Start-Up Thursdays

 Start-Up Thursdays
Small Business Counseling|Need help launching a business?

Good News: Our Walk-In Process Has Gone Virtual

If you would like to start your own business, start with the following steps:

  1.  Make a counseling request on Thursday between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

  2.  Once we receive your request, you will be placed into a first-come, first-served queue, and a consultant will reach out to you, typically within one hour.

  3.  Your first session will be approximately 15 minutes to begin the assessment of your idea; so, we can determine the best counselor to help you.

  4.  After your first session, you will be emailed a Business Concept Template. Please complete it as best as possible and email it to: smallbusiness@oakgov.com

  5.  After we receive your template, you will be assigned to a lead counselor who will contact you within three business days for follow-up.

  6.  Register for the free Starting a Business workshop below.

If you have any questions regarding the business consulting process, contact us at smallbusiness@oakgov.com or (248) 858-0783.
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All organizations (e.g., Chambers of Commerce, Downtown Development Authorities, Rotary Clubs) wanting to support entrepreneurs may order Start-Up program materials at no cost by contacting smallbusiness@oakgov.com.