Black-Owned Business Resources
Black-Owned Business Resources
The Novi Public Library is dedicated to highlighting Black-owned businesses in the area. By supporting Black-owned companies, you're helping strengthen local Black economies which in turn, strengthens our community! You'll also contribute to the shrinking racial wealth gap, help foster more job creation for Black people, and so much more.
Minority-owned businesses, especially Black-owned businesses, have also been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. There are many ways to find and support Black-owned businesses.
Here are just a few:
- Click here to view a growing list of local Black-owned businesses in the area. If you would like to submit a business to be added to this list, click here.
- The Shop Small Movement has a section of their website dedicated to supporting Black-owned businesses with resources for both businesses and shoppers, including a map of Black-owned businesses, which you can find here.
Business Plan Samples
Career & Job Search Information
** Denotes Novi Public Library partnership
Career One Stop - Explore careers; salary statistics; job search tools & tips.
Glassdoor - Search jobs from over 20,000 job sites, newspapers and company career pages with Glassdoor.
Learn How to Become website
LinkedIn Jobs - Search for jobs
LinkedIn Salary - See a detailed breakdown of salaries by job title and location
**Michigan Works! Association - service centers help you find job postings and put your best foot forward with resume and interview help
Occupational Information - Michigan’s Hot 50 Jobs; Career Outlook 2014 brochure, Michigan employment forecasts and average annual wages by occupational groups.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Career Profiles with employment projections, produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
O*Net Resource Center –Career exploration tools; job analysis questionnaires; employer guides and technical reports. From the US Department of Labor
Pure Michigan Talent Connect - New website for Michigan job seekers.
**Schoolcraft College Career Services - provides excellent resources for students, alumni, and members of the community who need assistance with career direction or are seeking employment. All services are free and available to the public throughout the year.
Demographics and Statistics
Entrepreneurship Support (Education and Community Partnerships)
NAICS Codes (North American Industry Classification System)
SIC Codes (Standard Industry Classifications – up to 1987 then superseded by NAICS codes)
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Provides free public access to corporate information, allowing you to quickly research a company’s financial information and operations by reviewing registration statements, prospectuses and periodic reports filed on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.* You also can find information about recent corporate events reported on Form 8-K but that a company does not have to disclose to investors.
* Form 10-K is an annual report; Form 10-Q is a quarterly report. Both include financial statements (balance sheet and income statement) and key business ratios.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - EDGAR
Provides help for investors on how to search within the Edgar database.
Start-Up Incubators or Accelerators
Student Career & Financial Aid Information
The Federal Student Aid site from the U.S. Department of Education will answer your questions such as:
- How Do I Prepare For College?
- What Types of Aid Can I Get?
- Do I Qualify For Aid?
- How Do I Manage My Loans?
LendEDU - Student Loan Refinance and Consolidation Guide
My Next Move
– Career exploration; learn what you want to do for a living