Arkadelphia Area ASBTDC Events

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

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: April 2, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: HSU-Landmark Building, Hot Springs
City: Hot Springs

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: April 2, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: HSU Landmark Building-Hot Springs
City: Hot Springs

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.

 

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!

 

Microsoft Excel for Your Small Business

Date: April 10, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: HSU Landmark Building Rm 204
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.

 

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.

 

Modeling Your Business for Success

Date: April 28, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: HSU-Hot Springs Landmark Building Room 104
City: Hot Springs

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.

 

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.

 

Marketing Techniques for Your Small Business

Date: May 4, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
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.

 

Setting Up QuickBooks

Date: May 12, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: HSU-Hot Springs Landmark Building
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 12 seats are available. Pre-payment required.

 

QuickBooks for Beginners

Date: May 19, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: HSU-Hot Springs Landmark Building
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.

 

Website in a Day

Date: May 21, 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: 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 21, 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!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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