Starting Your Business

In this free class for entrepreneurs, we cover the 7 basic questions you need to answer when deciding to open a business, paying particular attention to market research and financials, two significant areas that cause trouble for all new businesses.

Classes are added regularly; check back with us – or send us an email and we can add you to our list (be sure to state which community you are in!)

Upcoming Dates
January 16, 12 pm – 1 pm at the Perry Public Library   Has been rescheduled to February 26, 12 pm – 1 pm due to weather
January 23, 12 pm – 1 pm at the Pawnee Public Library  Will be rescheduled at future date due to water damage at Pawnee Library
February 3, 1 pm  – 3 pm at the Stillwater Public Library
February 6, 6 pm – 8 pm at South Division Campus, Guthrie “the Peak”

Classes are held in-person. To register for a class, contact Erica at 405.377.2220 or email BES@meridiantech.edu — or contact your local librarian!

Discovering Your Side-Hustle

A side-hustle, or business you operate on the side while working full-time at another job, may be a good way to supplement your income. This free class covers some important things to consider while discovering what side-hustle will be the best fit for you.

Upcoming Dates
February 1, 6 pm – 7 pm at Stillwater Public Library

Classes are held in-person. To register for a class, contact Erica at 405.377.2220 or email BES@meridiantech.edu

Small Business Brown Bag Lunch

Bring your lunch and join the Business and Entrepreneurial Services team – and other business owners – for a discussion on topics relevant to small business.

Upcoming Dates
February 7, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm at the Center for Business Development in Stillwater
February 8, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm at the Peak at South Division Campus in Guthrie
April 3, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm at the Center for Business Development in Stillwater
April 5, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm at the Peak at South Division Campus in Guthrie

Brown Bag Lunches are held in-person and are free to attend. To register, contact Erica at 405.377.2220 or email BES@meridiantech.edu

Links to Additional Resources
Grow with Google Startup
How to write a business plan in under an hour from Liveplan.com