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Welcome To GPSDetroit.com. We incorporate trendy and savvy growth strategies designed to help small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed, so you can create new jobs and increase the revenue you need to grow consistently.

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Entrepreneur Empowerment. We help you figure out the concept to develop the best business model. We explain the different legal components that are going to impact your business startup, so you understand what you need to launch your new business. We provide savvy marketing strategies to help you attract new clients using social media and traditional methods. Entrepreneurs will learn and implement different technology tools and strategies that can help them run a modern, digitalized and automated business.

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We Sharpen Your Vision. Renew Your Mind For Success. Our seminars help small business owners attract new clients and turn them into engaging customers. We analyze and demonstrate the growing marketing and advertising trends using the most powerful digital platforms, social media, and network marketing, providing small business owners with new strategies to create a streamlined business workflow.

Entrepreneurs Empowered.

The core focus of Entrepreneurs Empowered is to connect participants with low-cost franchise opportunities and gain access to funding to support a strong business launch and create multiple streams of income with online, merchandising, manufacturing, services, and hybrid businesses. We offer simple strategies designed to empower aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools and skills to successfully launch their path to small business ownership.

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GPSDetroit.com prepares new and potential business owners to start and operate a small business in Michigan.

Starting a new business may sound overwhelming at first, but when you have a "blueprint" to follow, you will see that not only is a business start-up possible, it's going to be exciting and fun.

Facebook Marketing For Business Professionals Workshop

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Facebook has over 1.3 billion members worldwide; Facebook remains the largest social network site. Are you using Facebook effectively to reach new customers for your business? Beyond the basics strategies, how are other Metro Detroit businesses using Facebook? Learn the basics, and explore how professionals are using the social network to build their brand.

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Website Branding For Business Professionals Workshop

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Successful business branding can not be accomplished with just a fancy logo or a catchy motto. The real secret behind strong business brands is a combination of creative elements and on-point messaging into a consistent identity. And if you want to become a business branding champion, it takes valuable content, a strong media presence, and regular interaction with your audience to convey that identity.

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Marketing For Business Professionals Workshop

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If you want to give your business a real marketing boost this year, start looking outside the box. This workshop will teach you forgotten and new marketing tactics that do not require a big marketing budget. The best business marketing strategy will combine offline marketing with various digital elements to make sure you are covering all the touchpoints for your business brand.

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Social Media Marketing Strategies For Business Professionals Workshop

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This workshop teaches you the hammer and nails of what it takes to create a smart and manageable social media strategy that will help you build better relationships with your clients, and generate new leads to help you grow your business. When it comes to creating a smart social media strategy, SIMPLY EASY is not a commonly spoken phrase amongst professionals. It isn't something you can outsource or automate; it is something that requires time, love, attention and a plan. Taking this workshop is the first step in your journey toward creating and maintaining a smart social media strategy for your business.

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Start A Part-time Mystery Shopping Business Workshop

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Do you want to get paid to shop or earn extra money? This seminar will teach you all you need to know to become a successful Mystery Shopper. The seminar will provide the following expertise knowledge: How to write an impressive report. How to avoid mystery shopping scams. How to get start shopping immediately. How to make mystery shopping a business or career part-time. Provide you with legitimate companies to contract with mystery shopping assignments. New tools and new ways to grow your business you may not have thought of. Includes an opportunity for Q&A.

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Employment Brokers. Find People Jobs. Make Money. Workshop

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Do you know people seeking employment? We know what employers in your region are looking for, and we know how to match candidates with great careers, as an Employment Broker you can take the next step in your future career with confidence after attending the Employment Broker Workshop. LEARN TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT BROKER. Master the art of modern, technology-based recruiting, and talent acquisition. Accelerate your recruitment career "Learn to earn" from making placements.

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Our seminars are open to new entrepreneurs, current business owners, innovators, professionals, consultants, and business problem solvers. Our seminars are developed for everyone, including people for whom a traditional job is not a good fit, people who have been judicially involved, stay-at-home parents, college students, and alumni, professionals in career transition, retirees, seniors and military veterans reentering civilian life.

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Global Empowerment Strategies events are accelerative introductory seminars about all key aspects of entrepreneurship. Our seminar series are set up for success-driven entrepreneurs who need to gain a comprehensive and solid understanding of entrepreneurship from launch to exit.

