Oakland County Business Development Resources
For many, the difference between surviving and thriving is just a visit away. Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center has experienced, skilled and successful business counselors. As an Oakland County business owner, you can access powerful business tools, data analysis and business services that can lead to long-term business success.
Whether you're starting your business, experiencing growing pains or ready to take your business to the next level Oakland County is ready for you. Hands-on business and technical services are delivered by an experienced staff and network of public and private sector partners. Business consultants work with a wide range of businesses from small for-profit businesses to advanced technology companies.
What are your challenges? Contact Oakland County today and learn how to improve your business.
- 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Bldg 41 West
Waterford, Michigan 48328
WalkIn StartUp small business counseling is available every Thursday and provides right-now direction for people interested in launching a business but don't know where to begin. These are confidential, one-on-one sessions with business counselors – with no appointment necessary. Get direct answers, next steps and professional business guidance. Fifteen-minute, walk-in sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Visit the WalkIn StartUp website for times and locations.
Oakland Business Connect is a database that connects Oakland County's over 40, 000 businesses with one another to create business opportunities and promote economic growth. If you are ready to grow your business, Oakland Business Connect can help.
Visit the Oakland Business Connect website today to register your business.
Oakland County Business Services
Walk-in Start Up Thursday Business Counseling
Oakland Business Connect and MEDC
Employers — Get the money and resources you need to find and train talent.
Meet with Oakland County Michigan Works! representatives and get the information and contacts you need to apply for the Skilled Trades Training Fund.
- State of Michigan Initiative — close to $15 million available for 2018
- Assists companies with a demonstrated talent need
- Private or non-profit businesses eligible
- Partners design real-time training models that adapt to changing employer needs
- Short-term training (three months or less) and leads to a credentialed, industry-recognized skill
- Employers actively participate in development of training and commit to retaining trainees
See available dates and times for training.