Take your Oakland County Small Business to the Next Level

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Did you set new business goals as you rang in 2022? Oakland County Economic Development is here to help you achieve those objectives and see your business thrive.

Fill out this form to be connected with the Economic Development team. This allows you to provide information about your business, then be connected to one of the Oakland County Economic Development Staff who will make sure you have the resources and tools needed to move forward.

Training and Workshops

Oakland County offers high-value, low and no-cost training and workshops to help your business succeed. Find a full list of upcoming workshops and webinars here. Pre-recorded legal and financial webinars for small businesses can be found here.

From finance and accounting to business plans and everything in between, Oakland County Economic Development has how-tos and guides for all of the following and more:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Traditional Business
  • Sample Business Plans
  • Cash Flow Templates
  • Advanced Technology Companies
  • Marketing Plan

Main Street Oakland County

If your business is located in a Main Street Oakland County community, you can take advantage of a collaboration between Main Street America and GoDaddy, who are teaming up to provide digital empowerment to business owners around the United States.

The no-cost digital commerce courses include training on: 

  • Creating your digital brand 
  • Designing a great website 
  • Creating content 
  • Search engine optimization (SEO) 
  • Email marketing 
  • Creating an e-commerce presence 
  • Mastering social media 
  • Building sales and customer service experiences 

Oakland County Workforce Development

Oakland County’s Workforce Development Division serves as the Oakland County Michigan Works! Agency and collaborates with more than 3,000 employers annually to help them attract talent across the job spectrum. Get free help hiring talent for your business by calling 248-858-5520.

Teams from the Oakland County Michigan Works! offices submitted 165 applications for the Going PRO Talent Fund in 2021, resulting in Oakland County employers being awarded $3.4 million in grants from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to share.

“The Going PRO Talent fund program has such great potential to help more than 2,700 workers in Oakland County gain valuable skills that will lead to good-paying jobs and satisfying careers. At the same time, the training funds will help local employers address the worker shortage problems they’re experiencing and allow them to recover more quickly from the COVID pandemic.”

-Oakland County Executive David Coulter

Since its launch in 2014 through last year, the Going PRO Talent Fund has provided 3,212 awards to Michigan employers with less than 100 employees, representing 61 percent of all awards given. 


To find opportunities where you may currently see obstacles, connect with Oakland County Economic Development on  Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube as well as Oakland County Michigan Works! on Facebook and Twitter.

Follow along with Oakland County on FacebookInstagramLinkedInPinterest, Twitter, and YouTube using #OaklandCounty, or visit our website for news and events year-round.

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