MTC and Stillwater Library Partner to Host Free Business 101 Class

business(STILLWATER, Okla./August 20, 2014) – If opening your own business is on your bucket list, the best place to start may be a free Business 101 class.

On September 20, The Meridian Technology Center For Business Development will partner with the Stillwater Public Library and offer a two-hour Business 101 program that covers the basics of building your own business.

Brad Rickelman, Assistant Director of Meridian’s Center for Business Development, will facilitate the session and will cover the basic questions individuals should consider when deciding to open a business. He will discuss a variety of topics that entrepreneurs should consider, including the necessity of market research and financials, two major areas that cause trouble for all new businesses.

The session is from 10 am – noon and is open to the public. The course is free, but an RSVP in encouraged. Contact the Stillwater Public Library by phone at (405) 372-3633 ext. 8106 or send an email to to reserve your spot.

The Center for Business Development is dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs through networking, education, consulting and business incubation services. Assistance is available in various areas such as marketing, product planning, international business and writing business plans.

Meridian Technology Center is a career and technology training center located in Stillwater, Okla. The center has more than 70 career majors and offers a wide variety of evening short-term courses and certifications for many diverse career fields. Meridian also offers services to businesses in need of training and development. Each year approximately 11,000 students come to Meridian from all areas of business and industry. 

For more information visit or contact the Center for Business Development by phone at (405) 377-2220 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.