Entrepreneur Essentials – 7 Steps to Launch a Company with Confidence and Pitfalls to Avoid

In this free two-hour class, 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.

Upcoming dates:

Saturday, February 4, 10 am-12 pm at the Stillwater Public Library
Monday, May 22, 6-8 pm at the Center for Business Development, room 104N

Business Startup Camp

Ready to start working on your business plan but need a formal class setting? The CBD offers a 6-week program to help. The class experience allows participants to work together to develop their business and is facilitated by CBD staff, along with guest speakers. Contact us for pricing and upcoming camp dates.

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.

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.

Upcoming dates:

January 19, “Fixing the 1 Thing in Sales” Catherine Brown, Initial Call
February 16, “IT resources and tips for Small Business” Jim Wirt, Beardon Technologies (a former tenant!)
March 16, “Entrepreneurial Journey” Adam Gribbon, 1907 Meat Company
April 20, topic TBD
May 18, topic TBD

Contact Diane at the Center for Business Development at 405.377.2220 or CBD@meridiantech.edu to sign up for any of these classes.