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The U.S. Small Business Association has a variety of COVID-19 relief options available to business owners to aid with their recovery. Read more ...
Blindly outsourcing the financial responsibility of your company is not a wise move. Here are some reasons why knowing the financial health of your business is vital. Read more ...
The State of Michigan has some good information for businesses that want to ensure employees have the opportunity to be vaccinated. Read more ...
All Michigan residents 16 and up who were not previously eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine may now make appointments. Read more...
Take advantage of free COVID-19 protection for Oakland County restaurants with access to Clear To Go screening for employees and customers. Read more...
Make sure your establishment is up to date & compliant with City of Novi provisions as it relates to outdoor seating, tents, outdoor heaters, igloos, etc. Read more...
The U.S. Small Business Administration has compiled loan resources and is offering guidance to help businesses struggling as a result of the pandemic. Read more...
We have been made aware of a recall on one of the items included in our Oakland Together Restaurant Relief Weatherization Program; it is the Lithium-ion battery pack provided with the Victory brand Electrostatic Disinfectant Sprayer. If your business received this item, please carefully review the recall document, it will provide you with details related to the recall and next steps for determining if the battery pack supplied with your specific sprayer is one of the affected battery packs or if it is not an affected battery pack.
Business owners are responsible for clearing snow from all sidewalks, pathways and crosswalks that are adjacent to their property within 48 hours of a snow event that produces an accumulation of two or more inches. Please maintain all sidewalks and crosswalks free of slippery conditions at all times. If you have any questions, please call 248.735.5678.
Consistent improvements to enhance your small business are critical for success and sustainability. Check out these 10 tips for ways you can improve. Read more...
Learn about the Emergency Small Business Loan information from the U.S. Chamber including updates and new provisions to the Paycheck Protection Program and other federal business loan programs. Read more...
Take advantage of free business counseling with one-on-one workshops with the One Stop Shop Business Center in Oakland County. Read more...
Small business owners are fighting to keep their workers employed and dreams alive, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping them recover and succeed. Read more ...
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has compiled a list of resources and information for businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more ...
Take advantage of free education and one-on-one guidance to help your business minimize COVID-19 risks in the workplace. Read more ...
As many as 1,000 Oakland County restaurants & bars impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive additional stabilization grants. Interested business owners can apply starting Dec.15.  Read more ...
Applications for the Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Iniative are expected soon. Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded on a regional basis to small businesses.  Read more ...
Get help for your business with simple steps and free resources from Google. Help people find you online, know you're open and stay connected to your customers. Read more ...
New survey from the Small Business Association of Michigan will help you gauge how your employees feel about the current work environment. This template can be customized to fit your needs. Read more here.
On Oct. 9, indoor theatres, cinemas, performance venues, arcades, bingo halls, bowling centers, indoor climbing facilities, trampoline parks and more are slated to open. For additional guidance on these reopenings, click here.
The Small Business Association of Michigan has a wide variety of resources available to help business owners navigate COVID-19. Learn from an extensive network of experts here.
The Michigan SBDC, which offers free business consulting, training and market research has expanded its service offering to reflect the needs of small businesses affected by COVID-19. Learn more about what they have to offer here.
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
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 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.
The City of Novi is making it easy for you to keep up with everything going on in the community with free, monthly, electronic newsletters.
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Oakland County has several grant opportunities to assist businesses and provide relief. For a list and details, click here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out this quick video update from Novi Library Director, Julie Farkas. For information about limited services, visit novilibrary.org.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2019 Economic Development Summary Report
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.
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.
 
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.
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.
 
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.
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.