America’s SBDCs help make the dream of small business ownership a reality for more Americans — creating jobs and opportunities that build communities throughout the nation.
See how the Oklahoma SBDC has served its communities.
Thanks to Henry Lehr at the Oklahoma SBDC, we were able to successfully apply for and receive the meat grant—$500K—from the Oklahoma Department Agriculture. Without the Oklahoma SBDC's assistance, we would not have known how to write the grant.
Chris Kay, Owner, Kay's Meat Processing
Medical Office Opens to Provide Care in Remote Town of Rattan, Oklahoma
After working as an RN, Jessica Branton decided to take her care to the next level by becoming a nurse practitioner. Jessica was able to locate a building in Rattan, Oklahoma—a small town with a population of roughly 300 residents. Jessica now provides medical care to a community that otherwise would be without easily accessible healthcare options.
Coast Audio Video Graduates from Incubator
At the beginning of 2020, Chris Coast, owner of Coast Audio Video, graduated from the Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES) incubator and moved to his own brick-and-mortar location. Thanks to the help of Dr. Samantha Lankford, the CETES/Oklahoma SBDC Center Director, Coast Audio Video was able to weather the pandemic, receive EIDL and PPP funding and is currently looking forward to 2021.
Attendees at 'What Every Exporter Needs to Know about Debt Relief Exporting Finance Programs' EVENT
Oklahoma SBDC Helps Story Co Video Open for Business
Nathan Holliday, Owner of Story Co Video, relied on Andra Smith of the Oklahoma SBDC to help him start his business, navigate financial uncertainty and prepare a marketing strategy.
Redhawk Construction Selected for SBDC Congressional Client Showcase
For the second year in a row, an Oklahoma SBDC Tech Launch Center client was selected as one of the 10 businesses to be highlighted in America's SBDC Congressional Client Showcase in February, 2020.
Despite COVID-19, Oklahoma Swim Academy Hosts its Grand Opening
The Oklahoma Swim Academy was able to open despite delays due to the pandemic. Owner Brian Bachman credits Oklahoma SBDC advisor Larry Siebert for his success
Jessica Ervin, our Oklahoma SBDC Advisor, has gone above and beyond for Nolan Avionics. With her assistance we were able to secure both the PPP and EIDL funding.
Mike Koval, Owner, Nolan Avionics
I can't imagine where we'd be today with our DOD contract if Oklahoma SBDC weren't providing advise, making introductions, or creating opportunities every step of the way. Oklahoma's SBDC team have been true partners in our business success.
Michael Morford, Co-founder and President, Sustainment
Thanks to SBDC advisor Dr. Samantha Lankford's help with the PPP loan, we were able to keep our employees paid during the down time. We received an EIDL Advance and the EIDL loan that helped toward other obligations.
Tammy Tibbetts, Owner, Crutcher's Western Wear
Oklahoma Rising Innovators Event
Oklahoma SBDC Rising Innovators represent our diverse client portfolio. These clients recently presented their innovative products during the Rising Innovators Event facilitated by the Oklahoma SBDC Tech Launch Center.