Workshops & Classes

Small Business Leadership

What does it take to lead a successful small business in today's competitive market? Find answers as you explore topics that include: Examining how your company's mission, vision and core values can be utilized for effective daily operation; progressive interviewing and retention strategies to ensure the best fit for employees; and implementation of a strengths-based authentic leadership approach to create a positive company culture.

DATE: Thursday, September 12th, 2019 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Small Business Development Center at Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI
COST: $45 (Seniors $36)

DATE: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Small Business Development Center at Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI
COST: $45 (Seniors $36)

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Coffee 101: Beans, Brews, & Baristas

Learn the basics to a better cup o' joe. Through tasting and discussion, learn the factors that influence the flavor of a brew. Become coffee savvy!

DATES: Saturday, October 5th, 2019 from 9:00 AM - Noon
LOCATION: Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI
COST: $59 (Seniors $47.20)

Exploring the Sensory Side of Coffee

Participate in tastings and a coffee cupping exercise. Do an aroma challenge and spice identification. Learn coffee sensory concepts in a fun and engaging way!

DATES: November 1st, 2019 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI
COST: $59 (Seniors $47.20)

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Coffee & Dessert Pairing

Coffee has the ability to complement and enhance the taste of any dessert. You will learn some primary considerations to plan harmonious coffee and dessert pairings.  Review key sensory terminology and explore coffee from different growing regions. Get hands-on with a Chemex brewer for 4 flights of coffee + dessert. Yum!  Expect to actively participate and discuss results in small groups and as a whole.

DATES: Friday, December 6th, 2019 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI
COST: $75 (Seniors $60)

By courageously pursuing the work we aspire to in our hearts, we have the power to positively impact others and transform our communities.

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I am very grateful to you for opening this lovely coffee shop in Plymouth.  It is a wonderful gathering place for people.  Coffee just seems to bring people together, which is often just what communities need!

Lisa Berlanga, Plymouth First United Methodist Church (wholesale client)

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I am very grateful to you for opening this lovely coffee shop in Plymouth.  It is a wonderful gathering place for people.  Coffee just seems to bring people together, which is often just what communities need!

Lisa Berlanga, Plymouth First United Methodist Church (wholesale client)

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Our Gift to You

Escape Your Comfort Zone: A Caffeinated Guide for Small Business Owners. A free e-book for you!