Meridian News
Business for Breakfast – IT Advice for Small Businesses
January 30, 2017

Don’t let the size of your business determine the scope of the information technology you use.

On February 16 at the Business for Breakfast event at the Meridian Technology Center for Business Development, join Jim Wirt, CEO and founder of Beardon Services, who will discuss affordable IT resources that are available to small businesses.

During Wirt’s “IT Advice for Small Businesses” presentation, he will offer insight on how business owners can effectively and efficiently navigate their IT needs. Attendees will learn:

  • How to maximize a company’s IT operations
  • When to outsource IT needs
  • Why it is important to back up data
  • What ransomware is and available precautionary measures

For nearly three decades, Wirt and the team at Beardon Services have provided technical services to companies such as Oklahoma State University Fire Protection Publications, KICKER and Mercury Marine’s production plant. With a strong belief in giving back, Wirt and his team frequently donate their time and talent to provide network support to a variety of local non-profit agencies. Beardon Services is a successful graduate of the Meridian Technology Center for Business Development business incubator program.

To attend the February 16 Business for Breakfast event, please contact Diane Maddox at or call (405) 377-2220 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509. An RSVP is strongly encouraged.

The Business for Breakfast networking group will meet from 7:30 – 9:00 in Room 104 North in the Center for Business Development at Meridian Technology Center. The meeting includes a guest speaker and provides business owners and entrepreneurs an informal opportunity to network and share ideas and experiences. All networking sessions are free and include a continental breakfast.

The Center for Business Development is dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs through networking, education, consulting and business incubation services. Assistance is available in various areas such as marketing, product planning, international business and writing business plans. For more information visit or contact the Center for Business Development.

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