SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

Made in Oklahoma Program – Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find links to information and applications on becoming a Made in Oklahoma company as well as useful partner links and the Oklahoma Agriculture Food and Forestry government contact.

Oklahoma Chamber of CommeceDelivers a wealth of information about Oklahoma businesses.  Highlights include a  Business Services and Start-Up Guide including a section on Oklahoma Business Licensing and Operating Requirements.

Oklahoma Secretary of State – Steps to Start your BusinessThe steps to completing a business registration process in the State of Oklahoma. These steps will apply to almost all new business start-ups.

Oklahoma District Office of the Small Business Administration – State contact information  and the SBA’s Resource Guide for Small Business – Oklahoma Edition.

Oklahoma Society of CPAs –  The Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) is the only statewide professional organization for Oklahoma CPAs.  Formed in  1918 with a charter membership of 31, the Society now numbers over 6,000 CPAs in public practice, private industry, government and education. This link will take you to their “For the Public” page which assists in finding a CPA, explaining why you may need one, finding a speaker for your next event, and obtaining financial literacy materials.

Survey of Current Business – The monthly Survey of Current Business is the definitive source of information by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis about its economic accounts. Monthly updates present the latest national, international, regional, and industry estimates, and keep business leaders up to date on relevant BEA issues and initiatives.

Survey Monkey – Put your finger on the pulse of your customers with this free basic service. Create and publish custom online surveys to gather data you can use.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Find your local branch, figure out how to start, learn about new taxes and much more at the national Chamber of Commerce site.

U.S. Copyright Office – Find all of the forms, publications and information you need to copyright your original work.

U.S. Department of Labor: Office of Small Business Programs The OSBP promotes opportunities for small businesses, especially disadvantaged businesses, women-owned businesses, HUBZone businesses and businesses owned by disabled veterans.

 U.S. Patent and Trademark OfficeOfficial site for searching the U.S. patent database. Includes international treaties, statutes and patent news.

U.S. Small Business Administration – What does SBA offer to small business owners? The programs are many and varied, and the qualifications for each are specific. SBA can help facilitate a loan for you with a third party lender, guarantee a bond, or help you find venture capital. Understanding how SBA works is the first step towards receiving assistance.  SBA provides a number of financial assistance programs for small businesses that have been specifically designed to meet key financing needs, including debt financing, surety bonds, and equity financing.