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Navy SBIR Webcast Is Dec. 5

November 28th, 2017 by Gwen Green

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will host a U.S. Navy/Department of Defense SBIR Webcast on Dec. 5 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Reynolds Business Center. The live webcast will run from 7:30 to 11 a.m., followed by one-on-one appointments with D. Michael Kitchens of Naval Sea Systems Command SBIR. […]

  Are you interested in starting a business to make a difference, not just a profit? Here’s the thing: To change the world and help others, your business has to succeed. University of Arkansas at Little Rock students and faculty are invited to join us during Global Entrepreneurship Week as we discuss how you can start well, […]

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Rural Marketing Workshops Start Oct. 3

September 21st, 2017 by Gwen Green

ASBTDC is rolling out two new workshops this fall and offering them free of charge in rural hub cities around the state. At “Make a Marketing Map for Your Rural Business,” participants will map out a quick-action plan to target and reach more customers. The program will also offer specific ideas for boosting sales through […]

Selling Is All About Relationships

July 26th, 2017 by Gwen Green

In an increasingly complex selling world, successful sales professionals use relationship-oriented selling approaches to help their customers win. The reality is that true relationships foster loyalty, which in turn builds a sustainable pipeline, ultimately making it possible to meet or exceed goals. At “How to Gain Interest and Overcome Objections,” a Dale Carnegie Training program […]

Arkansas small businesses can explore doing business with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration July 20 in Little Rock. The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, in cooperation with the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, is hosting Doing Business with NASA at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Any company interested in learning about […]

The federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs provide early-stage research and development funding for small firms to commercialize technology. To inform Arkansas entrepreneurs and researchers about agency opportunities and the application requirements, ASBTDC offers live webinars about SBIR/STTR. Upcoming webinars will include Tips for Writing a SBIR/STTR Proposal Application, along with several […]

The U.S. Small Business Administration and its national partners are hosting informative (and free!) webinars during National Small Business Week. View the schedule and sign up today.

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Lean Canvas Training Coming to 4 Cities

February 21st, 2017 by Gwen Green

If you want to understand your customer and your market better, the Lean Canvas is a great tool. The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will offer a how-to seminar, “Creating a Lean Canvas for Your Business,” in four locations around the state. Little Rock, April 18 (register) Jonesboro, May 4 (register) Hot Springs, […]

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Step-by-Step Training for New Businesses

January 13th, 2017 by Pamela Reed

Are you a new business owner or thinking about starting a business? Then you may be interested in our step-by-step training track. This track will feature six basic seminars that are essential for laying a strong business foundation that can increase the success of your business. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at […]

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Small business owners can reduce stress and avoid costly mistakes with effective tax planning and recordkeeping techniques. On Jan. 11, Neil Denman of Denman, Hamilton, & Associates, CPA, LLC will help small business owners develop an effective tax plan and recordkeeping process, using Internal Revenue Service requirements and proven industry techniques. With more than 25 […]

What’s It Like to be a Collegiate Entrepreneur?

November 2nd, 2016 by Gwen Green

ASBTDC Business Consultant Blake Norman will share his first-hand entrepreneurial experience at “My Student Startup Story” Nov. 16. The event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week activities in the Little Rock area. Norman, former co-owner of Beyond Boundaries Outdoor & Adventure, will lead a discussion about what entrepreneurship looks like for college students in today’s startup landscape […]

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Increasing Tourism in Region Goal of Event

October 24th, 2016 by Gwen Green

Tourism is a major industry in Arkansas. Small businesses looking to capitalize on tourism are encouraged to participate in an event hosted by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State University. “Increasing Tourism in Northeast and North Central Arkansas” will be Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 1-3 p.m. at The Sheid at ASU-Mountain […]

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State Summit for Life Science Companies Is Oct. 19

September 30th, 2016 by Gwen Green

The Arkansas Life Sciences Summit organized and hosted by UAMS BioVentures is coming up Oct. 19 in Conway. Patrick Plues of Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) will be the keynote speaker. The summit will also showcase life science-based companies from Arkansas and include breakout sessions and panel discussions. The companies presenting will include Infinite Enzymes LLC, […]

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Four sessions focused on the customer will comprise the first STaR Institute at the Arkansas Hospitality Association’s annual Vendor Showcase and Convention. The showcase, the largest hospitality industry event in Arkansas, is Sept. 14-15 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will lead the educational sessions, which will […]

Summer QuickBooks Classes

May 26th, 2016 by Gwen Green

A shoe box is no way to keep up with your business expenses. QuickBooks accounting software is a popular option for small businesses. You can get acquainted with QuickBooks and develop your skills at QuickBooks seminars hosted by ASBTDC. Using our laptop computers, participants get hands-on training and experience in the QuickBooks environment. On July 22, […]

New Seminar: Getting to Know Your Customers

April 21st, 2016 by Gwen Green

Understanding your customers is crucial to small business success. Coming up May 25 in Little Rock, our new seminar, “Getting to Know Your Customers,” is recommended for both startup and existing businesses. Learn about no-cost marketing research tools and assistance to help you understand and define your market, find your competition, and keep up with industry trends. […]

