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, […]

Global Entrepreneurship Week Lunch & Learns

October 20th, 2015 by Gwen Green

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center invites UALR students, faculty, and staff to explore entrepreneurship’s possibilities and opportunities with us during Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 16-20. Now in its sixth year, Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth […]

“These cars are a precursor to the future,” says Bob Munger, co-founder of Sustainable Urban Mobility, or SUMO. Munger and co-founder Mikel Lolley met at a U.S. Green Building Council Conference five years ago and found that they shared a passion for electric vehicles and car sharing. The two opened their SUMO pay-as-you-go service in Fayetteville this summer. “Our low-speed electric […]

Fine Serving on National Operations Committee

October 9th, 2015 by Gwen Green

ASBTDC Associate Director Laura Fine is a new member of the Operations Committee for America’s SBDC, the national association of Small Business Development Centers. The Operations Committee advises the America’s SBDC board and works cooperatively with the board chair and association president to represent the 63 SBDC networks in negotiations with the Small Business Administration […]

Fox, Harton Take on Center Director Roles

October 7th, 2015 by Gwen Green

Two regional offices in the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center statewide network have new center directors. William “Bill” Fox was named center director of the ASBTDC at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville following the summer retirement of Larry Brian. A business consultant at the center since 2007, Bill will continue to assist small business clients while […]

State Star Hawkins Tours Silicon Valley

October 6th, 2015 by Gwen Green

Arkansas State Star Ronda Hawkins recently visited Intuit, Google, and Facebook headquarters. The Silicon Valley tour for State Stars was organized by entrepreneur and USA Today columnist Rhonda Abrams in conjunction with the Annual Conference of America’s Small Business Development Centers Sept. 8-11 in San Francisco. A State Star is chosen from each state, regional, […]

Birth Central Doulas

September 24th, 2015 by Gwen Green

When Kayla Bradbury decided to pursue her dream of starting Birth Central Doulas, she turned to the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University. Birth Central Doulas is a birth services agency providing birth and postpartum doula support, childbirth education classes, and belly casting to families in Hot Springs and the […]

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will offer free business startup training in American Sign Language for deaf entrepreneurs, as well as free events for existing businesses that want to become more “deaf friendly.” On Oct. 13, licensed ASL interpreters will help conduct “Starting a Business in Arkansas” and “How to Write a […]