Certification Orientation Schedule

The Great Lakes Women’s Business Council invites women business owners to an orientation session to learn what it means to be certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise. If you have a product or service that you would like to market to American corporations, here is your chance to explore certification. Great Lakes WBC is the certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a national certifying body recognized by major American corporations.

You Will Learn
  • What is involved in the certification process?
  • How to complete the application package?
  • How to become part of a national database of certified women business enterprises?
  • If you will benefit from being certified?
  • Other resources that are available for small business.

Please call the Great Lakes WBC at 734.677.1400 to register. $25 fee can be paid at the door

Monday, March 6, 2017- 9am-11am

Michigan Business & Professional Association,
27700 Hoover Rd., Ste 100, Warren, MI 48093.

Call 586.393.8800 for directions


Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9am-11am

Oakland County Planning & Economic Development Services,
Bldg 41 West,
2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328.

Call 248.858.0783 for directions.


Monday, April 10, 2017 9am-11am

Great Lakes Women’s Business Council,
33109 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia MI 48150

Call 734-677-1400 to register and for directions.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9am–11am

Languages International,
4665 – 44th Street SE, Suite A-1101, Grand Rapids 49512-4052.

Call 616.285.0005 for directions.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9am-11am

Oakland County Planning & Economic Development Services,
Bldg 41 West, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328.

Call 248.858.0783 for directions.


Monday, June 5, 2017 9am-11am

Michigan Business & Professional Association,
27700 Hoover Rd., Ste 100, Warren, MI 48093.
Call 586.393.8800 for directions

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 9am–11am

Languages International,
4665 – 44th Street SE, Suite A-1101, Grand Rapids 49512-4052.
Call 616.285.0005 for directions.

Monday, August 14, 2017 9am-11am

Great Lakes Women’s Business Council,
33109 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia MI 48150
Call 734-677-1400 to register and for directions

Tuesday, September 5, 2017- 9am-11am

Michigan Business & Professional Association,
27700 Hoover Rd., Ste 100, Warren, MI 48093.

Call 586.393.8800 for directions


Thursday, September 21, 2017 9am-11am

Oakland County Planning & Economic Development Services,
Bldg 41 West, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328.

Call 248.858.0783 for directions


Thursday, October 12, 2017 -9am–11am

Languages International,
4665 – 44th Street SE, Suite A-1101, Grand Rapids 49512-4052.

Call 616.285.0005 for directions.


Monday, November 13, 2017 - 9am-11am

Great Lakes Women’s Business Council,
33109 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia MI 48150

Call 734-677-1400 to register and for directions


Big thanks to our sponsors: * U.S. Small Business Administration * Great Lakes WBC – an SBA Women’s Business Center * Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center * Oakland County Planning & Economic Development Services * Languages International, Inc. – a certified WBE * Michigan Business & Professional Association (www.michbusiness.org)

Great Lakes WBC is partially funded by the U.S. SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO). The OWBO is established to help women become full partners in economic development through small business ownership. The Women’s Business Ownership Homepage address is: www.sba.gov/womeninbusiness. This Cooperative Agreement is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any of the products, opinions, or services. All SBA programs are extended to the public on non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.