Business Counseling


Dear Dear One Stop Shop Client,

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus health emergency, we are suspending our walk-in process until April 13, 2020 (subject to change). 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 smallbusiness@oakgov.com
  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 smallbusiness@oakgov.com 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.  

  • Washing your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds, and help young children do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcoholbased hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or cough/sneeze in your upper sleeve. Immediately throw away used tissues in the trash, then wash hands. 
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Staying home when sick except to get medical care.
  • Avoiding close contact, sharing cups, or sharing eating utensils.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs.
  • Practicing good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food. 

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

For questions regarding corona virus issues, you can find helpful tools and information from the Oakland County Health Department

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, the One Stop Shop Business Center is ready to help. We work with start-ups to multi-million dollar companies at any stage, in any industry, in any market.

Services Offered

Financial Management Services, Staffing, Strategic Planning & Business Expansion

Business Operations, Marketing & Advertising, Training & Workshops

OSSBC Counseling

​​Business Stages

Pre-Launch

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

Launch

 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