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.

Co-Working @ The Peak, Guthrie

The Peak’s co-working space is ideal for working solo or for a quick getaway with your team. Stop in for an hour or stay all day. Day passes are available for $50 a month. Co-working space at the Peak is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. By arrangement, stay late on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Co-working Space Amenities

  • 420 sq ft of open-concept co-working space
  • Three private meeting spaces can be reserved in advanced
  • Wi-fi
  • Bottomless coffee
  • Kitchenette

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

Schedule/Agenda
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 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 BES@meridiantech.edu 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 (Liveplan.com)