January 2015 Business Workshops

It’s that time of year when everyone is making New Year’s Resolutions. While many are health and wellness related, if you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur, then we’re sure you’ve set some lofty business goals!  Jump-start 2015 by participating in a FREE Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center January workshop to get your New Year’s Resolutions off the ground.
2015 Business Goals

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Growing Your Business in Oakland County

Here in Oakland County, we pride ourselves in harvesting an environment that encourages entrepreneurship and business growth. We are continuously ranked among the top counties in the nation for overall new businesses and job creation. That’s why we have the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center – your go-to resource for starting and growing your small business!

Perhaps your business is growing in popularity – is your internal support growing with it? Are you seeing growth in website traffic, but no increase with foot traffic? Let our staff help!

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2014 Oakland County Economic Outlook Luncheon

On May 1st, over 600 people gathered at the Detroit Marriott – Troy for the 29th annual Oakland County Economic Outlook Luncheon, where University of Michigan economists Dr. George Fulton and Don Grimes presented their forecast for Oakland County’s economy.

In their report, it’s been determined that Oakland County is in its fifth year of recovering from the 2008-2009 recession. Even more, it is projected that Oakland County will reach “full employment” (an unemployment rate of 5%) in 2016 – below the projected national average.


Pre-lunch press conference, reviewing the Economic Outlook for Oakland County.

“We are galloping towards our goal of full employment in Oakland County,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said.

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Small Business Investing Triples in Oakland County

In a recent press release from the Oakland County Executive’s Office, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said small businesses are growing and thriving in Oakland County, Michigan.

Citing the press release, in 2013, existing small businesses and start-ups obtained triple the amount of loans and capital formation dollars from 2012 with the help of the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center.

The Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center offers more than assistance in helping businesses secure loans and other forms of funding– watch this video and discover how we can help you and your business!