Classes/Programs - Meridian Tech

1 Million Cups (a program offered through the Kauffman Foundation)

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 designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs 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, 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 10, 2018, 10-12pm at the Stillwater Public Library

Business Startup Camp

Ready to get started on your new business or business plan? The Business Startup Camp is 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.

Upcoming dates:

February 15, Gwendolyn Bates, Department of Labor, topic, “Employment Issues”
March 15, Henry Dumas, Moore-Norman Technology Center, topic “Business Coach v Business Consultant: What is the difference?”
April 19, Tom Evans,  Encompass Financial Services, Inc., topic “Investing in Business Startups”

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

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.