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Our business seminars help entrepreneurs to exchange information and discover new ideas. Improve your marketing, your sales, and your bottom line profits. In just one seminar, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business.

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Global Empowerment Strategies. Cutting-edge seminars led by Michigan's small business experts. We connect entrepreneurs with resources to help them plan, start and grow their new and existing business. We offer a wide range of high-quality business seminars advertising, marketing, franchise, business start-up, funding, lending, insurance, networking, residual income and more.

3-Day Business Start-Up

If you're thinking about the possibility of owning your own business or have recently opened a new business, this workshop is for you! Taught by Global Empowerment Strategies business advisors, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of business startup information. Topics include basic startup information, business plan preparation, marketing, funding, and recordkeeping. Includes an opportunity for Q&A.

3-Day Business Start-Up seminar is offered weekly.

Pre-registration and payment are required. Call Global Empowerment Strategies at 248-952-8483 for more information. 3-Day Business Start-Up participants: This is the introductory seminar to help participants understand what is needed to operate a great business.

Lack of money should not deter you from pursuing your entrepreneurial dreams. With confidence in your idea and a clear vision of how you are going to execute it, you can do it. Once you have that covered, getting the funds to support your dream may not be as difficult as it seems. There are tens of millions of small businesses in the US alone, and starting a new business to compete in this segment will require hard work and dedication. 5 Ways for Cash Strapped Startups to Get Through the First Year.

  1. Cut the nonessentials and focus on immediate needs.
  2. Delegate appropriately.
  3. Don’t cut corners.
  4. Cover the legalities before it’s too late.
  5. Hire skilled freelance consultants, focus on operations and marketing talent.

When you start your own business, there is no playbook. Nobody can tell you if you are doing things right or not. You’ll work far more than any 9–5 job. There is a constant feeling of guilt when you are not working. As a business owner, you are constantly unsure of yourself. As you spend more time as a business owner, your experience will grow and your “best guesses” will become more accurate. You may have to keep your current "day job" while beginning your company in order to be able to pay your bills. Opening a business also represents a certain type of freedom. Motivation allows many Metro Detroit businesses to grow, follow the lead of other major Michigan brands, and ultimately change the way the business world works.

Writing a business plan is not just for receiving a bank business loan, entrepreneurs should consider writing several business plans throughout the business operation cycles: Brainstorming, Development, Research, Launch, Execution, Operation, First Year End, Second Year Begin every year a new business plan is necessary for continued growth. A business plan can address the next stage in the life process of a business. You need to determine your objectives. There are so many options when it comes to starting a business, including the size, location, and, of course, the reason for existence. Entrepreneurs can not just “wing-it” a successful business plan will help you set an operating budget, figure out expenses, marketing needs, advertising cost, location details, client retention, hiring have a plan in which you logically and systematically attempt to show what will happen if a particular scenario occurs. It takes some money to start most businesses and most entrepreneurs fail in the first six months because they do not have a written blueprint, goals and objectives.

Four Essential “Personal” Business Plan Details – all realistic entrepreneurs should know.

  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Provide some information about the product or service you wish to offer.
  • PRODUCT OR SERVICE DESCRIPTION: Provide a detailed description of your product or service. What innovative features does your product or service offer? How does your product or service distinguish itself from other products or services already existing on the market in Metro Detroit, Michigan and within a 20-mile radius of your business?
  • MARKETING: List three important features that make your product or service worth having. Example: design, functionality, reliability. If you plan to sell to a wide variety of customers, list five types of customers that are likely to buy your product or service. Where do you plan to sell your product or service? What methods of advertising do you intend to use for your product or service? How do you plan to get the product to the market?
  • THE BUDGET: The budgeted net profit, after taxation, when expressed as a percentage of the net investment in the business, gives the Return On Investment - ROI - the single most important piece of financial data and the reason for being in business in the first place.

Your family name can be added to the Metro Detroit history books for creating a better society and uplifting others out of poverty. The wealth you generate in your lifetime can benefit future generations in Michigan. Grandparents can work alongside grandchildren in a family business and they can share their culture, experiences, and knowledge along the way. A Family business owner can become a community leader, and in some cases, has more influence and credibility. Everyone in your family has a skill and talent – connect and make money.

