We want to help you be successful in starting a business here in Muskogee!  Our Chamber can provide guidance on how to get started in your journey to becoming a business owner.  Use our “road map” to help you get started, to navigate obtaining the required permits and documentation, and to provide lists of contacts and resources that will be helpful to you to make forward progress.Click on any of the Road Map Stops below to get more information and help with each.  We recommend you follow the Road Map in the order we have provided but some adjustments can be made to your trip to accommodate where you are in the start-up process.

Road Map Stop #1-Create a Business Plan
Road Map Stop #2-Choose a Location
Road Map Stop #3-Establish a Business Structure
Road Map Stop #4-Register with the State of Oklahoma
Road Map Stop #5-Secure Financing
Road Map Stop #6-Register with Tax Entities
Road Map Stop #7-Obtain Professional & Occupational Licenses
Road Map Stop #8-Understand & Implement City of Muskogee Processes and Permits

Resources List

Need or want additional educational opportunities or advice?  Consider attending the monthly Muskogee Small Business Forum series.  The Small Business Forum Series is a partnership between the Muskogee Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Muskogee.  The sessions will be provided free of charge to any one who wishes to attend.  Topics each month include important issues for business including topics such as “Over the Top Customer Service”, “Building Your Network”, “Maximizing Social Media,” and much more.  Check back for dates, times and location of these monthly Forums.

Please contact Kevin Igert at the Chamber, 918.682.2401 or via email at kevin@muskgoeechamber.org if we can help you.

The Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Muskogee recently teamed up to host a workshop for business owners and members of the community to learn more about the new tax accounting and reform issues. We know schedules are busy, so just in case you missed the workshop, below you will find the power point information provided by Polston Tax Resolution & Accounting.

Click Here to see the presentation.