This episode of StartupNation Radio is brought to you by Pappas Financial
Did you know that small businesses account for nearly 50 percent of U.S. economic activity? Or that 75 percent of all new jobs come from small businesses?
On this special-edition, online-only episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff interviews Greg Doyle, manager of Oakland County One-Stop Shop Business Center.
As manager of the One-Stop Shop Business Center, which is part of the Oakland County Economic Development Organization, Greg and his staff of business counselors provide support services to Oakland County entrepreneurs and small businesses. The group provides education and training, one-on-one consulting, and support to various small business programs and initiatives. Whether you’re thinking about starting a new business or have been in business for years, Oakland County’s One-Stop Shop Business Center provides access to some of the most powerful market research, data analysis and business tools currently available.
All businesses headquartered in Oakland county qualify for free assistance from the One-Stop Shop Business Center, and the organization collaborates with universities, incubators and others to ensure its clients are able to access the right resources at the right time to start and grow their businesses.
And this year on Small Business Saturday, Oakland County is offering a $5,000 cash prize contest in partnership with ShopLoyal, Bank of Ann Arbor and Emagine to promote local shopping among small businesses and local merchants.
To enter, just Shop, Text and Win on Saturday, Nov. 30!
During the interview, Greg discusses:
- How the One-Stop Shop Business Center actively supports small businesses in Oakland County
- The tools, experience and services provided by the program
- The number one reason small businesses fail
- How small businesses benefit local communities
- The importance of the Small Business Saturday initiative
- Examples of projects and businesses the One-Stop Shop Business Center has assisted
For more information on the One-Stop Shop Business Center, visit OakGov.com/ShopSmall.
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