Assess family members’ skills. Look at the talents, experience, strengths, and weaknesses of each one and determine the best role for each. Starting a company is time consuming. Family members may be away from home more than their spouses would like. Make sure the organization is structured soundly from a legal standpoint, and issues, such as ownership shares and procedures for liquidating shares in the event a family member leaves, are worked out in advance, so there are no hard feelings later.

Metro Detroit youth entrepreneurs should start a small weekend/home-based business, stay local or target fellow students might be the best direction for youth business owners starting a new venture. Your customer target defines the ideal price. A small investment upfront can hook new customers/donations before risking more money. Don’t over-use, social media many youth entrepreneurs think texting and social media is the only way to communicate that is not TRUE. Social media is obviously a powerful tool, focus on public speaking opportunities, networking, face-to-face communications with current clients, new customers and the community. Learn about P.R. - You might get great reviews, mentions on blogs, or even appear on news segments.

Ask a local business owner to mentor you for revenue equity of your business. You can offer a percentage (usually between five and ten percent). Mentors (the money) do not have a lot of time to give to you unless you make an offer they cannot refuse. Some early mentors will want to be involved in your business as an adviser, weighing in on decisions about how you run your company.

Who? What? Where? Most entrepreneurs never test the market for their new business. Resist the urge to jump in the pool of business owners without learning a little about the industry.

Consider Offering Your Product or Service at No Cost: If you’re offering a service, find clients who require your expertise. While you work for free, you gain experience and build your portfolio at the same time. Every entrepreneur thinks their business is needed or the best; test the market and see if you solve a problem or offer a solution.

Do It Right. Invest In Your Brand: Consider marketing costs majority of consumers use the internet to look for local businesses regularly with 53 percent of people conducting an online search at least once a month. Purchase a domain name and web host – the first step in an online business startup is having a website. To create your own website, sign up with 1&1 IONOS. You’ll get a domain name, easy-to-use site building tools, and a web host for only $1.00/the first month. Click here to get started.

Protect Yourself. Most small businesses get a DBA (doing business as). Make your business official choose a legal structure. Home businesses have a few options in registering the business structure of their firm. We recommend C Corporation and Limited Liability Company.

Image Is Everything. Get A Real Telephone Number: One of the drawbacks to cell phone usage is ruining your business image; whether a business is in the position of providing or selling services, crackly static, irritating echoes, and dropped calls make the company look incompetent and cheap. Using cloud-based communication technology allows you to work from anywhere, including at home or on vacation—for better or worse. The biggest mistake we see small businesses make is they advertise their cell phone as their business phone, never taking into account: What if you grow? Purchase a professional business line that includes WebFax online faxing service and Intermedia AnyMeeting video conferencing and screen sharing for only $ 30.00 per month. Click here to get started.

Metro Detroit business owners make your company’s logo and or slogan visible on your customers’ mobile screens. Beat your competitors who are yet to adopt this business strategy to reach new business. If you want an instant brand boost or recognition, creating a mobile application is a great way to help improve your corporate branding and overall reputation. A mobile application with order fulfillment ability can readily provide another revenue channel, aside from your website and or brick and mortar Metro Detroit store. For example, functionality to make restaurant reservations, book appointments, buy goods and services, etc. are possible with a few taps/clicks. You can also earn by charging app users when they upgrade, or by offering in-app advertisements, etc. There are literally hundreds of ways to make money using your app. Creating a simple mobile app is EASY.. no need to hire a professional developer. For $ 30.00 per month, you can connect with Apple Phone and Android Phone users worldwide. Click here to get started.

Strategies To Boost Your Income

If you have a 9-5 job your aim is to make more money through either promotion or a new job (lateral promotion).

If you don’t have a job then maybe it’s time to start your own main hustle (think side hustle but it’s not on the side).

We are constantly asked: How can you earn more money without having to spend countless extra hours every day trying to figure out what works? It is not a secret that millions of people worldwide are receiving a few extra hundred dollars every month.

