir Welding, Cryogenic Machining, Morphing Software, Smart Virtual Prototyping, and Lightweight Metallurgy.

“Our goal is to give these innovators a platform to share their work with the rest of the industry and showcase some of the breakthroughs taking place at small companies,” said Gregg Peterson, The Center’s Principle Materials Engineer who works on-site at LIFT’s Detroit headquarters as part of a pilot program to propel the use of lightweight materials in manufacturing.

Manufacturing industry members, small company innovators and all others interested in lightweighting technology and innovation are welcome to join the webinars.

For more information on the webinars and LIFT’s technology work, please visit www.lift.technology/liftoff.

LIFT is a Detroit-based, public-private partnership committed to the development and deployment of advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies, and implementing education and training initiatives to better prepare the workforce today and in the future. LIFT is one of the founding institutes in the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), and is funded in part by the Department of Defense with management through the Office of Naval Research. Visit www.lift.technology to learn more.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center is an organization dedicated to supporting Michigan manufacturers to work smarter, to compete and to prosper. The Center offers personalized consulting services to meet the needs of clients in virtually every aspect of their businesses. The Center is affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and is part of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP Program). The Center also is closely affiliated with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) with the shared goal of making Michigan businesses vibrant, driving GDP growth and creating new and lasting jobs. For more information, visit the-center.org.

Joe Steele

Walsh College will Launch New Cybersecurity Concentration at Graduate-Degree Level in January 2016; Related Webinar also Planned

TROY, Mich., December 4, 2015 – Walsh College will offer a new cybersecurity concentration in its highly regarded Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) degree program in January 2016 to meet the increased demand for advanced education in this growing IT specialization.

Separately, a free webinar titled “Next Generation Cyber Warriors – Cyber 4.0” is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2016. It is available to the public, but registration is required at www.walshcollege.edu/webseries. Spaces are limited.

Here are details for the programs.

Cybersecurity Concentration:
A new cybersecurity concentration has been added to the graduate MSIT program. This program is unique as it maps to several external standards. The standards include Department of Defense directive 8570, the National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence course requirements, and the Department of Homeland Security NICE Framework, which make the program a first in the southeast Michigan educational market.

Cybersecurity courses include Fundamentals of Cybersecurity; Security Program Management; Business Continuity; Resiliency and Crisis Management; Threats, Vulnerabilities, Controls, and Countermeasures; Intelligence Analysis Tools and Techniques; Social, Political, and Cultural Impacts of Cybersecurity; and Current Issues in Cybersecurity.

This program is focused on preparing the next generation cybersecurity professionals. Students will develop the ability to employ information technology and cybersecurity knowledge and skills for tactical and strategic advantage. They will also apply critical, strategic, ethical, and innovative thinking to achieve results-oriented organizational goals.

“The future of cybersecurity and the number of trained people needed to protect and defend information systems on which businesses depend are growing exponentially,” said Barbara Ciaramitaro, Ph.D., lead professor, Information Technology and Cybersecurity. “Both students and employers are demanding greater emphasis on cybersecurity in IT education programs to meet the growing need in the marketplace.”

The Wednesday, January 20 Cybersecurity webinar will feature Dr. Ciaramitaro discussing how the next generation of “cyber warriors” will be educated and prepared.

“In the past, cyber professionals have focused primarily on waiting for an attack to happen and then responding to it and cleaning up the damage. This passive posture is no longer adequate,” said Dr. Ciaramitaro. “The attacks are now challenging every aspect of our lives.”

She added that a new generation of cyber warriors views action and intelligence as the primary methods for shortcutting attacks and minimizing their potential danger.

The concentration and related seminar enhance Walsh College’s demonstrated leadership in the field through its Center for Cybersecurity Leadership (CCL).

The CCL, one of four Walsh College research centers, was established through collaboration between the Management and Information Technology Departments of Walsh College with strong support from business, military, and government leaders.

Interested students should visit www.walshcollege.edu/webseries. for program updates or contact admissions@walshcollege.edu or 248-823-1610. For additional information on Walsh College, visit www.walshcollege.edu.

NTH Consultants Webinar

The US EPA’s new coal combustion residuals (CCRs or coal ash) final rule is intended to be a comprehensive set of requirements for the management and disposal CCRs in surface impoundments and landfills. In addition to a brief overview on the CCR final rule, this webinar will provide some practical implementation strategies for managing CCRs consistent with updated beneficial use or disposal regulations going forward.

Register here: http://www.nthconsultants.com/ccr-regulations.html

Quicken Loans Mortgage 101 Webinar

Quicken Loans and Detroit Regional Chamber are bringing you Mortage 101 Webinar for the month of March!

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Plante Moran to host “Move over, culture. Make way for innovation” webinar on Dec. 5

Southfield, Mich. – Nov. 17, 2014 – Plante Moran, one of the nation‘s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, will host a complimentary webinar titled, “Move over, culture. Make way for innovation” on Friday, Dec. 5. The webinar follows the release of Plant Moran’s fourth annual Innovation Survey on Nov. 10.

According to results compiled from more than 400 Midwest organizations that responded to the 2014 Innovation Survey, the overwhelming majority of whom were C-suite executives in manufacturing or professionals service firms, a strong, positive culture is paramount for successful innovation and increased revenue chiefly because it supports one of the main drivers of innovation: employees.

Expanding on key survey findings, Plante Moran’s Dec. 5 webinar will feature three elite innovator organizations known for their innovation and strong corporate cultures: Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System with CEO Nancy Schlichting; Napoleon, Ohio-based Automatic Feed with CFO Nathan Weaks; and Chicago-based ThoughtWorks with CEO Xia Guo. The three organizations will share best practices with webinar participants to help create a culture empowered to ignite innovation.

To register for the Plante Moran webinar, please visit http://www.plantemoran.com/perspectives/webinars/2014/Pages/move-over-culture-make-room-for-innovation.aspx.

About Plante Moran
Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2014, Plante Moran (www.plantemoran.com) is one of the country’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax, audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting and wealth management services. Plante Moran has 22 offices and a staff of more than 2,000 professionals throughout Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, with international offices in Shanghai; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work.