Chapter 3: Employment
Section 6: Small Business Development
The Disabled Businesspersons Association is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides business information and assistance to enterprising individuals with disabilities and professionals in vocational rehabilitation, worldwide.
Through our statewide network of manufacturing extension agents and applications engineers, we provide a full range of services to companies. The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance is the go-to source for assessing needs and finding solutions available through public and private resources.
Centers provide information and assistance for business financing, writing business plans, identifying legal issues, marketing, business permits, interstate commerce and international trade. Special programs include: Minority Assistance Program, Procurement Center and Inventors Resource and Technology Center. See their website for trainings, events and counseling in your area, follow this link, www.osbdc.org/mapresults.aspx?showall=y&groupby=area, to see locations.
Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc. (REI) is a statewide non-profit economic development corporation with a mission to create/retain jobs and stimulate the economy through business and community assistance programs. REI is headquartered in Durant, Oklahoma with additional offices located in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
The SBSES is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the U.S. Department of Labor which provides information, counseling, and referrals about self-employment and small business ownership opportunities for people with disabilities. SBSES, located at the Job Accommodation Network.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Oklahoma District Office of SBA
301 N.W. 6th St., Federal Building
Oklahoma City, OK 73102