Global Empowerment Strategies informs participants monthly about 100’s of legitimate money-making strategies you can apply the same-day. Now, we've all seen some of the so-called experts on the television who announce the latest money-making ideas. They propose different ways you can make money fast. Does it usually work? Sure, if you have a list and a following and a good understanding of how you can make it work for your life. Otherwise, you might fail just being honest.

Strategies To Boost Your Income Seminar topics include ways to make money from home, unique businesses to start, monthly residual income methods and ways to use your occupational skills to make money. Includes an opportunity for Q&A.

Strategies To Boost Your Income is offered weekly. Pre-registration and payment are required. Call Global Empowerment Strategies at 248-952-8483 for more information.

Strategies To Boost Your Income participants: This is the introductory seminar to help participants implement and boost their income.

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Become a successful Facebook Ad Manager and make money from anywhere. Are you great at connecting with people? How about social media? Are you savvy? How do you make a few dollars from your couch?

It has become increasingly difficult for beginners to break into the Facebook Ads world, and it’s becoming more expensive to learn how to do so, too. Many business owners don’t have time to figure out Facebook advertising and the chance of wasting money is likely.

Learn from Facebook how advertising works on their platform and become an expert. Who better to teach you about Facebook advertising than Facebook itself? The Blueprint training portal offers a diverse range of courses that are packed with information provided directly from Facebook. All the lesson modules are kept up to date, and each contains specific skills you can learn. You can pick a guided learning path to help you develop these skills based on your job role, or brush up on the knowledge you aren’t yet familiar with. Facebook Groups are a great resource to find Metro Detroit business owners that need assistance advertising their business. It really depends on the niche you want to serve. Many brick and mortar businesses are located on local networks, local Facebook Groups, LinkedIn, etc. Online Entrepreneurs and coaches primarily hang out in Facebook Groups.

Start your home-based Facebook Ad Manager business for $ 500.00 or less. It can be fairly inexpensive. Starting up you’ll need a website, laptop/desktop, phone, scheduler, and possibly a project management system (try Trello for a free version).

Detroit Video bloggers (also known popularly as Vlog) are not simply for entertainment purposes; you can make real money as a Vlogger. No over the top equipment, no extensive expertise on your side – all you need is a webcam and the passion to succeed. As your audience grows, so will your vlog income, making it possible to make a nice living as a vlogger.

Five Steps To Get Started
  1. Pick A Niche. Your vlog niche should be on a subject that you are knowledgeable about and can easily and informatively talk to your viewers about.
  2. Stay Active. Be sure to vlog every day and watch as your subscribers grow with your vlog library.
  3. Build Metro Detroit Business Sponsorship Relationships. Having thousands of viewers can help you get a company’s attention as they look to promote their brand with your audience. Your viewers already look to you to provide them with information, and having a promotional product in your vlog can help you bring in more money with your video blog. Detroit Sponsorships are how many professional bloggers make a good living off their vlog.
  4. Showcase Detroit Business Merchandise. You may also want to consider selling merchandise on your vlog. For example; you may have an AVON Beauty Products vlog and selling products related to makeup such as lipstick, clothing, eyeshadow may be of interest to your viewers.
  5. Engage With Your Viewers. DO NOT JUST SALE. Talk to your viewers and be genuine in your vlogs. Talk to them like they are your friends in an authentic and engaging way. Give your viewers places where they can get more information and gather even more education about the vlog you have provided.

The local plumber is driving down the street answering the telephone, he just lost a customer because he can not be both the receptionist and business owner. Cheap! Business Owners try to be everything, and they cannot. Your job as a Virtual Assistant is to launch a business that can solve many problems for small business owners. What service can you provide during prime hours of business? Marketing, Social Media Interaction, Bookkeeping, Collections, Appointment Setting, Sales, Promotions the possibilities are endless. Reach out to business owners via email and social media, introduce yourself and ask if they need support in a specific area of their business. Let your fingers do the walking and cold call any business on the internet. Your clients are small businesses just like yourself. Be fair with your pricing. If you have the skills for telemarketing any service business can use your skills. Start by offering virtual assistant services as a side hustle for extra cash, or commit to rounding out your knowledge in each of the skills to make it a full-time income you can take with you anywhere in the world.

