Small Business Organizations
Offering assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs:
- SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
- Small Business Administration
- Oklahoma Small Business Development Center (OSBDC)
- Tulsa Regional Chamber
- American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma
- Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Greenwood Chamber of Commerce
- Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma
- Oklahoma Department of Commerce
- Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST)
OCAST fosters innovation in existing and developing businesses, helps Oklahomans develop the products, technology and treatments of tomorrow and moves those high- potential research projects into the marketplace.
- Tulsa Organizations & Services (freely available)
Use this community information service to look up information about public activities in Tulsa including, adult & continuing education opportunities, trade & professional groups, speakers, government agencies, & meeting room availability.
TCCL Research Wizard
The TCCL Research Wizard, a fee based service, can supply the numbers and background information to inform, guide and support your marketing plan or business strategy.
Market Research Specialties
Research Wizard sources contain most of the information you need to make good marketing decisions. Some of the specialty areas include the following:
- Local, state, and national demographic & economic data
- Market statistics on production, consumption and sales
- Current health of the market
- Forecast for demand and projected trends
- Identification of market leaders
Small Business Reference Center
This resource offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.
Business videos provide critical information for business owners: interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos help foster success in all aspects of managing a business.
A collection of state-specific resources supports the researcher with demographic data and other local information.
Search for Business Planning.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - High-quality specialized encyclopedias and other reference sources once accessible only in the library are now available online from the library or remotely 24/7. Find books on starting a small business and business planning.
Includes the Business Plans Handbook - a compilation of actual business plans developed by small businesses throughout North America.
Reference for Business- Encyclopedia of Small Business – has the Business Plan Handbook available online.