Mid-Career & Not Satisfied?

Mid-Career & Not Satisfied?

Missed the meeting October 14th? View our complimentary presentation for job seekers and those mid-career needing help with career advancement and business goals.  Learn how to turn adversity into positive action and rediscover your value. DeVon Douglass Darlene Jordan, DTM Deborah Love Bradshaw Kimberly Fobbs Crystal Ifekoya #careergoals #networking

Creating the BEST Executive Summary for your Business - from the SBA

Business owners can use an executive summary as the document to meet a variety of needs. However, many people are familiar with a business plan, but not an executive summary.

It is important to keep these key points in mind when drafting your executive summary:

  • What do you do for whom?
  • How do you do it differently?
  • Why are you particularly good at it?


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Work Based Learning - A win-win for small business?

The challenge of hiring the right staff applies to any business big or small but often start-ups operate on such thin margins that employee costs can really have an impact to the bottom line. Are there low or entry level tasks you're paying full time rates for?   Consider WBL.   With a little time and research on your part, the Tulsa Job Corps has a variety of well qualified students looking for work opportunities before completing the program.

FREE to you the employer, you get to mentor a student with Skills and expectations of performance feedback. From warehouse to light clerical to food service and security you can offset your labor costs and provide valuable real world experience.

Tulsa Job Corps, just might be right for your business.  More skill sets available. 

Small Business Toolkit - HR Best Practices, Leadership Training & More!

Oklahoma Emerging Leaders Program

Limited spacing - act now! Each year the US Small Business Administration chooses a limited number of cities to host the Emerging Leaders Program.  Once again Oklahoma City will host an Emerging Leaders Program.  Emerging Leaders is an intense 13 class program that assists existing business owners in developing a strategic growth plan. The Emerging Leaders advanced training series is open to small business owners and executives that:

•             Have annual revenues of at least $400,000.

•             Have been in business for at least 3 years.

•             At least one employee other than the owner.

The cost of the program is completely covered by the SBA and our program cosponsors.  If you meet the above criteria and believe that developing a strategic growth plan would be of benefit, sign up soon as the registration deadline is quickly approaching and class size is limited to only 15 participants in Oklahoma.   Additional information on the Emerging Leaders Program can be found at http://www.sba.gov/emergingleaders.

Course Curriculum:

Classes will be Held at Rose State

Module 1 - Business & Leadership:

Class 1: Goal setting                                                     Thursday, April 17, 2014 8am-Noon

Class 2: Setting growth goals                                     Thursday, May 01, 2014 9am-Noon

Class 3: Challenges with growth                               Thursday, May 15, 2014 9am-Noon

Module 2 – Financial Management

Class 4: Financial statement analysis                     Thursday, May 29, 2014 9am-Noon

Class 5: Analysis as a business tool                         Thursday, June 12, 2014 9am-Noon

Class 6: How others see your Financials                Thursday, June 26, 2014 9am-Noon

Module 3 – Sales & Marketing

Class 7: Your ideal customer base                            Thursday, July 24, 2014 9am-Noon

Class 8: Competitive strategy                                    Thursday, August 07, 2014 9am-Noon

Class 9: Sales strategies                                               Thursday, August 21, 2014 9am-Noon

Module 4 – Resources

Class 10: Human resources                                         Thursday, September 04, 2014 9am-Noon

Class 11: Accessing capital                                          Thursday, September 18, 2014 9am-Noon

Class 12: Accessing new markets                              Thursday, October 02, 2014 9am-Noon

Final Presentation                                                        Thursday, October 16, 2014 9am-Noon

Jump start your Small Business in 2014

Click to read quick tips and tools to help you business succeed.

2014 SBA Guide for Small Business

2013-2014 SBA Guide

Essential Guide for any Small or Start-up Oklahoma Business.

How to sell to the Government & Corporations

Getting to know your local Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) contacts can help you navigate the process of expanding your contracting opportunities. The 2013 guide can help.

Procurement Opportunities Guide 2013

OBAN - Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network

Not familiar with OBAN, they are a great local resource for businesses interested in contract bidding. http://www.okcareertech.org/business-and-industry/government-contracting


SBA Oklahoma Small Business Guide

This is an excellent resource for any business owner or if you are planning on starting a business in Oklahoma. OK SBA Biz Resource Guide