Programs and Classes for Entrepreneurs
The Center for Business Development offers several programs and classes for entrepreneurs, ranging from classroom training to monthly programs to one-on-one consulting.
Startup Stillwater Accelerator
Ready to get started on your new business or business plan? The Startup Stillwater Accelerator is a multi-session class for entrepreneurs designed to meet weekly and work together as a cohort on your business plan.
Our Cohort started March 2021, with classes via ZOOM.
Click here to learn more about our next cohort!
Class 1: Business Definition
Class 2: Market Research
Class 3: Sales and Marketing
Class 4: Legal, business structure and formation, taxes
Class 5: Financials – pulling together the numbers
Class 6: Pulling Business Plan Together
Startup Stillwater Accelerator is a joint program through Meridian Technology Center, OSU Riata Center Downtown, and the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce. Contact Diane at the Center for Business Development at 405.377.2220 or CBD@meridiantech.edu to sign up for the Accelerator and get your business started.
How to Start a Business (7 Steps to Launch a Company with Confidence and Pitfalls to Avoid)
In this free two-hour class for entrepreneurs, we cover the basic questions you need to answer when deciding to open a business, paying particular attention to market research and financials, two major areas that cause trouble for all new businesses.
Saturday, June 5, 10 am-12 pm in conjunction with the Stillwater Public Library. The class will be via Zoom (or in person if the Library opens).
Want to talk through an idea with an experienced consultant? We have expertise in marketing, product planning, international business and writing business plans. The initial consultation is available at no cost.