Business Resources

Oklahoma Small Business Development Center Services

For Entrepreneurs & Start-ups

SmallBizU is ideal for individuals wanting to start a business, but have limited time or are currently employed. A series of self-paced, online classes teach the keys to small business success.

Small Business Resource Library Our complete collection of reference material includes Entrepreneur Magazine’s Small Business Reference Library covering over 40 businesses, Export/Import Publications, Business Directories, and Trade Journals.

New Business Tax Workshop is a great introduction to potential small business owners and entrepreneurs. This workshop covers a variety of topics including business structures, employees, registering, permits and licenses paying and collecting state and federal taxes.

Starting Smart - Business Planning 101* is a must for all new business start-ups and entrepreneurs. This workshop provides practical information to develop your business idea, determine how to make money, as well as produce a business plan and income statement. $139 paid at registration

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* Entrepreneurs and Startups must first complete "Starting Smart-Business Planning 101" to prepare them for an initial consultant meeting.

For Existing Small Business Owners

One-On-One Consultation Our experienced staff of small business consultants provides complementary

one-on-one management consulting that is comprehensive and individualized to meet the particular needs of business owners and entrepreneurs.

Contact your consultant at or (918) 449-6280

We can produce a variety of in-depth analysis reports to give you a complete picture of your company’s condition and future direction. You will have access to one-on-one meetings with an SBDC consultant who can assist in interpreting the reports and developing future plans.

Financial Analysis & Industry Benchmarking Our consultants produce in-depth financial analysis providing you a complete picture of your company’s financial condition and benchmark comparison with relevant industry leaders.

Proforma Financial Statements & Projections Most often used to acquire financing, this service takes you from merely guessing about your future expenditures to a complete financial projection that is an essential part of your business plan.

Market Research & Feasibility Studies In conjunction with NSU, the SBDC offers feasibility study projects for our clients, allowing them to make more informed decisions related to starting or growing their new business ventures.

Strategic Business Development Assessment Identify potential growth areas that are critical to strategic planning focusing on four keys areas: Marketing, Customer Relations, Organization and Financial operations. Research will be conducted to augment the analysis and develop a recommended plan of action to strengthen the business’ position.

Small Business Management Leadership Programs Our staff and instructors are experienced facilitators who have prior and current real-world business experience. Our delivery approach ensures that participants retain what they learn so they can immediately apply their learning to their business.

Oklahoma Center for Rural Development

This office is part of Northeastern State in Tahlequah and provides geographic, demographic, economic, and growth information about Oklahoma communities and the state itself. Small businesses and international companies can use this data to plan for employee resources or possible relocation. The OCRD's work has been credited with bringing many companies to Tahlequah.

For more information, please call or email Ray Murphy at (918) 458-9687 or Visit the OCRD webpage.

Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance

Through its statewide network of manufacturing extension agents and applications engineers, the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance provides a full range of services. The organization offers free technical assistance and business advice, helping manufacturers become progressively more successful. Services focus on improving the bottom line, while growing the entire company. These services include:

  • Company-wide assessments
  • Technical assistance
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Problem-solving resources
  • Six sigma black belt and green belt training
  • Assistance with industry certifications (e.g. ISO)
  • Organizing local manufacturing councils
  • Business growth services
  • Short-term engineering assistance
  • Market analysis
  • Product development
  • Coordination of state incentive applications

Curtis Evans is the local Manufacturing Extension Agent with an office at NSU Broken Arrow. He supports manufacturers in Tulsa and Okmulgee County. Last year, manufacturers assisted by MEAs reported their efforts would result in more than $150 million in increased sales.

For more information, contact Evans at (918) 230-9848 or Visit the Alliance website.