Arkadelphia Area ASBTDC Events

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

SBA Lending, the Way of the Future! (Lenders Only)

Date: July 30, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Henderson State University
City: Arkadelphia

Description: Tired of struggling with mounds of SBA loan paperwork? Not sure what the latest SBA requirements are? This session will cover recent changes to SBA’s SOP 50-10-5(F), revisions to the credit standards for 7(a) Small Loans and guaranty fee waivers. We will also show you the electronic loan processing system, including the 10-Tab Submission Package.

 

Starting a Business In Arkansas

Date: August 5, 2014
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

Description: The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center presents “Starting a Business in Arkansas”. No matter how large or small, all businesses must have a business plan. A business plan will help you define your concept, evaluate the competition, determine risks, and estimate your costs.

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: August 5, 2014
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. 50-page workbook included!

 

Facebook: Profiles, Pages & Privacy for Small Businesses

Date: August 11, 2014
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Henderson State University
City: Arkadelphia

Description: Basic course to help small business owners evaluate how Facebook and other social media can help their marketing efforts. Topics will include What is Facebook? How does Facebook and other social media help a business? Is it right for my business? How do I set up a Facebook page for my business?

 

Website in a Day

Date: August 13, 2014
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Henderson State University
City: Arkadelphia

Description: Does your business need a website? Have you been held back by a lack of funds or a lack of technical skills? Then “Website in a Day” is the hands-on workshop for you! You’ll be taken step-by-step through creating an attractive, functional, five-page website.

 

Funding Your Business from Start to Finish

Date: August 14, 2014
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
City: Hot Springs

Description: This seminar focuses on areas to start and fund a business. By discussing key issues that affect the success of small business, and the common mistakes that business owners commonly make in preparing a loan package. Hear first-hand information from a key banker in the area. So come and learn the do’s and don’ts to obtaining financing in business

 

Give ‘Em the Pickle: Customer Service

Date: August 19, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
City: Hot Springs

Description: This seminar will give you the knowledge to exceed your customer’s/client’s/patient’s/teammates expectations while discovering what characteristics you bring to the team and organization. Any business can provide basic customer service, but not every business has the knowledge to take it to the next level. Speaker: Lee Ann Branch

 

Boosting Business With Great Customer Reviews

Date: August 21, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: First National Bank
City: Mena

Description: Do you know what your customers are saying about your business online? Customer reviews through online sites such as Tripadvisor and Yelp are crucial to the success of a small business. Don’t overlook this vital tool for marketing your small business. This seminar will lead you through the various online customer review sites, how to create comp

 

Using Microsoft Excel for Your Small Business: Beginners

Date: September 8, 2014
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: Henderson State University
City: Arkadelphia

Description: This hands-on workshop will help you master the basics of Microsoft Excel. Topics will include “Getting Started with Excel”, “Formatting a Workbook”, “Working with Formulas & Functions”; “Working with Charts & Graphics”. If you are proficient with Microsoft Excel then this class is NOT for you.

 

Using Microsoft Excel for Your Small Business: Intermediate

Date: September 15, 2014
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: Henderson State University
City: Arkadelphia

Description: This hands-on workshop is ideal for intermediate excel users.

 

Using Microsoft Excel in Your Small Business: Advanced

Date: September 22, 2014
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: Henderson State University
City: Arkadelphia

Description: This hands-on workshop is ideal for those proficient in Microsoft Excel that wish to master the advanced levels.

 

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