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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 University ASBTDC Business Consultant Robert Bahn for assistance.

The ASBTDC provided market research that included industry information as well as demographics on Cantin and Rainwater’s specific target market. Bahn helped the pair to develop a three-year projection of income and expenses and a loan proposal for their bank.

“The small business center at ASU was very instrumental in helping us get everything put together that we needed to apply and be approved for a loan,” said Cantin.