Exterior view of the Community Learning Center

Small Business Conference 2018


February 28, 2018
Rose State College, Hudiburg Center 
Do you want to open a small business?
Are you a current small business owner?
If so, this conference is for you! 

Registration Link

Learn from experts how to start or grow your Oklahoma business. This interactive, 1-day conference is filled with challenging topics and the resources to meet those challenges head- on. Oklahoma entrepreneurs and business owners will be provided with the tools and resources needed to start, grow, and sustain an Oklahoma small business

$89 – Conference Registration Fee (Featured Speaker Luncheon Included)

$49 –Conference Registration for College/University Students (Featured Speaker Luncheon Included)

$29 – Featured Luncheon Only (Bob Funk and George Nigh) 

To be placed on the e-mail list for the conference, e-mail your contact information to CLC@rose.edu 


Conference Registration




Continental Breakfast




Sponsor Showcase




Opening Conference Session:

Welcome: Stan Greil - Rose State College Vice President for Workforce & Community Development
Dottie Overal - Small Business Administration, District Director
Dr. William Carter - Oklahoma Small Business Development Center, Oklahoma State Director

Innovating Small Business for the Future!                                        Adam Edwards, Waters Edge Winery, CEO– Facilitator10: 
Toby Brown, The Brown Group, CEO
Rachael Gruntmeir, Black Scintilla, CEO





A Strategic Assessment of Your Business or Business Idea                                          Walter Miller,
Rose State College - SBDC Business Advisor











Small Business Marketing and Business Development Concepts
- Social/Website Media Marketing
- Growth Wheel:
- Operations
- Organization

Lesa Crowe
Walter Miller






Featured Keynote Speakers

Welcome: Dr. Jeanie Webb
Rose State College President

Cornell Wesley, Economic Development Representative at U.S. Department of Commerce

Make it Happen in Oklahoma!

Featured Keynote Speakers:
Bob Funk & Governor George Nigh




The Benefits of Business Credit

Business Credit 101

Becky Estep  

Business Technology

Protecting Your Business from Cyber Attacks

Preston Ackerman

How to Make Your First $10k

 Asa Leveaux


Tax Reform Impact on Small Businesses

2018 State/Federal Tax Changes

Jim Nolen

Financing Your Business

The Do’s and Don’t to Get Funding

Alex Lancaster

Wade Moore

Sally Weatherford

Expand your Business Through Government Contracting

David Hoffmeier


Closing Session: Panel Discussion

Putting it Together: Where Do We Go From Here?

Lewis Jewelers – Success Story

Delaware Tribe – Success Story

OK Small Business Development Center

Workshop Facilitators





Sponsor Showcase and Networking Reception for Participants

One-On-One Consultations  (sign up at registration)




About The Community Learning Center
Street Address
6191 Hudiburg Drive
Midwest City, OK 73110
Get Directions
(405) 733-7392
Mailing Address
6420 SE 15th Street
Midwest City, OK 73110