Arkadelphia Area ASBTDC Events

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

Small Business Startup Summit

Date: June 3, 2017
Time: 9:30 am
Location: HSU-Hot Springs Landmark Building
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. (Free to Veterans)

 

Facebook Business Pages: Beyond the Likes FREE!

Date: June 6, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: HSU-Hot Springs Landmark Building
City: Hot Springs

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.

 

Website in a Day

Date: June 8, 2017
Time: 10:00 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.

 

Free & Local Small Business Marketing

Date: June 15, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Grant County Chamber of Commerce
City: Sheridan

Description: Explore marketing approaches that are not only practical and low-cost but effective for any size business. Topics will include image development, customer service, online marketing, public relations, and other low-cost marketing methods. This fast-paced workshop provides ideas businesses can use right away.

 

Top-Notch Customer Service (FREE)

Date: June 19, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: HSU Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

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.

 

How to Write a Business Plan (FREE!)

Date: June 27, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: UA Cossatot – De Queen
City: DeQueen

Description: All businesses, especially new ventures, need a business plan. Crafting a plan helps you define your concept, evaluate your competition, determine risks, and estimate costs. Using our “To the Point” outline, learn how to put together a plan that will guide the growth of your business and that you can share with lenders and investors.

 

QuickBooks: Beginner

Date: July 11, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Henderson State University
City: Arkadelphia

Description: Are you just getting started or considering using the desktop version of QuickBooks? If so, then join us for this comprehensive class on how to set up and use the program.

 

Big-Impact Marketing Techniques for Small Businesses (FREE)

Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Fordyce Bank and 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.

 

QuickBooks: Intermediate

Date: July 18, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Henderson State University
City: Arkadelphia

Description: Do you want get the most out of QuickBooks for desktop? Join us and learn about additional features that QuickBooks offers and how those features can help you operate more efficiently.

 

Small Business Startup Summit

Date: July 19, 2017
Time: 3:00 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.

 

QuickBooks: Advanced

Date: July 25, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Henderson State University
City: Arkadelphia

Description: Are you comfortable with the basics of QuickBooks for desktop, but want to learn how to gain the maximum benefits from the program? If so, then join us for QuickBooks: Advanced and learn about all of the helpful QuickBooks features.

 

Website in a Day (FREE)

Date: August 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: UA Cossatot – De Queen
City: DeQueen

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. 

 

Small Business Startup Summit

Date: August 10, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: HSU Hot Springs Landmark Building
City: Hot Springs

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.

 

Boost Your Sales

Date: August 16, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

Description: Watch your sales and revenues grow with proven techniques. Develop a sales strategy, learn how to recognize buyers needs, strengthen your sales team’s communication with customers, and get tips for hiring, training, and evaluating salespeople.

 

Top-Notch Customer Service

Date: August 24, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Location: UA Cossatot Nashville
City: Nashville

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: August 29, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Grant County Chamber of Commerce
City: Sheridan

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.

 

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