REI Women’s Business Center to host “First Steps to Startup Success”

Diane Vaughn

Are you planning to start a business?  Join us on Thursday, April 25 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the REI Oklahoma Conference Center, 2912 Enterprise Blvd. in Durant for “First Steps to Startup Success.”

Come prepared for a great question and answer session.  The workshop provides overviews of common start up questions; business structures, licenses, and permits; how to register a business in Oklahoma; financing a business; preparing a business plan; and basics of marketing and easy ways to market a business.

Your investment in the workshop is $20 and upon completing the class you will have the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a business counselor.  Attendees are encouraged to register online at

Presenters include Dewey Brandon, Oklahoma Tax Commission, and REI Oklahoma Representatives.
Partners include: Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, OKSBDC, Durant Main Street, OSU Extension, Choctaw Nation, Imagine Durant, and REI Women’s Business Center, funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration.

Contact Marla Herndon for more details at 800-658-2823. In addition, visit and for networking opportunities and a calendar of upcoming events.

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