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Nothing happens in business without other people. Detroit’s the biggest small town you’ve ever met.. so it’s easy to get to know the folks you need to know if you want your business, organization or nonprofit to succeed, if you know where to look.

That’s why we do this handy guide for business and professional networking and business events in Detroit. Here are five (wait no, more than five, we added a bonus one so there’s six!) you’ll want to check out this week.

Networking At The Black Rock Novi – Wednesday

If you desire to grow your business by reaching other business owners that do business around the Tri-County area, then this meetup is for you! Organizers say to “bring your business cards and a big heart.” They believe givers gain and will work together to help each other succeed. (NOTE: This is not a BNI group)

When: Wednesday, February 21 @ Noon

Where: Black Rock in Novi 

Network At The International Bancard Building Downtown – Thursday

Network with business professionals in Detroit at the International Bancard building. No matter what your industry you are welcome to come and have a drink. Mix, mingle and network. Hosted by the Detroit Business Meetup group.

When: Thursday, February 20 @ 5 p.m.

Where: 1505 Woodward in Detroit

Veterans In Residence: For Veteran Entrepreneurs Or Aspiring Ones – Thursday

During Bunker Labs’ February “Bunker Brews” event, a monthly meet-up where the Bunker Labs community — veterans, military spouses, and civilians alike can network with subject matter experts, investors, thought leaders, and more, WeWork and Bunker Labs will announce the veteran entrepreneurs that make up the first-ever Detroit Veterans in Residence cohort.

When: Thursday, February 22 @ 6 p.m.

Where: WeWork Campus Martius, 1001 Woodward Ave in Detroit.

Millenial Night Out @ Detroit Boat Show – Thursday

The Detroit area Young Professionals are doing an event in concert with the Detroit Boat Show at Cobo. The promotion begins at 3 p.m. but most will attend around 5 or 6 p.m.

“Music, Cash Bar, Prizes, and Bunches of Fun People” according to organizers. This is part of an existing group, more information here.

The say to identify yourself as a millennial at the hall entrance door for free admission. We are located at the front of Entrance “C”.

When: Monday, February 19 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Where: Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue Detroit, MI 48226

Coin-Lunch: Spend Bitcoin, Eat Lunch – Friday

Yep, this is nerdy but cryptocurrency is more and more of a thing. Network, chow, connect, chat with local coiners at local cafés and eateries that accept Bitcoin!

When: Friday, February 23 @ 12 noon

Where: Urban Bean, 200 Grand River in Detroit

How To Write A Business Plan – Saturday

For a variety of reasons, a business plan is important. Even if it changes later, having a guide star for what you’re doing helps.

This two hour workshop at Bamboo Detroit on Saturday walks through the seven bsic components, including what language to use, where to go to find information and why each section is important. According to organizer The Mobile Business School, You’ll leave with a business plan template, example business plans, a guide on where to research your industry and the beginnings of your 2018 Business Plan. More info.

When: Saturday, February 24 @ 10 a.m.

Where: Bamboo Detroit – 1420 Washington Boulevard, Suite 301 in Detroit

 

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2018 Detroit Policy Conference

The Detroit Policy Conference will focus on creating a culture of civility in Detroit, exploring what it means to be “civil” and the role that communities play in influencing individual behavior.

Programming will also examine role models of civility, Detroiters that have put their differences aside and are working together to put Detroit first to solve issues and create opportunities for all.

Cost: $159.00 for Chamber members; $235.00 for future members

When: March 1, 2018 from 7:30 a.m-4:00 p.m.

Location: Motor City Casino 2901 Grand River Avenue Detroit, MI 48201

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