Webinar Series: Starting a Business
Are you thinking about opening a business? Start on the right foot with training from the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. The best part is you don’t have to go anywhere or pay anything to participate in our Starting a Business webinar series. Join us online at noon each Monday in August for these FREE one-hour sessions.
Pre-registration is required; please register for each session in which you plan to participate.
Part 1, Starting a Business in Arkansas
Monday, Aug. 4
Leader: Martha Londagin, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville ASBTDC
Get a broad overview of every facet of starting your own business. This webinar identifies key issues that affect the success of your business and discusses startup requirements and common pitfalls that you will face as a business owner.
Part 2, To The Point Business Plan
Monday, Aug. 11
Leader: Megan Whitehead, Southern Arkansas University ASBTDC
No matter how large or small, all businesses must have a business plan. A business plan will help you define your concept, evaluate your competition, determine risks, and estimate your costs. This webinar will explain and illustrate a simple business plan format.
Part 3, Small Business Financing Options
Monday, Aug. 18
Leader: Nathan George, Arkansas Tech University ASBTDC
How will you fund your business venture? This webinar will explain how and where to get financing for prospective (and existing) businesses. Credit requirements, places to go for funding, and the Small Business Administration’s loan guaranty program will be presented.
Part 4, Marketing Techniques for Small Business
Monday, Aug. 25
Leader: Julia Nipper, Southern Arkansas University ASBTDC
A small marketing budget doesn’t have to mean restricted resources for your small business. Get an overview of general marketing techniques, accompanied by suggestions for businesses with small budgets. Topics include how to create a marketing plan and calendar, determining your target markets, low-cost marketing tools, image development and branding, and e-marketing.