Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs

4/14/22 9:06:53 AM — Photos of Tulsa Authority of Economic Opportunity projects. Photo by Shane Bevel

An Economy Built for Everyone

Whether it’s a new restaurant or an IT firm, there has never been a better time than now to start a business in Tulsa. Access to capital and mentorships in Tulsa continue to grow, and resources like the Tulsa Small Business Connection provide entrepreneurial education, management training, growth assistance and strategy.

Inc. Magazine ranked Tulsa 19th in rate of entrepreneurship, noting Tulsa’s nonprofit coworking space at 36 Degrees North and venture capital investment firm i2E. Tulsa also ranked in WalletHub’s Best Cities for Hispanic Small Businesses in 2019. PartnerTulsa is here to help new business owners facilitate their ventures – whether by increasing access to capital, providing connections to public contracting opportunities, or partnering to increase mentorship and support programs.

Impact Story

Community Partner Profile: How TEDC Empowers Entrepreneurs

Each month we highlight community members and the projects they lead. Interested in keeping up with our work? Sign up for our newsletter for monthly updates and breaking news. Recently honored as the 2023 Anna C. Roth Legacy Honoree at the Pinnacle…

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The Stories That Inspire Us

May 21, 2024

Community Partner Profile: How Build In Tulsa is Closing the Wealth Gap for Black Entrepreneurs

Before she became the Managing Director of Build in Tulsa, lifelong Tulsan Ashli Sims (pictured above, at center) worked as a news reporter, an advocate for vulnerable children, a fundraiser and a nonprofit leader. Now…
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May 20, 2024

Small Business Focus: Avanzando Juntos Grantee Finds Her Niche in Home Staging

Recently we received the following testimonial from Mayleth Arcia, an interior designer who emigrated to Tulsa in 2008 and has been able to realize her professional dreams through help from Avanzando Juntos. What follows is…
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May 20, 2024

Staff Highlight: Kian Kamas Reflects on Building Teams and Leading Transformational Change

In February, PartnerTulsa’s founding Executive Director, Kian Kamas, announced her plans to step down after three years of building and leading the organization. This month we’re dedicating our Staff Highlight to an interview with Kian…
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Michelle Barnett
Svp, Economic & Workforce Development (918) 805-0292