Whether you’re looking for another way to pay the bills, seeking more professional development opportunities or just love the freedom that freelancing offers, there’s no question that Metro Detroiter’s have discovered the benefits of professional freelancing to earn more money. Freelance writing, graphic design, web developer, proofread, accounting, customer service and more.

Office Clerical Support $ 14.00 Hourly

Insurance Inspector- Independent Contractor

Metro Cab Taxi Driver $ 1,500 Weekly

Litigation Paralegal

Cat Furniture Business. Beautiful modern cat furniture that both cats and humans will love. Cat complexes are quite elaborate, featuring interconnected bridges, shelves, and cat hammocks. Some structures have a theme. Furniture ranges in price from affordable to extravagant $ 30.00 to $ 600.00. You can start this business for $ 250.00. Some materials you may need include study wood boards, piping or plastic tubing, wooden rods for support, Sisal rope, nails, and screws. Depending on the design of your tree, you will likely need to review additional materials.

Commission-Only Sales. Many Metro Detroit startup businesses seek part-time and commission-only salespeople, especially when they're just getting started, which means you'll often be able to make this a home-based business idea.

Start a Popup Shop. Keep costs down and limit your time investment while you keep your full-time job, new entrepreneurs in Metro Detroit set up a weekend popup shop as a side business idea. Selling—donuts, clothing, antique baseball cards, or services. Create a strong sense of urgency around Metro Detroit by letting your customers know the exact dates your pop-up begins and ends use Facebook, Instagram and encourages people to share. Offer incentives for sharing like free products, door prizes, and giveaways.

Human Billboard. Advertise everything from new home developments to cell phone services. Human billboards are simply people that hold signs or banners emblazoned with promotional and advertising messages in high-traffic areas of the community; usually outside, in front, or in close proximity to the business they are promoting. You can operate this business on weekends when driving traffic is higher. There are many sign options wooden sticks, hand signs, backpack signs anything that will attract people to the business you represent.

Michigan Small Business Development

Our powerful seminars series focuses on today’s issues and the skills needed to reach Maximum Professional Business Growth and your Financial Success.

When you look around Metro Detroit for resources on business development, you’ll come up with nearly nothing. Business development, both in the context of startups and small organizations is exploding, yet it’s something that is rarely covered in an all-inclusive manner. The resources to learn and grow your business in Michigan simply don’t exist.

Michigan Small Business Development topics include: Identifying attractive niches for your business to focus on that will allow you to grow much faster than trying to be everything to everyone. Acquiring large numbers of new customers without spending thousands on B2C marketing – but you have to hustle and put in the legwork for these customers. Discovering great business opportunities in everyday life. Best Low Cost Marketing Techniques to Generate Leads and Introduction to Content Marketing. Includes an opportunity for Q&A.

Michigan Small Business Development is offered weekly. Pre-registration and payment are required. Call Global Empowerment Strategies at 248-952-8483 for more information.

Michigan Small Business Development participants: This is the introductory seminar to help participants grow their small business using trendy strategies, launch a new business and develop new small business ideas.

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Drive real results (AND PROFITS) for your business. Everyone love A giveaway? Where people enter their information for the chance to win. Usually by random drawing. Or a promotion? Where there are prizes for everyone who signs up. You can your contest as big or small just make it worth your efforts. Determine a goal. What are your immediate and post-contest business goals? Know your audience. Who is your ideal contest entry? What are they going to be interested in receiving? Do write a press release. Do coordinate with other businesses. Do advertise the contest.

Here are few contest ideas:

  • Win a “Scholarship:” Recently an orthodontist sponsored a contest for local junior high students to win a scholarship for braces. The students had to be nominated by a teacher or a counselor and had to have economic need. The contest not only generated the doctor free publicity but enormous goodwill in the community, which turned into many new patients!
  • Cooking Contest: This could be run in conjunction with a special month such as “National Hamburger Month, or to specifically feature your brand or product. Ask contestants to create a new recipe to add to your menu. Our sponsor a cooking competition.
  • Photo Contest: Share a photo of yourself at our location. If you have a store, ask your visitors to take a photo of themselves while visiting. Then, ask them to tag themselves (they just have to appear on it!). This can be a very efficient way to spread the word about your location for free!
  • Meme contest: Meme’s are always a hit in social media and they easily go viral. Ask your followers to submit their own memes for your business.

