Driving Small Business in Oklahoma

This week we celebrate family and local businesses in Oklahoma with Small Business Saturday®. More than half of driver-partners choose to drive less than ten hours per week on the Uber platform, making it a perfect option for entrepreneurs. Small business owners especially enjoy the flexibility to drive when they can, to supplement their entrepreneurial pursuits. Today we share the story of three small business owners in Oklahoma who drive on the Uber platform to help achieve their goals.

Meet Franklin


Franklin is the creator and owner of Mays Coffee & Tea in Norman, Oklahoma. We got to learn more about Franklin’s passion for fine coffee and tea while growing his business. “Driving on the Uber platform helps me achieve my business goals by identifying businesses that I might not have seen or visit while out picking up or dropping off riders. Driving with Uber also allows me to make money to pay for some of my business expenses, especially gas when I visit new clients for my tea and coffee business. Sometimes, I will also offer riders a free sample of my great coffee and tea!”

Learn more about Franklin’s coffee and tea business here.

Meet Robb


Robb is the owner of Carnival Cafe & Catering in Oklahoma City. He started with a small food truck business that he has further developed into event organizing and planning. “Our newest investment is into creating Cater Aid. I drive Uber making extra cash & full use of the scene I’m at picking up uber riders, & staying close to manage Operations on my business! Driving uber on my time is the best option I have as a second job while I continue the pride that is being self employed!

Learn more about Robb’s catering business here.

Meet Shawn & Amber


Shawn and Amber are the owners of Red Rose Paddocks, a horse boarding facility in Norman, OK. Shawn and Amber choose to partner with Uber because of the security it offers to provide a steady stream of income. Amber tells us, “driving with Uber has allowed us to take in a rescue horse and provide the necessary treatment to make her healthy again. Having the extra funds allowed us to provide the extra food, veterinary care, medicines, and everything else. We are able to do all this without putting a strain on our budget because of partnering with Uber.”

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