Cox Small Business Leadership Academy

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Learn how to market your business, increase revenue, and enhance your management skills in this 10-week program.

Designed for all small business owners and leaders, there is a special emphasis to empower businesses owned or led by minorities, veterans, women, Native Americans, and individuals with disabilities. 

The primary goal of the program is to increase the pool of diverse suppliers in the Tulsa metro area by developing and growing those businesses. Cox will underwrite the full cost for those selected to participate in the Small Business Leadership Academy.

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Program Outcomes

Each participant will:

  • Develop skills critical for growth
  • Be introduced to additional resources to help create new opportunities
  • Interact with Cox and Tulsa Community College business subject matter experts
  • Receive a certificate and three continuing education units

Program Plan

Session topics:

  • Cash management
  • Digital marketing and database connections
  • Managing for innovation and growth
  • Negotiation skills
  • Process mapping and continuous improvement
  • Strategies for competitive advantage
  • Strategy mapping and metrics
  • Team management
TCC Cox Small Business Leadership Graduate Tabitha Tate

Growth & Encouragement

This program partnered with TCC encouraged us to look at how we managed our business from top to bottom to work more efficiently. The course instructor was knowledgeable, and other business participants shared their experiences which were encouraging.

Tabitha D. Tate

Cox Small Business Leadership Academy Graduate

TCC Cox Small Business Leadership Graduate Isom E. Hill

Lasting Positive Change

Each week we continued class discussions outside of class to help create lasting positive changes in our business. Some areas we saw a significant difference were in our organizational, finance, and our approach to collaborations with other businesses.

Isom E. Hill

Cox Small Business Leadership Academy Graduate

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TCC Pete Seldon, EdD

Pete Selden, EdD

VP of Workforce Development


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