Small Business Resources

SMALL BUSINESSES
We Are Your Partners

PROMOTE

During November and December, partner with us to promote Small Business Saturday on November 27 and “Shop Small and Local” throughout the holidays.  Highlight the special activities going on in your community to bring customers coming back to your business.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY & HOLIDAY SOCIAL MEDIA TOOL KIT

You can use these social media graphics and draft posts to promote Small Business Saturday, holiday shopping, and your small business.  Customize posts to meet your business needs.

Social Media Tip Sheet 

Please use these handles and hashtags to tie into Oakland County’s Social Media Campaign:

@AdvantageOak
#OaklandCounty
#ShopLocalOaklandTogether

If you would like to have Oakland County engage with your small business on social media, please email the following to Paula Harrington, Oakland County, at harringtonp@oakgov.com, to be considered for promotion on the Oakland County social media accounts.  

  1. High-resolution photo of your business (e.g., It can be the storefront with clear signage of your business name, an interesting product display, an overall shot of your sales floor with customers). 

  2. Your name, business name and address, email, and phone number. 

  3. Suggested social media post content (e.g., include any handles, hashtags, and special incentives/sales/activities you have going on during Small Business Saturday and/or the holiday)

 PROMOTION MATERIALS

​You can print and use any of these materials produced by Oakland County:

Small Business Saturday Poster
Small Business Saturday Poster
Poster Size:  11” x 17”

 SHOPPER CARDS

For pre-printed Shopper Cards to display at your business, contact Erick Phillips, Oakland County, at phillipse@oakgov.com

You can add a custom message for your business on the back of the Shopper Card.

 AMERICAN EXPRESS SMALL BUSINESS MAP

​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

SHOP SMALL WEB LISTING BY COMMUNITY

 If you would like to be listed on the OakGov.com/ShopSmall website under your community name,

please email the following to Paula Harrington, Oakland County, at harringtonp@oakgov.com

 
  • Your name, email, and phone number
  • Business name
  • Business address
  • Business website and/or social media handles, hashtags
  • List any special activities/incentives you are offering during Small Business Saturday or during the holiday

 Local Business Connect

​Looking for support for your small business? With Local Business Connect, Oakland County is transforming the way we provide support and resources to local business owners. We are partnering with Michigan’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and other organizations to bring programming and valuable contacts to a community near you.