Big Rock Mini Golf and Fun Park

July 25th, 2014 by Gwen Green

Marci Hugg Hall thought Little Rock needed a new leisure activity, especially for young people, that was affordable and safe, so she decided to make one. In 2013, with a master’s degree in recreation and an entrepreneurial family background, she dived into developing a family attraction – an idea she had been considering for a […]

To help Arkansans who want to open a business get started on the right foot, ASBTDC is offering a free four-part webinar series in August. Each webinar, or online seminar, will begin at noon and last one hour. Aug. 4 - Starting a Business in Arkansas Aug. 11 - To the Point Business Plan Aug. 18 - Small Business Financing […]

Disaster Prep and Recovery Webinars

June 13th, 2014 by Shannon Roberts

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present two live webinars in July on disaster preparation and recovery for businesses. Business owners, as well as community leaders and elected officials, are invited to participate. The webinars are free, but pre-registration is required. ASBTDC’s Timothy Lee will lead the training. Disaster Recovery for Small […]

Best Frickin Chicken in Town

June 11th, 2014 by Gwen Green

“I was going to do whatever it took to move my mobile food truck business into a brick-and-mortar store this year,” says Clayton Scott, co-owner of Fayetteville’s Best Frickin Chicken in Town. “We believed in our product, we had a vision, and we were tenacious.” The April 2014 grand opening of Frickin Chicken’s permanent location […]

Beebe Recognizes for Exports

May 22nd, 2014 by Gwen Green, a client business of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, received the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade in the small business category. Governor Mike Beebe presented the award to company founders Kyle and Scott Allmendinger May 22 at a luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion. The brothers founded the business […]

A resource available from the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center can help small business owners whose businesses were damaged or destroyed or operations interrupted by the April 27 tornado determine their next steps. ASBTDC’s Checklist for Re-Opening Your Business After a Disaster is a tool business owners can use to assess their financial position […]

Business Recovery Center Opens in Conway

May 9th, 2014 by Gwen Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (SBA News Release) – The U. S. Small Business Administration, Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center and Conway Chamber of Commerce today announced the opening of a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Conway. The center is specifically designed to provide key financial services to businesses impacted by the April 27 tornado. “Due to the severe property […]

The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs provide critical early-stage funding for innovative products. Learn more about SBIR/STTR through upcoming live webinars hosted by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. “Introduction to the SBIR/STTR Program,” will cover the requirements for participation in SBIR/STTR and methods for assessing qualifying technologies and […]

New! Small Business Legal Basics

April 17th, 2014 by Gwen Green

Small business owners seeking solutions for legal issues affecting their businesses can get tips from some of the region’s top law firms at a new event. Wednesday, May 7, the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center and event sponsor, Kutak Rock LLP, will offer “Small Business Legal Basics” from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. […]

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center uses cutting-edge research tools to help clients starting or expanding businesses make informed decisions. Those tools are often in the capable hands of the center’s graduate assistants. For more than 17 years, graduate assistants have done market research at ASBTDC, but the nature of their projects changed […]