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Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Small Business Assistance

Entrepreneurs and small businesses often desire in-depth training and assistance with things like writing a business plan, getting financing and HR practices.

Advisement & Financing

Small Business Development Center

The Oklahoma Small Business Development Center provides no-charge advising, workshops, and other assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Call 580-745-2877 or visit

U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. They provide information and administer loan and other business financing programs.



SCORE is a nonprofit organization that provides mentoring and education services to small businesses. Mentoring is provided by active and retired business executives and entrepreneurs.


Tax Commission

Do you have questions about business tax issues? Oklahoma Tax Commission holds regular Business Tax Workshops to assist new and existing business owners.

Call 800-522-8165 or visit

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Small Business Incubators

Small Business Incubators accelerate the success and development start-ups. They provide entrepreneurs with an array of targeted resources, services and professional advice.

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Trade Assistance

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce Global Team works to assist small and medium companies with exporting services and entering global markets.

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The Small Employer Quality Jobs Program provides quarterly incentive payments to a qualifying small employer (90 employees or less). Quarterly payments may be as much as 5% of new taxable payroll for up to 7 years.

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Related Topics

How to Start a Business

Four basic steps to start your business in Oklahoma and our in-depth Start-up Guide.

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Licensing Requirements

There is no general license required to start or own a business, but some businesses and occupations may require licenses, permits, or registrations.

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Business Incubators

Incubators help entrepreneurs with an array of business resources, services and professional advice.

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Women & Minority Business Certifications

Certification programs may benefit businesses that have traditionally faced extra barriers to market entry or participation.

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