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.

Upcoming Dates

Our next cohort is in the works. Contact us if you are 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 BES@meridiantech.edu to sign up for the Accelerator and get your business started.

Starting Your Business (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. Please contact Erica at 405.377.2220 or BES@meridiantech.edu for registration information

Upcoming Dates
Saturday, June 11, 2022, 10 am-12 pm in conjunction with the Stillwater Public Library; in-person
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 6 pm – 8 pm at South Division Campus, Guthrie “the Peak”

Evening Entrepreneurship: Developing a Side-Hustle Business

Have you thought about starting a business in addition to your current employment? The concept of the side-hustle business is of growing interest and for good reason: a side-hustle business can help you earn additional money, develop a stronger personal network, and work towards your long-term career goals. Join Brad Rickelman from Meridian Technology Center’s business incubation program to discuss how to start a business on the side – or evening entrepreneurship.   Please contact Erica at 405.377.2220 or BES@meridiantech.edu for registration information

Upcoming Dates
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 6 pm – 7 pm at South Division Campus, Guthrie “the Peak”

Business Consulting

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.

Links to Additional Resources

Grow with Google Startup

How to write a business plan in under an hour from Bplans (Liveplan.com)