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Arkadelphia Area ASBTDC Events

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

Top-Notch Customer Service (FREE)

Date: October 4, 2016
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Heartland Bank
City: Fordyce

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.

 

Website in a Day (FREE!)

Date: October 6, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: HSU Community Education Center
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 us 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.

 

Small Business Startup Summit (FREE)

Date: October 8, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: HSU-Hot Springs
City: Hot Springs

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.

 

One Day Workshop: Getting Started with Digital Marketing and SEO (FREE)

Date: October 18, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: HSU-Hot Springs
City: Hot Springs

Description: Join us for our upcoming hands-on workshop where you will hear from digital marketing trainer, Beth Kahlich. She will explain how to choose between various types of online marketing, how to optimize your website for the search engines, and how to enhance your website overall.

 

Facebook Business Pages: Beyond the Likes

Date: October 24, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Grant County Chamber of Commerce
City: Sheridan

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.

 

Restaurant 101 (FREE)

Date: October 26, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: HSU-Hot Springs
City: Hot Springs

Description: Restaurants are among the hardest businesses to start and operate. This seminar offers an overview of what it takes to open and run a successful restaurant. Topics will include menu development, site configuration, personnel, financing, marketing, advertising, and legal considerations. Speakers: Steve Lucchi & Mike Shumsky from SCORE.

 

Small Business Forum: Arkansas Minority & Service-Disabled Veterans (FREE)

Date: November 2, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

Description: Join the ASBTDC and AEDC Small and Minority Business Division to learn about programs available to minority and service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs. Specific topics include an overview of ASBTDC and AEDC services and information about the Minority Business Enterprise Certification and Minority Business Loan Mobilization.

 

Top-Notch Customer Service (FREE)

Date: November 3, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: HSU-Hot Springs
City: Hot Springs

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.

 

Small Business Startup Summit

Date: November 7, 2016
Time: 3:30 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. (Free to Veterans)

 

Know Your Numbers: Financial Statements & Credit Reports

Date: November 17, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

Description: Maximize your profits by tracking and understanding your financials. Learn what financial information is vital to operating a business, the difference in profit and cash flow, and how to use financial statements to know exactly where you stand at all times. We will also cover what lenders look for in financial statements and credit reports. 

 

Small Business Startup Summit

Date: December 6, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

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

 

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