Programs and Classes for Entrepreneurs
The Center for Business Development offers several programs and classes for entrepreneurs, ranging from individual consultation to monthly programs.
1 Million Cups
Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, the Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups – a free program for entrepreneurs designed to educate, engage and connect them with their communities. Stillwater’s 1 Million Cup meetings are 1st Wednesday of the month (except Jan and July) 9-10 a.m. The meetings are held at 619 S. Main St (Riata Center Downtown) Stillwater and are free and open to the public. For more information, and to register to attend, go to the following website pages:
Entrepreneur Essentials (7 Steps to 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.
Tuesday, August 28, 6-8pm at the Center for Business Development Training Room
Business Startup Camp
Ready to get started on your new business or business plan? The Business Startup Camp is a class for entrepreneurs held across 6 one-hour sessions using the Business Model Canvas methodology. Work one on one or in a small group setting on questions such as, What is the market for my product? Contact us for pricing and upcoming camp dates.
Business For Breakfast
Entrepreneurs and small business owners meet for breakfast the third Thursday of the month from 7:30-9 a.m. in the CBD training room (room 104 North). The networking breakfast consists of a guest speaker and networking activities with topics including marketing and public relations, finding new customers, work/life balance, time management, legal matters, HR issues, how others have found success, and recruiting, training and retaining employees.
June 21: Rocky Stebens, Owner, Run With It Sports, “An Entrepreneurial Journey”
July: no meeting, Summer holiday!
August 16: Speaker TBD
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.