Showing posts from October, 2012

Job fair offers speed interviews

Oct. 31
SOUTHFIELD—Speed-Interview Job Fair sponsored by, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the Westin Hotel-Southfield allows both the interviewee and hiring company to assess the potential match of candidate to corporation. More than 40 companies are ready to interview and hire candidates; it is mandatory candidates dress for success. Participating employers will hire in the following industries: Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, Finance, Customer Service, Management, Retail, Information Technology, Machining, Restaurant, Medical and many other great industries. The event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Westin Hotel, 1500 Town Center, Southfield. Businesses interested in registering for career expo should contact Lucy Wade at or 734-956-4550. For more information, visit

Nov. 1
WATERFORD TWP.—Demystifying the Cloud is 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Waterford Township Library, 5168 Civic Center Dr, …

Oakland County to offer November business workshops

Business owners and entrepreneurs who need assistance are invited to attend the following seminars offered by the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center. To register, visit or call 248-858-0783.

Business Research: Feasibility to Expansion is 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at Novi Public Library, 45255 10 Mile Rd  Novi. This workshop is for those thinking of starting a business and want to research an idea and for business owners who wants to benchmark profit margins against similar size businesses and identify market trends. It is presented by Oakland County Market Research and an Oakland County Public Library business reference librarian. This workshop is free, but registration is required.
QuickBooks Essentialsis an introduction to small business financial management with an overview of accurate recordkeeping, report interpretation and utilization, and management of the variety of QuickBooks tools.It is presented in two sessions on We…

Cloud conference to offer virtual enlightenment

WATERFORD TWP.—Demystifying the Cloud is 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Waterford Township Library, 5168 Civic Center Dr, Waterford. The conference is to be presented by Dan Izydorek, PC Miracles, Inc. Registration is $10 chamber early bird rate and $25 per person for non-members and at the door. Register online at or call 248-666-8600.

Business women's events happening this week

Women’s network hosts Get Your Body and Business in Shape Expo
SOUTHFIELD—The Michigan Professional Women’s Network will present its 21st annual Get Your Body and Business in Shape Expo,10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Garden Atrium in the 2000 Town Center Building in Southfield. The free event is scheduled to feature more than 100 exhibitors on the ground floor plus a special area for women’s needs on the balcony. Special events include free health screenings, tips on personal health, fitness and weight management, as well as business health support in the areas of marketing, finance, and networking. Expo goers will enjoy Caribbean music by the Gratitude Steel Drum Band, and food and beverages available for purchase. For more information, call 248-559-3359, or visit

Autumn Brunch with auction planned
NOVI—The members of the Novi Oaks Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) will hold their 8th Annual “Autumn Brunch With Au…

How to Work Smarter seminars offered

BIRMINGHAM—The Community House is hosting a business symposium, “How to Work Smarter,” 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at The Community House, 380 S. Bates St., Birmingham. Stephen Polk, president and CEO of R.L. Polk & Co. is the keynote speaker. The conference includes three seminars with expert panelists: Smart Sales and Marketing; Everything Wireless/Internet and Planning for Now and the Future. The cost is $50 and includes breakfast and lunch. The event raises money to fund programs for at risk youth and children in need. Register at

Workshop addresses brand image

SOUTHFIELD—People increasingly make decisions — whether to do business with people or purchase products — based on information on the internet. Join the Association for Women in Communications Detroit Chapter at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), to explore this topic with an expert: Adrienne Lenhoff, president and CEO of Novi-based Shazaaam! PR and Marketing, Buzzphoria Social Media, and Promo Marketing Team. The evening will begin with networking and light refreshments, followed by the program. The cost is $25 for AWC members and $35 for nonmembers. AIAG is located at 26200 Lahser Road, Suite 200, in Southfield. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit or call 866-385-1784.

