How To Start A Business In Oklahoma

How to Start a Business In Oklahoma

The State of Oklahoma is a great place to start a business.

Getting started– The state of Oklahoma provides a few helpful websites for getting your business started: and

Here is a link to Oklahoma’s Business Start-Up Guide:

-Register your business name.

Find out more about registering a fictitious name here:

If you need help choosing a business name: 12 Tips to Help Choose a Business Name

-Select your business structure.

Decide what type of business structure you want to have–Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here:

-Register your business with Oklahoma.

You can register your new business with the state of Oklahoma here:

-Open a Business Checking Account.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your business with your new business name.

-Find out about taxes and hire an accountant.

You may choose to file your own taxes if you are a small company. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here: and

-Get Liability Insurance.

You may want to consider liability insurance depending on what type of services you will offer.

-Find out if you need a license to operate in your city.

You may be required to obtain a license to operate your business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.