Best Small Business Resources in the Stillwater 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 Stillwater 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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Autry Technology Center

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Coworking
  • Product Development

Description

The Autry Technology Center provides office resource and space at no cost for the first year to entrepreneurs who pass their application process. Along with standardized office space, they also provide manufacturing lab spaces at discounted costs and a certified business incubator. Help with business planning and ideation are provided on top of the space amenities.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1210 West Willow
Enid, OK 73703
580-242-2750
bgaddy@autrytech.edu


Meridian Technology Center

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Coworking

Offers Free Service

Description

The Meridian Technology Center provides mentoring services to guide entrepreneurship through the first stages of starting their business.  Paired with their mentorship services, they also provide physical office space as part of its incubator as an option to it tenents. Educational classes and events are offered like boot camps and breakfast networking opportunities.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1414 South Sangre Rd.
Stillwater, OK 74074
405-377-2220
CBD@meridiantech.edu


OSU Center for Technology Commercialization

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.


Stillwater 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.