Farbman hosts speed networking event

In a spin-off of speed dating, Farbman Group will host a business-to-business networking event, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the Riverside Center in Southfield. During the event attendees can network with other business people, rotating through a new introduction approximately every five minutes. The sessions will allow participants to meet potential new customers, clients and vendors. For registration and further information, call Judy Smith at 248-351-4381, or email at To register online, visit The Riverside Center is located at 25925 Telegraph Road in Southfield.

Wireless Giant Goes Live with Multiple B2B Sites

Wireless Giant, a provider of innovative solutions for retailers offering mobile phone products, accessories and services, has gone live with multiple e-commerce ordering sites from Azox. The Michigan based company has opened four stores selling Verizon, Sprint, Boost and Virgin Mobile products.

This website makes it easier to manage inventory and pricing between the web store and Microsoft Dynamics GP. They will soon deploy a consumer facing site as well.

Have you ever been bullied at work?

Anybody who has ever been made fun of, maliciously, understands the feeling of being the target of bullying. The old saying, “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger,” is only partially true. Sometimes, if it doesn’t kill you, it just makes you meaner. I believe bullying can be contagious and it is something we all need to guard against. People should try to be civil to one another, especially when they spend time together, day in and day out. What made high school so miserable for so many was the bullies with the attitude that, “you are not worthy.” We’re adults now and don’t have to put up with it. Then again, why should students have to endure it either? My thoughts were inspired by the following submission:
How to Detect and Protect Against Workplace Bullying
By: Rakesh Malhotra, founder of Five Global Values ( Malhotra is a world-traveled, business leader who specializes in organization behavior. 

Stories of workplace bullying are commonplace throughout the…

Troy Chamber hosts Dubai trip informational meeting

The Troy Chamber of Commerce has negotiated with its travel company for travel to Dubai in March 2013. Group members will now fly out of Detroit Metropolitan Airport rather than the original Chicago departure location. In light of this new development, the Chamber has extended its early bird pricing until Oct. 19.
For as low as $2195 per person, participants will enjoy deluxe accommodations, airfare, meals, a variety of attractions and more. The trip includes memorable sites, both ancient and modern. Travelers will even have an opportunity to ride a camel, dress in traditional Bedouin robes and sand surf.
A free Dubai informational sessions is at noon Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Troy Chamber office, 4555 Investment Drive, Troy, (off Crooks Road, between Wattles and Long Lake Road). Answers to questions about tipping or taxis, luggage or lunches, safety, customs or restrooms will be addressed.
This event is being promoted in partnership with the Arab American and Chaldean Counc…

Oakland County Business Center hosts Facebook training

Oct. 10
WATERFORD - Facebook for Business workshop series is Oct. 10, 17 and 24 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township. Facebook for Business, Introduction to Social Media Marketing and using Facebook for Business is 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. Facebook for Business (Intermediate) is 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. Facebook for Business Create and Launch your Facebook Campaign is 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. The fee is $40 each per class.  For registration and information, visit or call 248-858-0783.

Oct. 11
Fundamentals of Starting a Business is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township. The fee is $30 person. For registration and information, visit or call 248-858-0783.

Oct. 18
Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan is 6 to 9 p.m. Thu…

How to Authorize a Batch in Microsoft Dynamics GP

Last week we discussed how to authorize a credit card in Microsoft Dynamics GP. In this post we are going to cover how to create authorizations for a group of sales documents in a particular batch. This is useful for merchants who have a large volume of credit card transactions and want to process an entire day of authorized sales at once.

1. Open the Credit Card Batch Processing Window [Go to Transaction-Sales-CC Batch Processing].

2. Choose the Transaction Type as Authorization.
3. Select the batch you want to process and click [Redisplay].
4. The system will pull prior approved Authorizations in that batch for further processing. Select the documents you want to process or click [Check All].
5. Click [Process].
6. The system will return a PNRef and Status back instantly. Each PNRef you see represents a specific credit card transaction.

You also see these credit card transactions through the CC Transaction Inquiry Window [Inquiry-Sales-CC Trx Inquiry].