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Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Business Services & Startup Guide

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is dedicated to providing the support and tools necessary for Oklahoma companies to grow and thrive in our state.

Whether big, small, or just getting started, we’re here to assist with years of business know-how, partner referrals, and Oklahoma’s outstanding incentives programs.

Our Services

Contact us today to find out how we can help. Call 800-879-6552 or contact the Regional Team member who serves your area.

Startup Information

If you’re thinking about, or already in the process of starting a new business you probably have many questions. We’re here to help.

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Business Advice & Financing

Connect with partners who assist Oklahoma’s small and medium-sized businesses and find resources for advisement, financing and more.

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Licensing & Operating Requirements

There is no general business license required to start or own a business in Oklahoma. However, many types of specific businesses and occupations require licenses, permits or other filings.

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Incentive programs are available to Oklahoma businesses expanding their operations and creating new jobs that pay well and offer good benefits. Businesses can choose between tax incentives based on employment or investment.

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Trade Assistance

Selling internationally creates vast new opportunities for your company, but comes with unique challenges. We can help with guidance, consultation services and our network of state and federal partner agencies.

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Business Incubators

Startups gain many advantages when locating in a Small Business Incubator certified by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

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Women & Minority Business Certifications

Businesses that have traditionally faced extra barriers to market participation may benefit from a certification program. The agency certifies Women-owned Businesses and provides information on minority and disadvantaged certification programs.

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Business Consultations

Regional Development Specialist are available for individual and small group meetings to offer solutions to challenges and tools and resources to help your company thrive. Explore our interactive map to connect with your Regional Development Specialist.

Launch Map

New Pioneer is a monthly, statewide community newsletter put out by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Subscribe to receive updates and guidance on the latest tools and resources available to business leaders and community partners in Oklahoma.




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