Oklahoma Small Business Development Center

The OKSBDC provides confidential, high quality, no cost entrepreneurial and small business management advising in order to help Oklahomans start and grow businesses.  We are committed to growing Oklahoma’s economy one small business at a time.

OkSBDC business advisors assist business owners and entrepreneurs in many areas relevant to starting and expanding their businesses including financial analysis, capital sources, industry research, international trade, market research, digital marketing and social media, management support, emergency preparedness, business survival planning, economic impact analysis, economic gardening, and geographic information systems.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SE), in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), established the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center Network (OKSBDC) in 1984. SE continues to serve as the lead university in a statewide consortium of private and public partners including the SBA, tribal nations, as well as many other entities and organizations including, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations and Main Street programs. Banks and commercial lenders across the state are also key supporters of OKSBDC.

OKSBDC is one of 63 SBDC programs existing in every state in the nation as well as in many U.S. territories. Similar entrepreneurial development programs in other countries have been modeled after the SBDC program in the United States.  Over the last five years OKSBDC has created 3,798 jobs and helped start 753 small businesses.  OKSBDC has contributed to 1,217 jobs being retained and has had a capital infusion of $143,985,866.

Dr. Bill Carter, OKSBDC State Director can be reached at 580-745-2955 or by email at wcarter@se.edu. The State Director provides leadership and oversight of the SBDC service centers in Oklahoma. The state OKSBDC office is located on the SE campus at 301 W. University Blvd., Durant, OK 74701.

What is a Small Business Development Center?

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