Awards ceremonies, also known as awards shows, can help businesses drive brand recognition and donations or revenue from a variety of sources. increasing ticket sales or donations is often a key part of this type of marketing strategy. Offer a wide range of creative awards categories for, example, Best Bar In Detroit, Best Salon Stylist, Best Car Dealership in Michigan. Add a People’s Choice award. Winners of this award can bask in the recognition of their peers and colleagues for their exceptional products or services. Honor a single individual. This will help with ticket sales and encourage more people to participate in the event. Make it luxurious. No matter what size awards gala you plan to host, you can always make the experience extra special by infusing glamorous elements into the occasion. From venues to food to decor, there are lots of opportunities to add a little extra sparkle on an evening to remember.

Cross promotions can save businesses time and money and increase advertising exposure since more than one business can team up to launch a dynamic campaign. You don't have to be a large chain to offer cross promotions. Small Metro Detroit Businesses, Pop-up Businesses, Home-Based Business can benefit from teaming with complementary companies, too. A men’s clothing store might collaborate with an eyewear store, or a caterer might work together with a banquet event hall to launch a campaign.

Share space. Starbucks Coffee leases space in some Target stores. Consider sharing a facility -- and customers -- with another business.

Cross-promote your brands on social media. If both you and your partner have an established social media presence, the opportunity is calling. By cross-promoting each other’s brands to respective followers, you can double your visibility and win new customers. Remember, cross-promotion doesn’t mean simply cross-posting one message from your social profile to all of your partner’s social media channels simultaneously. Be creative, please don’t share the same information on all pages, create multiple images and content.

Claim a Hashtag. Hashtags are the billboards of the Internet. Since hashtags are now available on every major social platform, you can create a hashtag for your business and use it everywhere you post. A hashtag is a searchable and interactive extension of your brand, and has the potential to spread virally. Customers and fans love to be loved. The way you show that love is by retweeting, favoriting tweets, liking the comments, and sharing their status. Don’t simply expect that your social media presence is going to work for you. You have to work for it, by talking to your fans. Use your hashtag to connect with fans host polls, chats, talks, contests, coupons, discounts everything.

The average small business owner does not know the importance of insurance, you know every dollar counts especially when something happens. Small Business Owners, Home-Based Business Owners can all benefit from having protection insurance, loss of income insurance and health insurance. You do everything you can to cut costs, but small business insurance is not something you should go without. Accidents happen, and you have to defend yourself if you’re sued, even if it isn’t your fault, a home business owner with a house fire can lose everything including incoming business income if not protected with business insurance; your personal homeowner's insurance does not protect your business.

Determine what types of insurance your business needs (general liability, professional liability, workers comp, loss of income protection, health insurance, accident insurance, etc.

Let us connect you with low-cost insurance options in Michigan that will not break your small business budget.

Social media changes so fast it is hard to keep up! Learn the latest trends, tips, and tricks. In this seminar you’ll learn the best practices you can use right away for new entrepreneurs and existing business owners. Learn to attract and satisfy customers through digital strategies, social media marketing. Learn how to position your service or product so that it is truly outstanding. Develop worthwhile products and services your current clients will talk about in Metro Detroit; discover what business buzz is.

Identify the power of a business card to generate new clients and get current clients talking. The most obvious benefit of networking is to meet potential clients and/or generate referrals which you can then follow up on to hopefully add to your client base. A lot of local business is still done on a handshake basis, and the best way to network with other local business owners and entrepreneurs is through business groups. Don’t sleep on business associations, chamber of commerce and networking groups.

Savvy Business Marketing topics include learning how to audit your website, measure site performance, improve your SEO, and plan your website redesign and use low cost marketing techniques.

What social media sites give you the most marketing traction and how to use them:

  • The new ROI: How to measure Return on Involvement. Time is money smart tools to plan/schedule social media marketing. How much income does your involvement generate for your business?
  • Create appropriate and relevant content.
  • Easily refine new and existing strategies.
  • Fill-in a simple one-page plan that will get you started.
  • Learn a simple equation to help you draft multiple digital strategies across all your digital channels.
  • How to use visual marketing (pictures and videos) to build your online digital brand.
  • Use Text messaging: Keep your products on the top of people’s minds with SMS and MMS, text and multimedia messaging.
  • Social listening: Why it’s important and how to use it to create needs-based content.
  • Learn ways to identify and achieve your top goals: Brand awareness, lead generation, sales, customer retention, upselling/cross-selling.
  • And much more!

