The Small Business Development Center offers free and low-cost training via our spectrum of workshops, conferences, and affordable management seminars geared toward you, the small business owner. The SBDC provides assistance with: government contracting, international trade, production and inventory control, cash flow analysis, and general management for retail, service and manufacturing. An Entrepreneur Resource Library containing a variety of materials including books and publications is located at Rose State College. In addition, online training is available through the OKSBDC website.
In addition- for small businesses with 50 or less employees, the SBDC offers free online sexual harassment training and testing. Call Sandy at 733-7488 for more information.
We accept cash, check, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) at the door, or you may avoid the rush and pay in advance by calling 405-733-7488 (ask for John).
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Veteran’s Conference 2014: No charge
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
November 18, 2014
This conference may be attended by veterans and the general population. Maj. Gen. Rita Aragon (ret) will be the keynote speaker. Specialized seminars throughout the day will include small business development, government contracting, and other topics.
Oklahoma Tax Commission New Business Workshop: No charge
November 3, 2014
December 1, 2014
The workshop covers taxes for the State of Oklahoma. During this three-hour session, you will learn about new business registration, business tax report form completion, sales and withholding record keeping requirements, sales tax deductions and exemptions and vendor responsibilities. It is useful for anyone contemplating starting a business. There is no fee for the workshop, however due to limited seating registration is required.
Small Business Federal Tax Workshop: No charge
1:00 pm—4:00 pm
November 3, 2014
December 1, 2014
Conducted by a representative of Cole and Reed, P.C. Certified Public Accountants, the workshop covers basic IRS Tax requirements. During the three-hour session you will learn about record keeping/bookkeeping systems, business income tax, business deductions, and federal tax forms and filing dates. This information is essential to anyone contemplating starting a business. There is no fee for the workshop, however due to limited seating registration is required.
Small Business Management Certificate Program, Level 1: $99
Once each month for 7 months
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
January 8, 2015
February 12, 2015
March 12, 2015
April 9, 2015
May 14, 2015
June 11, 2015
July 9, 2015
The SBDC Small Business Management Certification program is a highly facilitated, hands-on process for taking control of the twelve (12) core business management disciplines. Business owners learn how to apply key steps to analyze and move their business to the next level of success. One of the core values is Peer-to-Peer feedback where participants partner together to share real-life practical applications. The curriculum is divided into two levels, covering six (6) topics, with each level offered over a three to six-month period. Using your issues and problems, the instructor helps you translate the material into information you can apply that day to your business. You will leverage real-world case examples; use step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and customizable worksheets, along with additional reference information. Level 1 will cover: Cash Flow, Forecasting, Management Control, Target Marketing, Time Management, and Financing. Attendees must pass Level 1 to be able to continue to Level 2.
Small Business Management Certificate Program, Level 2: $99
Once each month for 6 months
Call 733-7488 for next available class.
You must pass Small Business Management Certification, Level 1 to enroll in this course. Topics include: Human Resources, Inventory Control, Marketing Communications, Credit & Collections, Strategic Analysis, and Knowledge Management Systems. At the end of this course, attendees will attain the Small Business Management Certificate.