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Business Forward is Oakland County’s new initiative to provide resources and services to small businesses in cooperation with community-based organizations and embed business consultants communities so companies can thrive and grow.

Business Forward Consultants will work with entrepreneurs in a variety of venues including one-on-one consultations, training and workshops in basic business development, market research, customer identification, etc. The goal is to ensure all businesses have access to the resources they need to succeed, with a special focus on including minority, woman, and veteran owned businesses. Through collaborations with partner organizations, this program provides FREE or low-cost services and provides targeted support, based on industry and business stage, which might cost thousands of dollars elsewhere.

Business Forward Consultants will work with experts in different fields to provide tailored strategies and services to help businesses succeed. Expert support services include:

  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Legal Support
  • Digital Marketing & Advertising
  • eCommerce
  • Government Contracting
  • Language Translation Services
  • Food Services
  • Market Analysis
  • And, more…

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You know that Oakland County is home to a wealth of programs and organizations that support community and economic development, however, these resources are not always well known.  As part of our mission to connect crucial resources together, we have partnered with SourceLink to identify and make Oakland County resources more visible. 

Please complete this online form to share with us what resources and services you provide to area entrepreneurs. For feedback, questions, or more information about this effort, please contact us at BusinessForward@oakgov.com or 248-858-0783. 


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