Small Business

Year after year, statistics show that Oklahoma City’s most impactful job growth comes from small businesses just like yours.

Small Business Assistance

We know starting and running a business can be tough – especially in today’s environment. Let the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Team help you maximize your potential.

How? It's easy: Simply contact us and let us help find solutions to your issues.

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Training / Workforce Development
Oklahoma's CareerTech System and Training for Industry Program (TIP) have received national recognition and have helped more than 1,700 companies to date in Oklahoma. But it's not just large corporation that can benefit from the various training and workforce development programs. 

Local Small Business Resources

  • Launch OKC Metro- Launch OKC Metro is your one-stop spot to access information on all local resources available to entrepreneurs and connect with peers. Entrepreneurs can find out how to access capital, resources, mentors and more.
  • Kiva- If you're a small business owner or entrepreneur in Oklahoma City and you could benefit from a microloan, then you need to check out Kiva. With Kiva you can raise up to $15,000 at 0% interest and no fees with terms up to 3 years.
  • gBETA- gBETA is a program of nationally ranked startup accelerator gener8tor. gBETA is a free, seven-week accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots. Each program is capped at five teams and requires no fees and no equity.
  • Builders + Backers Idea Accelerator- The Idea Accelerator — a rapid-pace, 90 day, virtual program to teach anyone Buildership™ — how to turn a promising idea into a small experiment with up to $5,000 in non-dilutive Pebble Funds.

Financing Resources
All businesses, large and small alike, need financing. But what financing resources might be available for you? A wide variety of federal, state, and local tax credit and loan programs could be at your fingertips. Our Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Team can help you learn more about these funds and credits and how you might be able to best leverage them to improve your business.

Infrastructure Needs
Location can impact success in a variety of ways. Sometimes the perfect spot doesn't always contain the ideal infrastructure setup for your business' unique needs. Street access, power, water and other factors can be big determinants to your bottom line. Our BRE Team can help find ways to maximize your enterprise’s infrastructure.

"The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's BRE staff was extremely professional and eager to help in any way, especially in helping us uncover any possible incentive programs that could give us an advantage."
-Mike Bosley, President
Beam’s Industries, Oklahoma City

In Oklahoma City, incentives aren’t just for businesses moving into the area, there are a number of programs for local companies expanding. What about a BID district? Tax Increment Financing (TIF)? How about the state’s Quality Jobs Program (QJP) and the City's new Strategic Investment Program (SIP)? The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's BRE Team can help you learn more about your options. Let us help you find out for what programs might work for you.

Helping facilitate smoother, more profitable operations for our business partners is a big priority for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. That’s why our Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Team, in partnership with the City of Oklahoma City, can’t wait to help you solve problems.

Contact us today:

Lee Copeland - Director, Talent and Business Growth    405/297-8803

Tammy Fate - Senior Manager, Retail Development and Recruitment    405/297-8958

Erik Williams - Manager, Talent and Business Growth    405/290-7067

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