Business And Entrepreneurial Services
Business And Industry


The BES program assists start-ups and existing small businesses in fulfilling their goals for self-employment and  business growth.  HPTC’s BES Coordinator partners with program participants to create healthy, dynamic and successful long-term business ventures that grow jobs to contribute to the economic vitality of the local workforce and community.

Our goal is to provide each client with one-on-one training, consulting and seminars. The one-on-one conferences are held with each client at his or her place of business or at HPTC. Consultations provide the necessary individual assistance as well as the privacy required for identifying areas of vulnerability improvement within the enterprise.

Our Business & Entrepreneurial Services Coordinator will also serve as the relationship manager between our clients and professional resources in the marketplace such as bankers, accountants, sales trainers, marketing, insurance, human resource professionals, and successful entrepreneurs.  We are confident in our ability to help you help your business! We use our mentoring system to help provide you with clear direction while also helping you find the appropriate next steps needed to accomplish your business goals.

Workshops and classes are designed especially for the owners of new and existing businesses. These classes demonstrate practical methods and ideas for the further growth and development of each client’s business.

Assistance is available with Business Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Employment Issues, Financial Management & Analysis, and Business Technologies. We also aim to help leaders of organizations, along with their employees, create work environments that are highly productive, continually profitable and hopefully, an enjoyable place to work.

Companies and individuals can turn to HPTC to provide training that is easily available, flexible and affordable. 

For more information on the BES program, contact Andra Smith at 580.571.6186, or

     HPTC Client Success Stories & Testimonials

  Fresh Hospitality Inc | Jenny Desai

"Andra at HPTC in conjunction with the Oklahoma SBDC has been a huge asset to us while navigating the COVID-19 relief packages. The rules and regulations affecting the economic relief packages are changing very often, sometimes hourly, and Andra is always quick to call or email us with an update. She's been straightforward with her answers. We feel like we've been able to make good decisions for our businesses based on Andra's advice. We're so happy to have had her help - we look forward to working on more (hopefully easier) projects with High Plains Tech Center and Oklahoma SBDC advisors like Andra!"

 A Touch of Home | Owner - Claudia West

Claudia West has operated A Touch of home since 1996, during that time the business has evolved and survived many different types of economic issues including several oilfield downturns, a tornado in 2012 and now the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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  Persimmon Creek Gifts | Owner - Laura Cornett

Laura began working with HPTC and the OKSBDC in 2017 with SBDC, Advisor Andra Smith. In 2020, Laura began focusing on new age marketing strategies, with SBDC Advisor, Bobbi Holliday. 

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