Business Counseling

Our Ongoing Coronavirus Response

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus health emergency, we are suspending our walk-in process until further notice. In order to continue to assist you in the process of starting your own business during this time, please take the following steps: 

  1. Make a counseling request
  2. Once we receive your request, you will be emailed a copy of our Business Concept Template. Please fill this out as best as possible and return it to
  3. After we receive your template, a counselor will contact you regarding next steps. This could be 3-5 business days due to the issues stated above.  
  4. For any other questions, you can reach us at or (248) 858-0783. (You may need to leave a message, and someone will return your call).

Thank you for your understanding during this time. Please make sure that you are taking all precautions necessary to protect yourself from infection.  

If you have any questions regarding the business consulting process, contact us at or (248) 858-0783. 

For questions regarding COVID-19, you can find helpful tools and information at: Oakland County COVID-19 Response

Please view our COVID-19 Response: Business Relief & Resources page for more information

Whether you are starting your business, having growing pains, looking for talent, having cash flow problems, needing marketing guidance or are taking your business to the next level, we are ready to help. We work with start-ups to multi-million dollar companies at any stage, in any industry, in any market.

​Business Stages


You have an idea. You’re trying to determine if the concept could become a viable business. Here are some resources during this stage.


 You are either almost ready to launch your business or you have just opened the doors. You are focused on navigating through the turbulent start-up phase.  Here are some resources during this stage.

Pre Growth & Growth

Your direction shifts towards ensuring the business is rock solid and ready for growth or your business is experiencing rapid growth. It is critical to establish your niche in the market – focusing your attention on the competition, your target market and the industry as a whole. Here are some services we provide during this stage.​

  • Strategic Planning 
  • Marketing Process 
  • Mapping Location Analysis 
  • Financial Analysis 
  • Business Performance Assessment 
  • Developing Loan Packages and Banking Relationships

Next Steps

  • Complete our onlin​e request for assistance and one of our staff will contact you within 3 business days​

 Review our business counseling/coaching guidelines