Small Business Management - Mission
The Metro Technology Centers - Business Development Center's mission is to prepare entrepreneur minded people for successful business by developing, promoting and protecting businesses in the greater Oklahoma City area and to support the advancement, education and economic growth of the community.
The key objectives for the Business Development Center are based on the principle of generating wealth and employment that facilitate reinvestment in the community through new and/or existing business. Therefore, the success of our business clients is the key. The Business Development Center (BDC) will provide one-on-one business counseling, training programs, and other resources that promote the information and advancement of small business. The following objectives are cornerstones to BDC:
- Contribute to the economic development of the Oklahoma City area;
- Be a contributor for future employment growth;
- Promote diversification of new and innovative ideas;
- Provide technical, financial, business, and marketing support for business start-ups.
Our main objectives are based on the need to provide entrepreneurs the utmost level of support to ensure that business growth is feasible. It's important for the businesses to grow and to succeed. This is an intricate part of Metro Technology Centers - Business Development Center's success, as is business retention for those companies that are located in the Oklahoma City area.
The key long-term objective is to promote new businesses that will create new employment opportunities for the citizens in and around the Oklahoma City area. This will be realized through the development of innovation and exposing innovators to individuals in similar circumstances. This means developing relationships and strategic partners with those who enable entrepreneurship, including the local chambers of Oklahoma City, government agencies, local businesses and academia to maximize resources.