Small Business Resources

We Are Your Partners

Oakland County’s Local Gem Sweepstake has ended

  • We are no longer accepting entries. Submissions ended November 26, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Thank you for participating in the Sweepstake and Shopping Small in Oakland County!

​Thank you if you shopped small this year—or for the first time—in Oakland County!

Congratulations to the Winners!
Genisys Credit Union sponsored the Local Gem Sweepstake prize money.

A small business is defined for this program as an independently owned and operated, legal, brick and mortar business.  Each business you submit must be different.


If you accept the American Express Card at your small business, make sure you are on their business locator map:

The Shop Small Resource Hub

Also, you can order Shop Small Decals and other promotion items from American Express.

 Small Business Support

If you are looking for a variety of small business resources, training, and support available to you through Oakland County, please contact Business Forward at:  |  (248) 858-0783