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Are you a home-based business owner in Oakland County
Join us to Learn About Support for Oakland County Home-Based Businesses
Choose the date/location best for you (cost: free, registration required):

October 5 

5:30 - 7:00 PM

The Hawk – Farmington Hills Community Center
29995 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills

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 Business Forward

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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Join the Network

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. 

We offer high-value, low and no-cost training and workshops to help your business succeed.

​Hispanic Heritage Month: Grant Funding for Latino and Hispanic Small Businesses

Latino and Hispanic entrepreneurs are starting small businesses at a faster rate than other groups, accounting for 44% of growth rate in the past decade. However, disparities in access to capital remain, particularly how Latino-owned businesses have been able to raise capital during the pandemic. This is why access to grant funding is critical to help them start, maintain, and grow their businesses. We have compiled a list of grant opportunities available to Latino and Hispanic businesses in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which spans from September 15 to October 15.

Learn More About the Grants