Programs and Classes for Entrepreneurs

Business and Entrepreneurial Services 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.

Planning now for Summer Cohorts! (contact us if interested)

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, and the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce. Contact Business and Entrepreneurial Services at 405.377.2220 or to sign up for the Accelerator and start your business.

Starting Your Business

In this free two-hour 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
Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 12 pm – 2 pm in conjunction with the Pawnee Public Library; in-person
Friday, April 14, 2023, 12 pm – 2 pm in conjunction with the Perry Public Library; in-person
Saturday, May 6, 2023, 1 pm  – 3 pm in conjunction with the Stillwater Public Library; in-person
Thursday, May 18, 2023, 6 pm – 8 pm at South Division Campus, Guthrie “the Peak”

To register for this free class, contact Erica at 405.377.2220 or email — or contact your local librarian!

Links to Additional Resources
Grow with Google Startup
How to write a business plan in under an hour from Bplans (