Classes / Events
Business For Breakfast
This monthly event is for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Breakfasts are held on the third Thursday of every month in the CBD training room (room 104 North). Each networking breakfast consists of a guest speaker, networking activities, and announcements of upcoming events. Topics vary from hiring employees to marketing your business.
The breakfast is free, but please contact Diane Maddox at (405) 377.2220 or email@example.com to RSVP.
2013 breakfast dates are: January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21 and December 19.
Business 101: How to Start a Business
In this two-hour class, we will cover the basic questions you need to answer when deciding to open a business. We will pay particular attention to market research and financials, as these are the two major areas that cause trouble for all new businesses. The class is free, but please contact Diane Maddox at (405) 377.2220 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least two days before each class to register.
Classes are from 6 pm-8 pm and are offered regularly throughout the year.
Fall/Winter 2013 classes are August 19, September 16, November 18.
Ready to start working on your business plan but would like to do so within a formal classroom program? The CBD offers a 6-week program on planning your business. The classroom experience allows participants to help each other develop their business. Classes are facilitated by CBD staff and include a guest speaker each session.
Classes are arranged with one Saturday half-day session, and then weekly classes for five weeks. The total cost for the program is $250/participant, but the Saturday class – which covers feasibility and market research – can be taken by itself for $100 before committing to the entire program. The Saturday program runs from 9 am –2 pm and includes lunch. Evening weekly programs run from 6 – 8pm.
Please contact Diane Maddox at (405) 377.2220 or email@example.com to have your name added to the next program offerings. Specialized and customized courses are also available for groups.
Talk through an idea with an experienced consultant. We will visit with you about your business ideas. We have expertise in areas such as marketing, product planning, international business and writing business plans. There is no cost for the initial consultation.