Arkadelphia Area ASBTDC Events

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

QuickBooks: Beyond the Basics

Date: May 26, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: HSU-Hot Springs Landmark Building
City: Hot Springs

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.

 

QuickBooks Online

Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: HSU-Hot Springs Landmark Building
City: Hot Springs

Description: This workshop works with QuickBooks Online users to routinely utilize the program online. Topics include: Moving Around QuickBooks, Entering Transactions, Generating Reports, and Backing Up Files. **Please note that only 12 seats are available. Pre-payment required.

 

Build Revenue with Successful Sales

Date: June 4, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: HSU Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

Description: Are you looking for ways to increase your sales and revenue? Are you lacking the proper techniques and training for successful sales? If so, join us for this extensive seminar where we will teach you the proper ways to train your staff and successfully sell to your customers.

 

Marketing Techiniques for Your Small Business

Date: June 8, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Rich Mountain Community College
City: Mena

Description: A small marketing budget doesn’t have to mean restricted resources. Get an overview of general marketing techniques, accompanied by suggestions for 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.

 

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

Date: June 9, 2015
Time: 8:00 am
Location: The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
City: Hot Springs

Description: Businesses with complete online listings are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers. Our office will partner with Impact 360 Media and the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce to offer a hands-on workshop that allows you to see what your listing looks like on Google & includes work time to manage your own listing.

 

Get Started with Pinterest & Instagram

Date: June 10, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

Description: In this seminar we will explore how these social networks may fit your business and how to make these effective.

 

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

Date: June 11, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
City: Hot Springs

Description: Businesses with complete online listings are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers. Our office will partner with Impact 360 Media and the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce to offer a hands-on workshop that allows you to see what your listing looks like on Google & includes work time to manage your own listing.

 

Small Business Startup Summit

Date: June 16, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: HSU Landmark Building
City: Hot Springs

Description: This seminar prepares you for the intensive business planning process, identifies major steps crucial to starting a business, and discusses start-up requirements and common pitfalls that you will face as an entrepreneur. We will also explain and illustrate the business plan format. A business plan will help you evaluate and define your concept.

 

E-Store in a Day

Date: June 19, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: HSU Mooney Hall Room 307B
City: Arkadelphia

Description: Does your business website need an online store? Have you been held back by a lack of funds or a lack of technical skills? Then, “Web Store in a Day” is the hands-on workshop for you! You’ll be taken step-by-step through creating attractive, functional web store. All participants receive a free workbook with detailed instructions.

 

Advanced Facebook

Date: June 24, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: CCCUA-Nashville
City: Nashville

Description: This hands-on class will show you step-by-step how to create various marketing techniques for your business on Facebook. Attendees should have basic computer skills and already have a personal Facebook profile.

 

Excellent Customer Service

Date: June 30, 2015
Time: 10:30 am
Location: CCCUA-DeQueen
City: DeQueen

Description: Exceptional customer service is a cost-free marketing technique, as well as a way to set your business apart from your competitors. Join us in learning how to stop barriers to exceptional customer service, meet customer expectations, handle unhappy customers and create a culture of customer service!

 

Lunch and Learn: Advanced Facebook

Date: July 8, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Grant County Chamber of Commerce
City: Sheridan

Description: We invite you to bring your lunch and join us for our Advanced Facebook class. This hands-on class will show you step-by-step how to create various marketing techniques for your business on Facebook. Attendees should have basic computer skills and already have a personal Facebook profile.

 

Managing Your Employees

Date: July 9, 2015
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

Description: This training will provide an overview of the many aspects of human resources management. During this session, we will provide training on the following topics: Fair Labor Standards Act, diversity in the workplace, effective recruiting, effective hiring, retaining employees, and competing for good employees.

 

Small Business Startup Summit

Date: July 13, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: HSU Mooney Hall Room 207
City: Arkadelphia

Description: This seminar prepares you for the intensive business planning process, identifies major steps crucial to starting a business, and discusses start-up requirements and common pitfalls that you will face as an entrepreneur. We will also explain and illustrate the business plan format. A business plan will help you evaluate and define your concept.

 

Lunch and Learn: Business Etiquette

Date: July 15, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Pike County Library
City: Murfreesboro

Description: Good manners are good business, yet rudeness runs rampant! The cyber, cellular, time-compressed business world of the 21st century has created new situations. Everyone in your organization can gain confidence in their knowledge of the rules. Bring your lunch and join us for this seminar so that you can start using this marketing advantage.

 

Website in a Day

Date: July 17, 2015
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 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.

 

Operating a Home-Based Business

Date: July 22, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Fordyce Bank & Trust
City: Fordyce

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.

 

Boosting Business with Great Customer Reviews

Date: July 23, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: CCCUA-DeQueen
City: DeQueen

Description: Do you know what your customers are saying about your business online? This seminar will lead you through the various online customer review sites, how to create compelling business listings for the most popular sites, and tips for getting great customer reviews!

 

Website in a Day

Date: July 28, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Rich Mountain Community College
City: Mena

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.

 

Money Management for Your Small Business

Date: July 30, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: HSU Mooney Hall
City: Arkadelphia

Description: Cash planning is often the key to business survival. Learn the concepts of short and long term cash budgeting. Do you know your cash needs for next year, next month, or even tomorrow? Don’t gamble with the money of your business. Learn to take control of your cash planning now.

 

E-Store in a Day

Date: August 4, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Rich Mountain Community College
City: Mena

Description: Does your business website need an online store? Have you been held back by a lack of funds or a lack of technical skills? Then, “E-Store in a Day” is the hands-on workshop for you! You’ll be taken step-by-step through creating attractive, functional web store. All participants receive a free workbook with detailed instructions.

 

Excellent Customer Service

Date: August 10, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Fordyce Bank & Trust
City: Fordyce

Description: Exceptional customer service is a cost-free marketing technique, as well as a way to set your business apart from your competitors. Join us in learning how to stop barriers to exceptional customer service, meet customer expectations, handle unhappy customers and create a culture of customer service!

 

Website in a Day

Date: August 14, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: HSU Landmark Building
City: Hot Springs

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.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: August 18, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Glenwood Country Club
City: Glenwood

Description: This seminar prepares you for the intensive business planning process, identifies major steps crucial to starting a business, discusses key issues that affect the success of your business, and discusses start-up requirements and common pitfalls that you will face as an entrepreneur. (Veterans attend FREE)

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: August 18, 2015
Time: 3:15 pm
Location: Glenwood Country Club
City: Glenwood

Description: 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 seminar will explain and illustrate the business plan format.

 

Effective Holiday Marketing

Date: August 20, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Grant County Chamber of Commerce
City: Sheridan

Description: 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 that are specific to the holidays. Topics include creating a marketing plan & calendar, determining how to reach your customers for the holidays, & discussing marketing methods.

 

Get Started with Pinterest & Instagram

Date: August 26, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Pike County Library
City: Murfreesboro

Description: In this seminar we will explore how these social networks may fit your business and how to make these effective.

 

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.

 

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