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Let the Novi economic development team be an extension of your company by assisting in the following services:

  • site selection
  • incentive coordination
  • workforce development
  • business planning
  • business connections
  • small business resources
  • relocation services
  • cultural connections
  • ... and much more.

Other Resources

Works.PNG Oakland County Michigan Works! is your one-stop shop for a variety of business resources. Check out their business resource network, get help with talent recruitment and more. For additional details, click here
Google-Small-Business-(1).jpg Take advantage of these free online resources and tools from Google to help promote your small business. The toolkits are easy to use and will help you grow your business.
For details, click here.
Tollgate Farm Goats Liven up your standard staff or business meeting by bringing in some goats from MSU Tollgate Farm. The session will be a 30-minute visit with a farm team member and their goats. Learn more and sign up by clicking here.
   
Oakland Together Small Business Recovery Grand Oakland County is dedicating $28 to $30 million to help small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For a list of grants and details, click here.
 
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Oakland-is-Open Oakland County has several grant opportunities to assist businesses and provide relief. For a list and details, click here.
Business-Sign-and-Outdoor-Space-Use Retail establishments, restaurants and bars may request a free permit to add or expand outdoor seating and shopping areas. An application MUST be submitted & approved prior to implementation.
For details, click here.
Sign-Extensions Flyer Novi City Council has approved a resolution relaxing the sign ordinance through the end of the year. There is no cost to submit an application. To read the resolution, click here.
Latest on Federal Assistance Programs Federal aid has been replenished for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). For the latest on Federal Assistance Programs click here.
Detroit Regional Chamber Check out this great talk about employment best practices for restarting and continuing business amid the COVID-19 crisis. You can read more about what to include in your playbook and listen to the session here.
Business Resource Check out this quick video update from Novi Library Director, Julie Farkas. For information about limited services, visit novilibrary.org.
Business Resource Advantage Oakland.com, Oakland County's economic development and community affairs, has created a resource page to provide regular updates for businesses, entrepreneurs and our economic development partners during the COVID-19 health emergency.
Business Resource The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity has some great information regarding unemployment benefits and unemployment information for employers. Check out some of the frequently asked questions here.
Business Resource The Detroit Regional Chamber is hosting a COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall Series, with regular guest speakers, to help businesses prepare for the impact of the virus. You can find upcoming sessions and listen to previous sessions here.
As a small gesture to help, the City of Novi is offering ALL businesses the opportunity to place additional signage outside their business for free. The City is not providing signage for you. You can find the application here
Business Resource Instagram is so much more than just a brand building platform. To see how you can use the social media platform to generate leads and drive sales Check out this article here.
Business Resources Take advantage of these free tips on how to get a grant, see how you can apply for an Amber Grant and discuss encouraging stories of woman entrepreneurs here.
Business Resources Did you know that sponsorship marketing is one of the easiest, most affordable ways for a small business to gain exposure? See how you can boost your business through sponsorship here.
SMART When it comes to building a business road map, it's hard to achieve your goals without a good marketing plan. Check out some tips on where to start, what makes a good goal, and how you will measure your success here.
Small Business Development Center logo Take advantage of the free resources offered by the Michigan Small Business Development Center. All of their webinars are located online so you can watch them where you want when you want, right here.
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Pic-SmallBusiness1.jpg Paying attention to the latest small business trends puts you ahead of the competition and with 30 million small businesses in the U.S., competition is fierce. Read about the news and trends to give your business an edge here.
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Every small business owner needs goals to keep moving forward, get them motivated to do more, and maintain success. Check out these great resources to help you achieve your goals here.
 
Pic-KeyChallenges.jpg Check out these seven trends that are bound to impact small businesses in 2020. And see these seven tools to help you to meet the challenge that each trend poses. Read more here.
Small Business Development Center logo Take a peek at this helpful checklist from the Small Business Development Center that has some good tips to help you set goals and start the new year with a clean slate. Read more here.
   
Modern office Don't be fooled by the misconception that because a business is small, it is not a target for cyber attacks. They are actually appealing because often there is minimum security. Learn how to best protect your business here.
Social Media Having a presence on social media is of the utmost importance. And while it's hard to predict what the next "it" thing is, the top 10 tips for brands and their social managers alike can be found here.
   
Pic-Waiting Period for Job The waiting period after a job interview is extremely stressful. However, once it's over there are things you should and shouldn't do. Five of those things you shouldn't do can be found here.
   
Pic - Real Estate Real estate is complicated and commercial property transactions can be even more complex. Check out some of the commonly asked questions and know who to contact for answers here.
   

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It's never too early to start thinking about retirement, not just for yourself but for your business, too. Doing so in advance will help not only your own financial situation but for the team you manage. Check out the three moves that should be front and center here.
 
Value of a Good Book The value of a good book cannot be understated. Check out what books five successful business leaders said changed their lives and gave them the tools they needed to get ahead. Read about the books here.
   
Novi Public Library The Novi Public Library is a great resource for our business community. Business owners can get their own card, attend programs, use their databases and more. Check out all nine ways the Library supports your business' needs here.
   
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Showcase your business to our 60,000 residents by advertising in the Engage magazine. We are currently working on our second issue and have advertising opportunities available. Showcase your business to our 60,000 residents by advertising in the Engage magazine. Call 313.271.5600 or email  
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Ascension Michigan at Work Through expert care and prudent use of medical resources, Ascension Michigan at Work offers a full-service health and wellness program that succeeds in reducing work-related medical costs and lost work time. Learn more here.
10 Great Tech Tools Check out these 10 great tech tools to help you and your business manage multiple tasks without having to hire employees. Learn more about these tools here.
OnePlacetoApply Be sure to check out the variety of federal grants offered to help business owners. Check out the grants available to different businesses of all sizes. Learn more here.
Genz The first wave of Generation Z will be graduating from college this year and entering the workforce. This article sheds some insight on the group and what companies should do to support their work styles. Learn more here.
FashionChanges No matter your age or title, what you wear can set the tone for your career. Be sure to check out the tips in this article to help you navigate fashion changes and present yourself in today's workplace. Learn more here.

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Save your business money and time with managed print services. This program offered by print providers manages all aspects of your business printing devices. Check out these eight ways a managed print service could benefit your company here.
   
Confidence to make networking Have anxiety when heading to a networking event? Here are some great tips that will cut down on the awkwardness and give you some confidence to make networking work for you. Learn more here.
U.S. Department of Commerce's Check out this new tool for understanding export regulations from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security. The Small Business Webpage is full of numerous, useful online resources that can help small businesses grow. Learn more here.
Success Requires Planning Success in today's business climate requires flexibility, planning and organization. There's no single method for success, but there are some things entrepreneurs should do to give themselves an advantage. Learn more here.
Tariffs Check out these steps to help your company respond to tariffs and trade uncertainty. Companies are reviewing operations, rethinking supply chains and weighing their options. These steps can help you cope. Learn more here.
Novi Public Library Get a Novi Public Library card! Stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up for a free card or renew your current one. The smartest card in your wallet can open up a world of possibilities for your business! Learn more here.

 

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