Now you know you want to start a business, but you're not sure what kind of business to start? Coming up with a business idea that will solve a problem or offer a solution to customers is not easy. We've made your decision easier by spotlighting today's hottest business ideas. We are always researching new business ideas and providing easy start-up details to new entrepreneurs.

100’s of great business ideas can be launch in your community.

Sell Kids Products Online. Easy to startup. Low initial cost. Premium kids products are growing in popularity.

Create An App. Strike it rich by coming up with an awesome app. Huge potential. It requires little investment.

Clothing Alterations. If you have some sewing skills, you could offer your services to people who need repairs or alterations to their garments. The only businesses that offer alteration services are formal stores and dry cleaners. Many craft/fabric stores offer sewing classes from beginners to advanced you can launch a profitable business.

Translation Service. Businesses, individuals and even government entities often hire translators to communicate with people in various other languages. If you are fluent in any other languages, you may be able to offer your services to different clients. The Michigan State Court Administrative Office certifies foreign language interpreters. Stacy Westra, Language Access Coordinator, E-mail: languageaccess@courts.mi.gov Call: (517) 373-9526.

Shipping/Freight Forwarding Service and Wholesale Items Reseller. Arranging for shipping, especially overseas, is complex and the rates can vary widely, even for nearby truck shipments. A shipping or freight forwarding service can find the best shipper for you, arrange the paperwork and a lot more. This can be a great business, with long term customers and steady work, but it can take a while to build up a large clientele. Many products are sold in bulk from overseas at wholesale cost – you can buy many products such as desk chairs, tables and furniture for a low cost and then resale them in the United States. This business can be a giant profit if you do the research. Alibaba is the world's largest global trade marketplace and the leading provider of online marketing services for importers and exporters. More than 360 million products, including Consumer Electronics, Machinery, Apparel, Home & Garden, Automobiles & Motorcycles, Beauty & Personal Care, Health & Medical, Construction & Real Estate and more. Click Here To Get Started.

If you’re looking for straightforward, cut-to-the-quick, show me how to evaluate franchises so that I can buy one that’s right for me information . . . this is the workshop you need. This is the perfect workshop for people who are just getting started with their research, as well as those who are close to making a decision to buy a franchise. Everyone can not afford a million-dollar franchise and most people don’t have $400,000 in liquid capital or at least three business partners with a total of 125 years experience in the field, but if you may have a few dollars to invest in a better future.

Don't worry, this workshop isn't intended to sell you a franchise, it's intended to educate you about opportunities that are available. Each franchise on our list has the following characteristics: An attainable upfront investment, The backing of a strong reputation, and High-growth potential.

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Running a Small Business? Thinking about starting one?

Are you a small business owner? Have you ever wondered what the next step is for your business or how prepared you are to take your business to the next level? Fortunately, these days you dont have to invest a lot of money to get your company off the ground. Our entrepreneurial seminars are greater than ever. The best ways to learn about starting a business is to attend our events and learn from experienced entrepreneurs who are actively and successfully doing what you want to do.

Detroit Business Start-up Seminar

If you're thinking about the possibility of owning your own business or have recently opened a new business, this workshop is for you! Topics include basic startup fundamentals, business action plan writing, marketing and the key to starting a business. Includes an opportunity for Q&A.

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Michigan Increase Your Income Seminar

Why wait for a pay raise or lottery winnings! Everyone can use a few extra hundred dollars monthly this seminar will provide you with strategies you can use today to boost your income. Topics include ways to make money from home and building monthly residual income. Includes an opportunity for Q&A.

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Several Upcoming Michigan Seminars

Upcoming seminar will focus on: how to create a business idea that fits you, low cost businesses with growth potential, social media marketing, Goggle My Business Techniques, income saving, real estate investment, developing streams of income and five easy-to-use steps to starting a business.

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Venue

Global Empowerment Strategies. Metro Detroit.

