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Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Business Advice & Financing

Entrepreneurs and small businesses often desire in-depth training and assistance with things like writing a business plan, getting financing and HR practices. Startups and growing businesses need access to capital to get started or expand.

These partners help with business questions and some offer assistance with financing.

Small Business Development Centers

Oklahoma Small Business Development Centers provide no-cost advising, workshops, and other assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs.


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.


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Oklahoma 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.



Oklahoma’s CareerTech centers offer a full range of services for every stage of business, from startup to expansion. These include counseling, risk management, workforce training and more.


Higher Education

The state’s college and university system makes it easy to find business services. You can browse their complete list of services or see what your local higher ed institution offers.


Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance

A statewide network of extension agents and applications engineers offer free technical assistance and business advice to manufacturers.


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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