Arkadelphia Area ASBTDC Events

Please note: American Express not currently accepted by the Arkansas SBTDC.

Give ‘Em the Pickle: Customer Service/SELF Profile

Date: August 31, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

Description: Any business can provide basic customer service, but not every business owner wants or has the knowledge to get to the next level. In this program, you will learn what it takes for employees to work as a team. The high energy team building section will teach you about four distinct social styles, which determine how we interact with others.

 

Setting Up QuickBooks

Date: September 4, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: HSU-Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

Description: This hands-on seminar covers everything you need to know to properly set up your QuickBooks program. Specific topics include: Moving Around QuickBooks, Preferences, Chart of Accounts, and Setting Up Customers, Vendors and Other Names. **Please note that only 12 seats are available. Pre-payment required.

 

Top-Notch Customer Service

Date: September 10, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Rich Mountain Community College
City: Mena

Description: Excellent customer service is a cost-free marketing technique, as well as a way to set your business apart from your competitors. Learn how to exceed customer expectations, handle unhappy customers, and create a culture of top-notch customer service.

 

QuickBooks for Beginners

Date: September 11, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: HSU-Community Education Center
City: Hot Springs

Description: This session helps the QuickBooks user to use QuickBooks routinely while ensuring that tasks maintain fiscal accountability. Topics covered include: Debits vs. Credits, Writing Checks, Making Deposits, Entering & Paying Bills, Invoices & Receipts, and Receiving Payments. **Please note that only 12 seats are available. Pre-payment required.

 

QuickBooks: Beyond the Basics

Date: September 18, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: HSU-Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

Description: This workshop enables the experienced QuickBooks user to work with other features in QuickBooks. Topics include: Inventory, Sales Tax, Utilities, Memorized Transactions, Back-up Files, and Customizing Invoices, Receipts & Statements. **Please note that only 12 seats are available. Pre-payment required.

 

Operating a Home-Based Business

Date: September 22, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Rich Mountain Community College
City: Mena

Description: Thousands of people are running businesses out of their homes. Are you considering joining them? This seminar will help you with business planning, ideas, requirements and more to get you headed in the right direction.

 

5 Small Business Strategies for Social Media

Date: October 1, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Rich Mountain Community College
City: Mena

Description: Businesses of all sizes are using social networks to connect with customers online. We’ll show you five low-cost ways social media from Facebook to Instagram can bolster your traditional marketing efforts, and you’ll leave with your own social media marketing plan.

 

Facebook Business Pages: Beyond the “Likes”

Date: October 13, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Rich Mountain Community College
City: Mena

Description: Turn your Facebook business page into a strategic advantage. Along with an overview of Facebook basics, get tips for managing your page, setting goals, measuring content reach, and analyzing post effectiveness.

 

Put Your Business on the Map with Google (FREE!)

Date: October 15, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: The Grant County Chamber of Commerce
City: Sheridan

Description: Businesses with complete online listings are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers. Our office has partnered with Google to offer a hands-on workshop that allows you to see what your listing looks like on Google. The event will include work time for you to manage your own listing.

 

Small Business Startup Summit

Date: October 29, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: CCCUA-Nashville
City: Nashville

Description: In one day, learn how to start your business the right way. This event combines two of our most popular seminars. “Starting a Business in Arkansas,” and “How to Write a Business Plan,” outline the essential steps to start and finance a new business.

 

Put Your Business on the Map with Google (FREE!)

Date: November 12, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: CCCUA-DeQueen
City: DeQueen

Description: Businesses with complete online listings are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers. Our office has partnered with Google to offer a hands-on workshop that allows you to see what your listing looks like on Google. The event will include work time for you to manage your own listing.

 

Small Business Startup Summit

Date: November 16, 2015
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

Description: In one day, learn how to start your business the right way. This event combines two of our most popular seminars. “Starting a Business in Arkansas,” and “How to Write a Business Plan,” outline the essential steps to start and finance a new business.

 

The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

Date: November 19, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: HSU-Hot Springs
City: Hot Springs

Description: The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus™ is a clever and compelling resource for leaders at all levels. This practical class discusses how to accomplish big things in your “workshop” all year round by giving employees clear goals, solid accountabilities, ongoing feedback, coaching, recognition…the leadership traits of the Santa Claus in each of us!

 

Small Business Startup Summit

Date: December 8, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: HSU-Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

Description: In one day, learn how to start your business the right way. This event combines two of our most popular seminars. “Starting a Business in Arkansas,” and “How to Write a Business Plan,” outline the essential steps to start and finance a new business.

 

Website in a Day

Date: December 11, 2015
Time: 10:30 am
Location: HSU Mooney Hall
City: Arkadelphia

Description: Does your business need a website? Have you been held back by a lack of funds or technical skills? Come sit down with our laptop lab and design a free website using Weebly. Step-by-step, we will help you create a free account and an attractive, functional, five-page website.

 

Please note: American Express not currently accepted by the Arkansas SBTDC.