Resources

For additional information, visit these expertly curated websites, guides, and solutions created specifically to help you and your small business.

Main Street Oakland County

Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) is a unique program for downtowns, with a historic preservation philosophy and an emphasis on "sense of place." MSOC helps develop downtowns as vibrant, successful districts that serve as the heart of their communities.

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StartupNation Radio

If you’ve ever wanted to start a business or are currently growing one, StartupNation Radio brings you the whole gamut of small business features, from breakthrough innovators to heartwarming hometown mom and pops who’ve changed their lives and those around them.

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Shop Small by American Express

From the creators of Small Business Saturday, explore educational resources for small business owners navigating COVID-19 from American Express. Here, you can find information including articles with tips that can help during this challenging time.

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Localogy

Localogy's research activities are focused on the technologies and media being used by local consumers to find, engage and transact with businesses big and small.

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Jon Schallert

Jon Schallert is an internationally-recognized speaker and business expert, teaching businesses and communities how to turn themselves into Consumer Destinations.

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Main Street America

Main Street America is one of the foremost organizations working to revitalize older and historic commercial districts, promoting the return of vibrant neighborhoods and thriving economies.

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Urban Main

Urban Main offers a new set of economic development services to help under-resourced older and historic neighborhood commercial districts restore economic vitality and promote quality of life.

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National Retail Federation

NRF represents discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and internet retailers in the United States and across the world.

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