Do you know what you don’t know? If you are a new business owner or are planning to buy or start a business, take time to learn what you should do to start strong and stay strong. ASBTDC can help. Check out the opportunities this month for first-time business owners and startups. Snag advice from […]

ASBTDC Sets Capital Funding Record

January 28th, 2016 by Gwen Green

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center helped clients obtain an all-time record $65.3 million in capital funding for their businesses in 2015. The $65,361,455 figure includes loans and other funding obtained by current and prospective small business owners with assistance from ASBTDC. Through our seven locations across the state, ASBTDC works with Arkansans […]

Jonesboro Travel Takes Off

January 26th, 2016 by Gwen Green

Together, Amy Cantin and Larinda Rainwater have 50 years of travel planning experience between them. After being in the industry for so long, they knew it was time to open their own place. Their dream was realized when they opened the doors to Jonesboro Travel on Nov. 2, 2015. They were referred to Arkansas State […]

Real Life Apparel

January 20th, 2016 by Gwen Green

Friends Jasa Babb and Suzanne Gately along with Jasa’s daughter, Leighton, have created a new clothing line that expresses Southern style. Real Life Apparel, LLC sells T-shirts and hats for men, women, and children in a multitude of designs and colors. Each piece reflects “Southernly”themes, like sweet tea, pickup trucks, and American flags. Since its startup in […]

With assistance from the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, Tocol Pharmaceuticals and Fauxsee Innovations have won state funding to support ongoing product research and development. The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Science and Technology recently announced awards to the two companies. ASBTDC has helped six technology-based companies secure $281,861 through state channels […]

Videos Offer Startup Training in ASL

December 11th, 2015 by Gwen Green

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center’s two most popular seminars for prospective business owners are now available in American Sign Language on YouTube. New and future entrepreneurs who are deaf or hard of hearing can watch “Starting a Business” and “Writing a Business Plan” presented in ASL by licensed interpreter Timothy Lowe. The […]

Startup Training in ASL

December 10th, 2015 by Gwen Green

Two of ASBTDC’s most popular startup seminars, “Starting a Business in Arkansas” and “Writing a Business Plan,” are now available on demand in American Sign Language for new and prospective entrepreneurs who are deaf or hard of hearing. Presented in ASL by licensed interpreter Timothy Lowe, the videos are part of an inclusive entrepreneurship project targeting the deaf […]

Knighten Earns Global Business Credential

November 24th, 2015 by Gwen Green

Nancy Knighten of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center has earned a prestigious international business credential. Knighten completed requirements in October for the Certified Global Business Professional designation from NASBITE International, the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators. She is a business consultant at ASBTDC, part of the University of Arkansas […]

Creature Comforts opened in September to assist pet owners who work, travel, or just want their pets to have company during the day. The full-service boarding and day care business welcomes dogs, cats, other small mammals, birds, and reptiles. Owners Noel and Betsy Young Snyder, both former Little Rock Zoo employees, bring a combined 40 years […]

Tucker’s Ready for 1st Holiday Season

November 12th, 2015 by Gwen Green

When Tanner and Kasey Rowland decided to pursue their dream of starting a western-style clothing store, they turned to the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University. Brandon Horvath, business consultant with the HSU ASBTDC, assisted the Rowlands with putting together a business plan and a set of detailed financial projections, […]