Arkadelphia Area ASBTDC Events

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

Marketing Techniques for Your Small Business

Date: January 6, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Arvest Bank
City: Hot Springs

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.

 

Fitness for Your Business Boot Camp

Date: January 6, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Arvest Bank
City: Hot Springs

Description: Start the new year off right for your business with our extensive Fitness for your Business Boot Camp. The four-part series will be held every Tuesday in January. Over the course of the series you will learn key information regarding the following business topics: Marketing Techniques, Human Resource Management, Cash Flow, and Microsoft Excel.

 

Website in a Day

Date: January 8, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Grant County Chamber of Commerce
City: Sheridan

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: January 12, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

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: January 12, 2015
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

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.

 

Human Resource Management

Date: January 13, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Arvest Bank
City: Hot Springs

Description: This training will provide an overview of the many aspects of human resource management. During this session, we will provide training on the following topics: Fair Labor Standards Act, Diversity, Effective Recruiting, Effective Hiring, Retaining Employees, and Competing for good employees.

 

Managing Your Cash Flow

Date: January 20, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Arvest Bank
City: Hot Springs

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.

 

Operating a Home-Based Business

Date: January 21, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: HSU Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

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.

 

Marketing Techniques for Your Small Business

Date: January 26, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: CCCUA-DeQueen
City: DeQueen

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.

 

Microsoft Excel for Your Small Business

Date: January 27, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Arvest Bank
City: Hot Springs

Description: Are you looking for ways to get the most out of Microsoft Excel for your business? Join us for an overview of Microsoft Excel basics. Topics include manipulating spreadsheets, using formulas, and utilizing workbooks for accounting and inventory purposes.

 

Boosting Business with Great Customer Reviews

Date: January 29, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Glenwood Country Club
City: Glenwood

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!

 

Setting Up QuickBooks

Date: February 5, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
City: Hot Springs

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 11 seats are available. Pre-registration is required for all attendees.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: February 9, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Pike County Library
City: Murfreesboro

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: February 9, 2015
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: Pike County Library
City: Murfreesboro

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.

 

QuickBooks for Beginners

Date: February 12, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
City: Hot Springs

Description: This session helps the 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 11 seats are available. Pre-registration is required.

 

Funding Your Business from Start to Finish

Date: February 17, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Arvest Bank
City: Hot Springs

Description: In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to hear first-hand information from a key banker in the area. We will discuss key issues that affect the success of small businesses and the common mistakes that business owners make in preparing a loan package.

 

Marketing Techniques for Your Small Business

Date: February 18, 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. 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.

 

QuickBooks: Beyond the Basics

Date: February 19, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
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 11 seats are available. Pre-registration is required.

 

Excellent Customer Service

Date: February 23, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Rich Mountain Community College
City: Mena

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!

 

Peacock in the Land of Penguins

Date: February 24, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: HSU Mooney Hall
City: Arkadelphia

Description: In this seminar, you will meet Perry the Peacock, Jack the Jaybird, Helen the Hawk and Sarah the Swan and realize we have all of these wonderful birds working among us. How good are we at appreciating what each brings to the table to make our company successful? It’s a fun colorful way to get to know how you fly through your days work.

 

Website in a Day

Date: February 25, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: CCCUA-Nashville
City: Nashville

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.

 

QuickBooks Online

Date: February 26, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
City: Hot Springs

Description: This workshop is intended for the QuickBooks user who routinely utilizes QuickBooks online. Topics include: Moving Around QuickBooks, Entering Transactions, Generating Reports, and Backing Up Files. **Please note that only 11 seats are available. Pre-registration is required.

 

Get Started with Pinterest & Instagram

Date: March 2, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: CCCUA-DeQueen
City: DeQueen

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

 

Introduction to Social Media

Date: March 5, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Fordyce Bank & Trust
City: Fordyce

Description: This presentation will cover how small businesses can use social media sites to help promote their business and grow their online presence. It will include how these sites fit into the overall online strategy, best practices on setting up accounts, and key metrics to monitor the campaign.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: March 9, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: HSU Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

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: March 9, 2015
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: HSU Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

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.

 

Marketing Techniques for Your Small Business

Date: March 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: HSU Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

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.

 

Build Revenue with Successful Sales

Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: CCCUA-Nashville
City: Nashville

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.

 

Managing Your Cash Flow

Date: March 19, 2015
Time: 5:15 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.

 

Restaurant 101

Date: March 26, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Malvern Chamber of Commerce
City: Malvern

Description: Restaurants are among the hardest businesses to start up and to operate. This seminar will offer an overview of what it takes to open and run a successful restaurant by providing step by step details such as menu development, site configuration, personnel, financing, marketing, advertising and legal issues.

 

Website in a Day

Date: March 30, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Fordyce Bank & Trust
City: Fordyce

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.

 

Human Resource Management

Date: April 7, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: HSU Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

Description: This training will provide an overview of the many aspects of human resource management. During this session, we will provide training on the following topics: Fair Labor Standards Act, Diversity, Effective Recruiting, Effective Hiring, Retaining Employees, and Competing for good employees.

 

Excellent Customer Service

Date: April 9, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Grant County Chamber of Commerce
City: Sheridan

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!

 

Operating a Home-Based Business

Date: April 16, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: CCCUA-DeQueen
City: DeQueen

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: April 20, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Fordyce Bank & Trust
City: Fordyce

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!

 

Introduction to Social Media

Date: April 21, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Pike County Library
City: Murfreesboro

Description: This presentation will cover how small businesses can use social media sites to help promote their business and grow their online presence. It will include how these sites fit into the overall online strategy, best practices on setting up accounts, and key metrics to monitor the campaign.

 

Build Revenue with Successful Sales

Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

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.

 

Business Etiquette

Date: April 29, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Glenwood Country Club
City: Glenwood

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. Start using this marketing advantage that is as important as your products and services.

 

Modeling Your Business for Success

Date: April 30, 2015
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: CCCUA-Nashville
City: Nashville

Description: Business modeling isn’t just for startups. It’s about evaluating the next steps in the dynamic planning and development process for your venture. Using the Business Model Canvas, we will explore the most important areas of your business and learn why a business should have continuous conversation to maintain a competitive edge in the market.

 

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