The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has a multitude of resources for creating strong and growing and small businesses. Two of these important resources are the Michigan Business One Stop and the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-sbTdc).
The Michigan Business One Stop is an online resource to help you start and operate a business in Michigan, putting multiple government agencies at your fingertips. Whether you are starting a business or already operate one, the Michigan Business One Stop is your first stop for doing business in the State of Michigan.
The Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center offers Michigan’s most comprehensive entrepreneur and small business development program and functions as the "feet on the street," They provide counseling, training, research and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses, and innovative technology companies, including technology counselors , departmentalize concepts, and chart strategic direction from conception to achieving positive cash-flow. As an initiative of the Small Business Administration, the MI-sbTdc is a federal, state and local collaboration designed to develop entrepreneurial talent and support the start-up and growth of new ventures in Michigan. The MI-sbTdc has 12 regional centers and over 30 locations throughout Michigan to serve entrepreneurs statewide, offering training workshops, one-on-one counseling and market research tools at no or low cost.
Their Start Up/New Ventures site collects and delivers every local resource to you and gives you a major advantage over other areas in the state. Oakland County's Business Center staff and network of public and private sector partners can help you turn your business visions into reality. Advantage Oakland offers workshops, business counseling and market research to get you through the feasibility and business planning stages.
For established but smaller businesses, Advantage Oakland has collected all its resources into a single Small Business Resources page.
Guide to Starting a Small Business
Business Start Up Resources
Oakland County Economic Development
Start Your Business
City of Lathrup Village:
Obtaining a Business License
Selecting a Sign for your Business
Tools & Templates