Best Small Business Resources in the Oklahoma City Area

Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Oklahoma has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Oklahoma City area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Oklahoma.

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Moore Norman Technology Center

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning

Description

MNTC works in partnership with SCORE to provide workshop mentorship sessions for aspiring entrepreneurs.  In these sessions, entrepreneurs can work on various aspects of their business, such as product development, legal consulting, financing, and marketing. Incubation is available to startups and offers customized support through classes and programs tailored to each venture's needs.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Moore Norman Technology Center, PO Box 4701
Norman, OK 73070-4701
405-809-3511

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - THU : 7:30 am - 8 pm

FRI : 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

SAT : 7:30 am - 12 pm


i2e Oklahoma City

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Financial

Description

I2e is a renowned, private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship in Oklahoma. With a long list of successful businesses that have launched with i2e's support, the organization offers consulting and assistance in aiding business pitches for obtaining capital as well as a myriad of other funding-related services. The organization offers assistance to businesses in the ideation phase as well.

Restrictions

Targets innovative companies.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

840 Research Parkway, Suite 250
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
405-235-2305


Launch Pad FT

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Coworking

Description

The Launch Pad Ft is a resource-rich organization for early-stage businesses, with various service types to fit each entrepreneur's specific needs for support. This incubator space offers usual coworking facility amenities coupled with events and coaching on entrepreneurial topics. They offer several client levels to suit different professional needs, and each tier has different requirements and mentorship levels provided to entrepreneurs. Members, or "clients," are selected via an application process that screens startups based on many criteria, generally looking for the overall feasibility of the venture. Services are available to both members and nonmembers (generally with a higher fee for nonmembers).

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2824 Progressive Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034
405-717-7777

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - FRI: 8 am - 5 pm


Oklahoma City SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.


Oklahoma SBDC at the Edmond Chamber of Commerce

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.