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.

March Cohort – sessions to be held Wednesdays from 11:45 am-1 pm at the Center for Business Development
March 22, 29
April 5, 19, 26,
May 3

April Cohort – sessions to be held Tuesday evenings 6 pm-7:30 pm at the Center for Business Development
April 4, 11, 25
May 2, 9, 16

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. Please get in touch with Erica at 405.377.2220 or for registration information.

More 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, February 7, 2023, 12 pm-2 pm in conjunction with the Perry Chamber of Commerce; in-person
Saturday, February 11, 2023, 12 pm  – 2 pm in conjunction with the Stillwater Public Library; in-person
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 12 pm-2 pm in conjunction with the Pawnee Public Library; in-person
Thursday, February 16, 2023, 6 pm-8 pm at South Division Campus, Guthrie “the Peak”

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

Building Your Team

How do you develop a team of employees? What are common areas which keep teams from performing at their best? This one-hour seminar provides advice on building the right team for your business or startup and avoiding common team management errors.

Upcoming Dates
Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm at the Center for Business Development in Stillwater
Thursday, March 9, 2023, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm at the Peak at South Division Campus in Guthrie

Registration is $10 and includes a box lunch. Please register at least 2 days before class! Online REGISTER form.