Starting Your Own Business
The CEDC is here to help with any stage of planning and starting a business. We can help with developing a business plan, finding a location, and promoting your idea. Check out the programs we offer below!
If you don’t find what you need here or have any questions, give us a call at (405) 224-0787.
Chickasha EDC Small Business Start-up Program
Apply to the Chickasha Economic Development Council (CEDC) to be considered for this program. Applicants must go through our Business Planning Program to qualify. Applicants may be from any community, but must start a business with a storefront within the city limits of Chickasha, Oklahoma.
This program provides numerous services and benefits, including rent or utility payments for three months, plus planning, training, and marketing assistance. For full details, click here.
Chickasha Tourism Grant Program
Apply to the Chickasha Economic Development Council (CEDC) to be considered for this program. This program provides financial assistance to new businesses within the city limits of Chickasha that will generate tourism revenue for the city through sales tax.
For the purpose of this grant, tourism is defined as a business that boosts the revenues of a local economy by engaging in commerce that draws visitors from outside the immediate area. For full details, click here.
- How to Start a Business in Oklahoma – OK Dept. of Commerce
- 10 Steps to Start Your Business – Small Business Administration
- How to Start a Small Business – A Veteran’s SMB Guide – Digital
- Investing in a Business – Annuity.org
- Oklahoma Small Business Development Center: Oklahoma SBDC assists small business owners and new entrepreneurs by providing no charge, one-on-one business management advising, business management workshops and business technical assistance.
- US Small Business Administration: SBA provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise to small business owners both directly and through local partners,
- REI Women’s Business Center: REI Women’s Business Center is the only one of its kind in the state. They provide training workshops and networking support to women looking to start a business in Oklahoma.
- Oklahoma Department of Commerce: OK Commerce is a resource for all business owners. It partners with businesses, governments, and organizations across the state to promote an environment in which businesses can thrive.