Arkadelphia Area ASBTDC Events

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

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.

 

Building Arkansas One Small Business at a Time

Date: July 31, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: CCCUA-DeQueen
City: DeQueen

Description: Aspiring business owners, current business owners, youth entrepreneurs, & community & economic development professionals, are invited to attend this unique opportunity. You will interact with lenders, receive help with research & business planning, increase your networking results, & learn to do more business with government & private sectors.

 

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.

 

Develop an Online Boost for Your Business One-Day Series (FREE!)

Date: August 6, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: HSU Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

Description: Creating and optimizing an online presence for your business can be crucial to your success. Join us for our one-day series highlighting great tools and resources to enable you to develop and optimize your business online. This event is FREE to the public, and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration required.

 

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-Hot Springs (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.

 

Setting Up QuickBooks

Date: September 4, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: HSU-Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

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 12 seats are available. Pre-payment required.

 

Top-Notch Customer Service

Date: September 10, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Rich Mountain Community College
City: Mena

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: September 11, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: HSU-Community Education Center
City: Hot Springs

Description: This session helps the QuickBooks 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 12 seats are available. Pre-payment required.

 

QuickBooks: Beyond the Basics

Date: September 18, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: HSU-Community Education Center
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.

 

Operating a Home-Based Business

Date: September 22, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Rich Mountain Community College
City: Mena

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.

 

5 Small Business Strategies for Social Media

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

Description: Not sure where to begin with social media or why you should bother? Businesses of all sizes are using online tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs to connect with customers. We’ll show you five low-cost ways social media can bolster your current marketing efforts, and you’ll leave with your own social media marketing plan.

 

Facebook Business Pages: Beyond the “Likes”

Date: October 13, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Rich Mountain Community College
City: Mena

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: October 23, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: HSU Mooney Hall
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 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: November 16, 2015
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

Description: This workshop prepares participants for the intensive business planning process and presents the elements every good business plan should contain and that lenders expect. Find out the major steps crucial to starting a business, identify key issues that affect your business success and discuss start-up requirements.

 

Small Business Startup Summit

Date: December 8, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: HSU-Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

Description: This workshop prepares participants for the intensive business planning process and presents the elements every good business plan should contain and that lenders expect. Find out the major steps crucial to starting a business, identify key issues that affect your business success and discuss start-up requirements.

 

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