Starting a business can be a daunting task, but Alora Champagne was able to successfully start her own donut shop, Doughnut Theory, in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a great resource for entrepreneurs like Alora who need help with starting or growing their businesses. The SBDC provides confidential, high-quality, no-cost entrepreneurial and small business management advising to help Oklahomans start and grow businesses.

Alora’s experience with the SBDC is a great example of how the center can help entrepreneurs with various aspects of starting a business. With the help of her business advisor, Joe Silk, Alora was able to create a business plan and prepare financial projections for her donut shop. Joe and Alora also assessed the likelihood of success for a donut shop in Broken Bow based on many factors, using information provided by the Oklahoma SBDC’s Center for Oklahoma Small Business Research and Analysis.

Doughnut Theory’s grand opening on May 3rd, 2022, was a success, with the shop selling between 400-600 donuts during the first two days of business and completely selling out within the first few hours of opening on both days. It’s great to see small businesses like Doughnut Theory thrive with the help of resources like the SBDC.

“Joe has helped out during every part of my business planning,” says Alora. “The info that was shared [helped] to build my plan; my experience has been great!”

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