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Fayetteville Area ASBTDC Events

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

5 Small Business Strategies for Social Media

Date: August 2, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Cornerstone Bank
City: Berryville
Description: Businesses of all sizes are using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and blogs to connect with customers. We’ll show you five low-cost ways social media can bolster your current marketing, trends and recent changes, and you’ll leave with your own social media marketing plan or an updated plan to better locate your customers online.

 

5 Small Business Strategies for Social Media

Date: August 11, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Legacy National Bank
City: Springdale
Description: Businesses of all sizes are using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and blogs to connect with customers. We’ll show you five low-cost ways social media can bolster a current marketing, trends and recent changes, and you’ll leave with your own social media marketing plan. Co-Sponsor Legacy National Bank, FREE for Springdale Chamber members.

 

Introduction to QuickBooks

Date: August 16, 2016
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: This class introduces QuickBooks to business owners. Learn new company set up, restricting levels of access for multi-users, chart of accounts overview, writing checks vs. paying bills, invoicing, depositing money, and credit memos with Melissa Thomas QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Event co-sponsor Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.

 

Intermediate QuickBooks

Date: August 16, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: Learn the more advanced features of QuickBooks like entering purchase orders and bills, adjusting & reporting inventory, creating job estimates, invoicing, accounts payable, creating reports, sales tax, and bank reconciliation. With Melissa Thomas QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Event co-sponsor Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: August 25, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: World Trade Center, Arkansas
City: Rogers
Description: This basic seminar discusses essential startup steps, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, key issues that affect your business success, business plan formation, and common pitfalls entrepreneurs face. A must for first-time small business owners! (US Veterans FREE, discount for Rogers-Lowell chamber members.)

 

Business Financing Options

Date: August 30, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Arvest Bank, Huntsville
City: Huntsville
Description: Do you need funding to start a new business or expand an existing one? Learn about the business financing process and different sources of capital, including SBA-backed loans, traditional bank loans, micro loans, and alternative funding sources. First ten registrants free and free lunch for all attendees due to Arvest Bank event co-sponsorship.

 

How to Obtain Government Contracts for Minority, Women, Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses

Date: September 8, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: This seminar teaches how to obtain vital certifications for government contracts for these type businesses. A variety of website resources will be reviewed, and sources of assistance information and free assistance will be provided. This course will be of special benefit to those companies that have no experience in contracting. Presented by APAC.

 

Ask the Tech Experts

Date: September 13, 2016
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: This half-day event is an opportunity for innovative entrepreneurs to engage in one-on-sessions with eight tech experts who have a wide breadth of expertise in areas ranging from commercialization to state and federal funding programs and intellectual property. ASBTDC staff will provide guided demonstrations of market research searches.

 

Build a WordPress Website in a Day!

Date: September 15, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: Learn how to create an operational website at home using WordPress. Presenter is Denise Brooks of Alexis Information Systems. All attendees receive a free copy o fher book on WordPress website development which shows how to install WordPress in less than 30 minutes. Attendees may bring laptops or reserve one at the center for use in the workshop.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: September 20, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: This basic seminar discusses essential startup steps, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, key issues that affect your business success, and common pitfalls entrepreneurs face. A must for first-time small business owners! (Veterans attend FREE)

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: September 20, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
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. FREE 30 page workbook!

 

Boosting Business with Great Customer Reviews

Date: September 26, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: Do you know what customers are saying about your business online? Customer reviews on sites such as TripAdvisor and Yelp are influential. We will look at popular review sites, the content you control about your business, how you can turn negative feedback into a positive, and tips for getting great reviews.

 

Real World Classroom

Date: September 29, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: Come to this free “bring a lunch and learn” presentation about how the Walton College ASBTDC provides real world classroom experiences for U of A students by connecting them with regional small businesses for projects. Also hear about the free trainings on small business topics for all U of A students, faculty and staff offered throughout the year.

 

Small Business Financing Options

Date: October 4, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Cornerstone Bank
City: Berryville
Description: Do you need funding to start a business or expand an existing one? Learn about the business financing process and different sources of capital, including SBA-backed loans, traditional bank loans, micro loans, and alternative funding sources.

 

Grow Your Business with a Blog: Write as a Business Owner or Hire a Local Blogger

Date: October 6, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: This seminar is designed for local business owners or their staff who want to learn about using blogging as an Internet marketing tool or make their current blog better. Jamie Smith, of Jamie’s Notebook is an experienced online content writer and blogger. She will cover the basics of why blogging is a necessary tool for today’s businesses.

 

Business Cyber Security and Fraud Conference

Date: October 11, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: This event is presented with event co-sponsors Arvest Bank and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. A panel of six expert speakers will address issues regarding cyber fraud and liability, internet safety, social media use at work, and safe banking procedures. They will offer practical solutions for businesses to address these important topics.

 

Patent, Trademark and Copyright Issues for Business

Date: October 20, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: Looking for protection of assets such as intellectual property, a business name or logo, or website? This seminar is for business owners and entrepreneurs who want to learn to protect a logo, invention, name or artistic creation. The session is taught by patent attorney Meredith Lowry of Wright, Lindsey, and Jennings, LLP. 3 hours of AR CLE credit.

 

Franchising for Small Business: Is it a strategy that fits you?

Date: October 25, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: Come learn about opening a franchise business, how to compare and contrast a franchise startup to a private startup business, and what possibilities exist right now for Northwest Arkansas franchising opportunities. In addition, lending considerations, home-based franchising opportunities, and area success stories will be discussed.

 

Instagram for Small Business Marketing

Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: This seminar will show you how to add Instagram to your current marketing plan, construct an engaging post, review the powerful use of hashtags on Instagram, and examine real-world examples of successful businesses using Instagram. Presenter Denise Brooks of Alexis Information Systems is a technology professional with over 20 years experience.

 

Introduction to QuickBooks

Date: November 3, 2016
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: This class introduces QuickBooks to business owners. Learn new company set up, restricting levels of access for multi-users, chart of accounts overview, writing checks vs. paying bills, invoicing, depositing money, and credit memos with Melissa Thomas QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Event co-sponsor Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.

 

Intermediate QuickBooks

Date: November 3, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: Learn the more advanced features of QuickBooks like entering purchase orders and bills, adjusting & reporting inventory, creating job estimates, invoicing, accounts payable, creating reports, sales tax, and bank reconciliation. With Melissa Thomas QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Event co-sponsor Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: November 10, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Cornerstone Bank
City: Berryville
Description: This basic seminar discusses essential startup steps, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, key issues that affect your business success, and common pitfalls entrepreneurs face. A must for first-time small business owners! FREE 40 page workbook included!

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: November 15, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: This basic seminar discusses essential startup steps, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, key issues that affect your business success, and common pitfalls entrepreneurs face. A must for first-time small business owners! (Veterans attend FREE)

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: November 15, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
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. FREE 30 page workbook!

 

The Power of LinkedIn

Date: December 1, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville
Description: Learn how to manage your professional and business information on LinkedIn, find and be introduced to contacts, be found for business opportunities, post and distribute job listings for employees, and gain insights from discussions with like-minded professionals in private groups.

 

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