The Oakland County Business Forward Resource Hub is a regional referral network that links area entrepreneurs and business owners to local, regional and state resource partners who provide services to help businesses grow and prosper.

Any not-for-profit, government, or educational organization that serves entrepreneurs and small businesses can be included in the online platform. There is no cost to be listed. Simply complete the online form below.

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Accounting Aid Academy (Accounting Aid Society)

Bringing education, financial operations management assistance, technical assistance, coaching and tax prep for small business owners in Metro Detroit.

APEX Accelerators (Formerly PTAC)

Provides free government contracting technical assistance to business firms in marketing products and services to the federal, state, and local governments.

Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce

APACC Mission is to facilitate business relationships among Asian and U.S. based companies and to promote the economic advancement of Asian Pacific Americans

Automation Alley

Automation Alley is a World Economic Forum Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) and a nonprofit Industry 4.0 knowledge center with a global outlook and a regional focus.

CDC Small Business Finance

We are a not-for-profit mission driven lender with a passion for helping small businesses grow and create jobs. We offer a variety of low-interest financing that fit the needs of small businesses no matter where they are in the growth cycle.

CEED Lending

Provides access to capital for small business owners unable to secure traditional financing.

Center for Pontiac Entrepreneurship

The Center for Pontiac Entrepreneurship (CFPE) is an initiative of the Pontiac Community Foundation, providing services for small businesses located and/or with owners residing in the City of Pontiac, Michigan.

Centrepolis Accelerator

The Centrepolis Accelerator is accelerating the growth of Michigan’s advanced manufacturing, innovative hardware entrepreneurs and small manufacturers by providing access to funding, experts and key business and product development resources.

Centro Cultural Hispano

Centro Cultural Hispano is a non-profit community Hispanic cultural organization founded in 2019 in Ferndale, Michigan.

Centro Multicultural La Familia

Centro Multicultural La Familia is a non-profit organization offering a broad range of services from support for survivors to mental health care and community education. While we provide culturally specific services to Latinx and/or Hispanic individuals, we offer services to a broader cultural community in need.

Chase Bank - Business Focused on Minority Entrepreneurs

Chase is helping minority business owners grow their businesses through accessible education, coaching and banking solutions. We provide a range of
resources from educational seminars to community resources — provided through 1:1 coaching with a Senior Business Consultant in 21 U.S. cities. We support business owners in growing their businesses through accessible education, coaching and banking solutions.

City of Hazel Park

City of Hazel Park

City of Madison Hieghts

The mission of the City of Madison Heights is to provide high quality services to residents and businesses in the most efficient, effective, and ethical manner possible so as to maintain and enhance.

City of Oak Park Economic Development and Planning

The City of Oak Park Economic Development and Planning Department can assist with site location, possible incentives, and site plan process. We can also connect you to various other resources.

City of Southfield

The City of Southfield is the premier business address in Michigan. With more than 27 million sq ft of office space and over 7 million sq ft of retail and industrial space – Southfield is Michigan’s undisputed business center.

City of Wixom

Looking to start, grow, or expand your business? Wixom is ready to welcome your company with a positive business climate and easy, streamlined services. Whether you're new to the area, or have been around for decades, we're here to help you succeed.

Consulate of Mexico

The Mexico Consulate provides consular protection and assistance with immigration, human rights, emergencies, educational opportunities, health guidance, criminal, administrative, work and family matters.

Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce mission is to promote and empower our Metropolitan Detroit LGBT, allied business members, non-profit members, corporate partners and their employees through leadership, advocacy and education.

Diversified Members Credit Union

DMCU is a non profit financial institution Credit Union with locations in Clawson and Novi. Our 25,000-plus members benefit from a full array of products and services, and from our team of financial experts, who are available to offer guidance and support through every phase of your life, from saving for college to planning for retirement.

Downtown Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority

The mission of the Lake Orion DDA is to enhance the economic potential and preserve the historical character of the Lake Orion DDA District and the heart and hub of the Orion Community.

DTE Small Business Program

The DTE Small Business Program is designed to help your business become more energy efficient and save money. When you participate in this program, you’ll be eligible for increased incentives exclusive to small businesses.

Farmington Community Library

The Farmington Community Library is a District Library serving the two communities of Farmington and Farmington Hills in southeastern Michigan. We specialize in resources to assist businesses and nonprofit organizations 501(c)(3) succeed.

Farmington Downtown Development Authority

Downtown Farmington is a thriving Main Street community with a diverse business mix of small independents and larger regional and national brands, all maintained and supported within a walkable, aesthetically driven district.

First Merchants Bank

The First Merchants Bank offers personal banking, business banking, mortgage lending, treasury, management services, and wealth management. They also provide private wealth advisors that specialize in Investment Management, Retirement Plans, Private Banking and Brokerage solutions.

FranNet of Michigan

FranNet specializes in matching qualified franchisees with quality franchisors. We help people escape corporate America or diversify their existing business holdings. This service is entirely free to the business up to the point of entering an official agreement with a selected franchise.

Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic

Gary Burnstein Clinic provides high-quality, free, medical, dental, prescriptions, vision exam & eyeglasses, lab services, vaccinations and behavioral health for uninsured adults 18 years of age and older.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital, and a supportive network of advisors and peers. The program is designed for second stage businesses that have a minimum of two years in business, two employees, and revenues between $75k and $20 million.

Great Lakes Women's Business Council - Woman Certification (WBE)

Great Lakes Women’s Business Council (Great Lakes WBC) is a nonprofit champion for women and minority businesses. We provide access to capital, certification for women-owned businesses, corporate contracting opportunities, and small business educational support.

Greater West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce

The Greater West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business for the greater West Bloomfield area, including Sylvan Lake, Keego Harbor and Orchard Lake. The Chamber is a diverse network of businesses and organizations throughout southeastern Michigan and is dedicated to “bringing business and the community together”.

Highland Downtown Development Authority

We are dedicated to historic preservation and economic growth. We bring classes and other resources to our district businesses. We create a sense of place encouraging people to live work and play in and around our unique downtown.

Highland White Lake Business Association

The HWLBA is a member-driven networking organization that provides opportunities for networking, collaboration and local community connection.

Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce

Serving Commerce, Highland, Milford and White Lake since 1962. Working together for a stronger community

International Trade Services - MEDC

MEDC International Trade Services offers business assistance identifying and pursuing global market opportunities. Utilize the international trade program to start or expand export activities and grow your business.

Latinos en Michigan

First Hispanic digital media outlet in southeast Michigan and Metro Detroit, informing the Latino community since 2016.

Madison Heights Downtown Development Authority

The Madison Heights Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was created in 1997 to support downtown businesses by eliminating blight, facade improvement and streetscape projects and encouraging development.

Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance

Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance is committed to providing our members with expanded opportunities to connect with leaders and help advocate for policies critical to the success of Black businesses in the region.

Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce promotes economic advancement, growth, and sustainability for its members by enabling access to business opportunities and developmental resources through strategic initiatives.

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

For over 30 years, Manufacturing Technology Center has assisted Michigan's small and medium-sized businesses to compete and grow.

Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Michigan Small Business Development Center provides consulting, business education and market research to help small businesses launch, grow, transition and innovate.

Michigan Women Forward

Michigan Women Forward is a CDFI microlender.

Oak Park Public Library

Public library providing free research assistance and lead generation for both households and businesses.

Oakland County Michigan Works Oak Park

Serving businesses with workforce solutions is a top priority at Oakland County Michigan Works! Oak Park.

Oakland County Michigan Works! Southfield

Oakland County Michigan Works! is your business’ one-stop shop for talent recruitment and training.

Oakland County Michigan Works! Troy

Are you searching for full-time employment? Need assistance with funding for short-term training? Oakland County Michigan Works Troy! can help.

Oakland County Michigan Works! Waterford

Michigan Works! is a statewide, unified workforce development system. We serve as an extension of a corporate HR team, helping employers access key tools and resources to connect them to crucial talent and upskill their current workforce.

Oakland County Veteran Services

Oakland County Veterans' Services helps veterans and their families obtain and maintain all veterans related benefits from federal, state, and local government agencies.

Operations School

We help Solopreneurs grow and scale their businesses by learning how to automate, delegate & get paid

OU Inc

OU INC is a SmartZone Business Accelerator, in collaboration with the City of Rochester Hills, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and various industry partners. We serve as one of Oakland County's high tech business startup resources, and provide a wide variety of services and capital for our clients.

PNC Bank

PNC bank has a sector for Retail Banking, Asset Management Group, and Corporate & Institutional Banking. hey also do presentations and workshops to better help their clients.

Pure Michigan Business Connect - MEDC

The MEDC, in collaboration with more than 100 economic development partners, markets Michigan as the place to do business, assists businesses in their growth strategies and fosters the growth of vibrant communities across the state.

Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce

The Great Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to bringing business persons, civic groups, local government and citizens together to advance the economic, professional, cultural and civic welfare of the community.

SCORE - Southeast Michigan

SCORE Southeast Michigan, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty years.

Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce

A business membership organization responsible for creating commerce connections.

Southfield Downtown Development Authority

The City of Southfield, Michigan Downtown Development Authority (Southfield DDA) was established in 1988. The DDA is charged with promoting economic growth in the city and eliminating the causes of property value deterioration. It is the legislative

Southfield Public Library

The Southfield Public Library helps people succeed. Business research and information materials are located on the second floor.

The Village of Oxford DDA

The welcoming pedestrian friendly downtown of Oxford offers a unique shopping experience with a variety of specialty shops, galleries and eateries housed in beautifully restored historic and complimentary vintage styled buildings.

U.S. Small Business Administration - SBA (SE Michigan)

U.S. Small Business Administration - SBA (SE Michigan) is an organization that helps small business owners with free business counseling, SBA-guaranteed business loans, home & business disaster loans and federal government contracting.

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