As an entrepreneur or small business owner, there’s always something more to learn. Whether it’s How to Build an Online Brand. How to Get on The First Page of Google. Social Media Tools You Can Use to Market and Promote Your Business. How to Start a Home-Based Business. Our business experts are trained to support you in making your business idea happen. We are the best Michigan resource for online business, merchandising business, manufacturing business, services business, franchise business and residual income businesses.

Detroit Airport

Merge onto I-94 E toward Detroit. Merge onto MI-39 N via EXIT 204. Merge onto MI-10 N via EXIT 16 on the left toward Lansing/I-696 W.Take EXIT 15 toward Evergreen Rd/10 Mile Rd. Merge onto Northwestern Hwy. Turn slight left onto W 10 Mile Rd. Turn sharp left onto Northwestern Hwy.

Flint Airport

Merge onto US-23 S toward Detroit/Ann Arbor.Merge onto I-96 E via EXIT 60A on the left toward Detroit.Take the I-696 exit, EXIT 163, on the left toward MI-5 E/Port Huron/Gd River Ave. Merge onto I-696 E.Merge onto MI-10 S via EXIT 8 toward Lodge Fwy/Telegraph Rd/US-24. Take EXIT 15 toward 10 Mile Rd/Evergreen Rd. Merge onto Northwestern Hwy.

Parking Notes

Parking is available in front and back of building. Office is open by appointment only.

Metro Detroit Area

24901 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, Michigan 48075., Suite 416
Office Telephone: (248) 952-8483

Just A Short Drive

24901 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, Michigan 48075., Suite 416
Office Telephone: (248) 952-8483

Email Address

Info@GPSDetroit.com

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GPSDetroit.com prepares new and potential business owners to start and operate a small business in Michigan.

Starting a new business may sound overwhelming at first, but when you have a "blueprint" to follow, you will see that not only is a business start-up possible, it's going to be exciting and fun.

Facebook Marketing For Business Professionals Workshop

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Facebook has over 1.3 billion members worldwide; Facebook remains the largest social network site. Are you using Facebook effectively to reach new customers for your business? Beyond the basics strategies, how are other Metro Detroit businesses using Facebook? Learn the basics, and explore how professionals are using the social network to build their brand.

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Website Branding For Business Professionals Workshop

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Successful business branding can not be accomplished with just a fancy logo or a catchy motto. The real secret behind strong business brands is a combination of creative elements and on-point messaging into a consistent identity. And if you want to become a business branding champion, it takes valuable content, a strong media presence, and regular interaction with your audience to convey that identity.

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Marketing For Business Professionals Workshop

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If you want to give your business a real marketing boost this year, start looking outside the box. This workshop will teach you forgotten and new marketing tactics that do not require a big marketing budget. The best business marketing strategy will combine offline marketing with various digital elements to make sure you are covering all the touchpoints for your business brand.

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Social Media Marketing Strategies For Business Professionals Workshop

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This workshop teaches you the hammer and nails of what it takes to create a smart and manageable social media strategy that will help you build better relationships with your clients, and generate new leads to help you grow your business. When it comes to creating a smart social media strategy, SIMPLY EASY is not a commonly spoken phrase amongst professionals. It isn't something you can outsource or automate; it is something that requires time, love, attention and a plan. Taking this workshop is the first step in your journey toward creating and maintaining a smart social media strategy for your business.

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Start A Part-time Mystery Shopping Business Workshop

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Do you want to get paid to shop or earn extra money? This seminar will teach you all you need to know to become a successful Mystery Shopper. The seminar will provide the following expertise knowledge: How to write an impressive report. How to avoid mystery shopping scams. How to get start shopping immediately. How to make mystery shopping a business or career part-time. Provide you with legitimate companies to contract with mystery shopping assignments. New tools and new ways to grow your business you may not have thought of. Includes an opportunity for Q&A.

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Employment Brokers. Find People Jobs. Make Money. Workshop

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Do you know people seeking employment? We know what employers in your region are looking for, and we know how to match candidates with great careers, as an Employment Broker you can take the next step in your future career with confidence after attending the Employment Broker Workshop. LEARN TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT BROKER. Master the art of modern, technology-based recruiting, and talent acquisition. Accelerate your recruitment career "Learn to earn" from making placements.

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