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SBIR Road Tour

April 14th, 2016 by Gwen Green

The nationwide SBIR Road Tour is coming to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock next week. The tour will be at UALR April 19 to promote the federal Small Business Innovation Research program. SBIR and its sister Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) provide $2.5 billion annually to small companies for state-of-the-art research and product […]

ATU Center to Host Women in Business Conference

April 5th, 2016 by Gwen Green

The  Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas Tech University will hold a Women in Business Conference April 14 on the Russellville campus. The center is working with ATU student organization Enactus on the event, which will feature four TED-style presentations. Successful entrepreneurs Cindy Mahan, Lauren Stinson, and Martha Moore will discuss their journeys of turning their passions into […]

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Small Town Marketing Lunch & Learn in Cabot

March 9th, 2016 by Gwen Green

In coordination with the Cabot Chamber of Commerce, the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present a “Small Town Marketing” Lunch & Learn on April 11. The one-hour program will explore basic marketing principles and discuss creative marketing tactics to successfully promote your business and reach your potential customers, even on a small budget. Join us […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Exporting Expert to Lead Workshops

August 19th, 2015 by Gwen Green

Want more customers? Expand your market beyond the U.S. border with exporting. ASBTDC has invited Elyse Eriksson, managing director of Export Connector and creator of The Riddle of the Exporter, to lead three full-day exporting workshops. The events are Oct. 13 in Fort Smith, Oct. 15 in Little Rock, and Oct. 20 in Jonesboro. Eriksson will share […]

Brush Up on Trademark Basics Aug. 12

August 3rd, 2015 by Gwen Green

How are you protecting your intellectual property? Aug. 12 in Little Rock, “Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know Not, Not Later” will look  at the differences in trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and business name registrations, plus critical factors in selecting a trademark that will be both federally registered and legally protectable, and more. […]

Getting Businesses on the Map with Google

July 16th, 2015 by Gwen Green

Small businesses that have complete business information online are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers, and listing your business with Google makes it easier for customers to find you online. The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is partnering with Google on its national project to get every local business “on the map” and listed […]

Start Your Business The Right Way

May 29th, 2015 by Shannon Roberts

Are you dreaming of owning your own business, but you’re really not sure where to start? At “Start Your Business the Right Way,” a special one-day event on June 26, we will cover the key components to successfully starting a small business. We’ll discuss basic steps and requirements for getting started, how to create a business plan using our […]

Join Us This Summer for a Webinar

May 22nd, 2015 by Gwen Green

Get a cool drink, sit down in some air-conditioning, and join ASBTDC for a one-hour webinar this summer. From patents to Pinterest, we have a full slate of topics on tap. The live sessions are led by ASBTDC staff and subject matter experts, and participation is free. Webinar schedule  

The ASBTDC regional office at Henderson State University will hold a small business forum May 21 on opportunities for current and prospective small business owners who are minorities or service-disabled veterans. The Arkansas Economic Development Commission Small and Minority Business Division is partnering on the free event, which will be held in Arkadelphia. The forum […]

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Free Webinars for Arkansas Small Businesses

January 20th, 2015 by Gwen Green

Current and prospective small business owners can beef up their business knowledge and skills through free online training offered by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. The center is hosting 16 live webinars, or online seminars, through April on topics such as small business financing, marketing and legal issues. Most last one hour. […]

University researchers and owners of innovation-based small businesses wanting to pursue Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer funding are invited to participate in SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal Writing Workshops in 2015. ASBTDC will offer the full-day training in Little Rock on Feb. 20 and in Fayetteville on April 21. Each year, small companies receive more […]

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Free Small Business Events in Faulkner County

September 18th, 2014 by Gwen Green

To assist small businesses in Faulkner County, where devastating tornadoes tore through this spring, the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is offering a series of seminars in the county at no cost to local businesses. Click the links for seminar descriptions or to register. Pre-registration is required. Wednesday, Sept. 24 – Facebook, Profiles, Pages & […]

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Little Rock Startup Weekend

September 3rd, 2014 by Gwen Green

Little Rock Startup Weekend is Sept. 12-14 at Acxiom’s River Market Tower. Startup Weekend is an intensive 54-hour experience for designers, developers, marketers, strategists, and entrepreneurs. Anyone can pitch a business idea, and teams form to develop the best ones. At Startup Weekend you get… Access to amazing startup mentors Opportunity to use 3D printers […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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. […]

On the heels of last year’s successful round of training, Connect Arkansas and ASBTDC are partnering again in 2014 to offer online marketing workshops for small businesses at no charge. More than 300 participants attended events in 2013 to build or improve their online presence. This year in partnership with Connect Arkansas, ASBTDC is conducting […]

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The Affordable Care Act and Your Business

December 30th, 2013 by Gwen Green

The Affordable Care Act is reality now, and businesses can’t ignore it. Small business owners need to develop a plan to ensure their businesses can handle the requirements of the ACA in 2014 and the coming years. The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is offering training on the ACA around the state. Thanks […]