Arkadelphia Area ASBTDC Events

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

Top-Notch Customer Service

Date: February 9, 2016
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Grant County Chamber of Commerce
City: Sheridan

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: February 11, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: HSU-Hot Springs
City: Hot Springs

Description: QuickBooks users will learn how to routinely use QuickBooks on a desktop 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. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

 

Small Business Startup Summit (FREE!)

Date: February 15, 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 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.

 

Business Financing Options

Date: February 17, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Pike County Library
City: Murfreesboro

Description: Do you need funding to start a business or expand an existing one? Learn about the business financing process and different sources of capital, including SBA-backed loans, traditional bank loans, micro loans, and alternative funding sources.

 

QuickBooks: Beyond the Basics

Date: February 18, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: HSU-Hot Springs
City: Hot Springs

Description: This workshop enables the experienced QuickBooks user to work with other features in the desktop version of QuickBooks. Topics include: Inventory, Sales Tax, Utilities, Memorized Transactions, Back-up Files, and Customizing Invoices, Receipts & Statements. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

 

Advanced Social Media Management

Date: February 23, 2016
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Rich Mountain Community College
City: Mena

Description: So you’re active on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, but maybe you are flying by the seat of your pants. Learn to manage your social media presence strategically and efficiently even across multiple platforms. We’ll explore how to schedule posts, create unique insights, and get the most bang for your buck when advertising on social media.

 

QuickBooks Online

Date: February 25, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: HSU-Hot Springs
City: Hot Springs

Description: This course is designed for QuickBooks users who routinely utilize the program online. Topics include: Moving Around QuickBooks, Entering Transactions, Generating Reports, and Backing-up Files. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

 

Small Business Startup Summit

Date: February 27, 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.

 

Small Business Startup Summit (FREE!)

Date: March 3, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: CCCUA-DeQueen
City: DeQueen

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: March 4, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

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.

 

Search Engine Optimization for Small Business

Date: March 8, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Rich Mountain Community College
City: Mena

Description: Would you like to fine tune your website to increase online visitors and sales? Learn about free SEO tools for researching keywords and for tracking and analyzing your online customers.

 

Introduction to Government Contracting

Date: March 10, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

Description: Government contracting is different than contracting in the private sector, so come and learn state and federal procurement processes to find out how your business can register to sell to the government. This course will be of special benefit to those companies that have no experience in government contracting or are relatively new to the process.

 

Big-Impact Marketing Techniques for Small Businesses (FREE!)

Date: March 21, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Fordyce Bank & Trust
City: Fordyce

Description: Do you have a plan for attracting customers and keeping their attention? Get simple yet effective small business marketing techniques, plus practical suggestions for small budgets. Learn how to identify your target market, create a marketing plan and calendar, develop your image and brand, and utilize online as well as traditional channels.

 

Small Business Startup Summit

Date: March 31, 2016
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.

 

SBA Certification Workshop

Date: April 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

Description: Join us to hear firsthand information about the following topics: federal government contracts, 8(a) Business Development Program, the HUBZone Program, and the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program. This presentation will include eligibility requirements for each certification.

 

Website in a Day

Date: April 7, 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.

 

Microsoft Excel for Beginners

Date: April 11, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: HSU Mooney Hall Room 307B
City: Arkadelphia

Description: This hands-on workshop will help you master the basics of Microsoft Excel for your business. Topics will include basic introduction to Excel and Windows, formatting a workbook, adding data and basic formulas, and using headers and footers and basic functions.

 

Advanced Social Media Management (FREE!)

Date: April 13, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: CCCUA-Nashville
City: Nashville

Description: So you’re active on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, but maybe you are flying by the seat of your pants. Learn to manage your social media presence strategically and efficiently even across multiple platforms. We’ll explore how to schedule posts, create unique insights, and get the most bang for your buck when advertising on social media.

 

Know Your Numbers: Financial Statements & Credit Reports

Date: April 19, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Grant County Chamber of Commerce
City: Sheridan

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. 

 

Growth and Innovation Now (GAIN) Series

Date: April 21, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: HSU-Hot Springs
City: Hot Springs

Description: This six week course is designed to assist entrepreneurs in developing a strong Business Model Canvas and then positioning them for the next stages of business. The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and lean startup template that illustrates various business elements. Each class will take place on Thursday evenings.

 

Advanced Microsoft Excel

Date: April 25, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: HSU Mooney Hall Room 307B
City: Arkadelphia

Description: This hands-on workshop will help participants master the advanced parts of Microsoft Excel. Topics covered include absolute cell references, windows view manipulation, use of logical functions and range names as well as working with tables, charts and graphics, filtering data, conditional formatting, text functions, and quick analysis.

 

Small Business Startup Summit

Date: April 26, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm
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.

 

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