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Fayetteville Area ASBTDC Events

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

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.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: October 18, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Mercy Community Room
City: Bella Vista
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)

 

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 the desktop version of 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 the desktop version 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 for Hispanic and Latino Entrepreneurs

Date: November 7, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Rogers Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce
City: Rogers
Description: This Spanish language seminar discusses essential startup steps, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, key issues that affect your business success, and common pitfalls entrepreneurs face. Pre-registration available at sbtdc.uark.edu or walk-ins welcome. Registration, networking and light snacks at 5:30 pm.

 

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!

 

Sales and Use Taxes for the Arkansas Small Business

Date: November 17, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Legacy National Bank
City: Springdale
Description: Robert Ost, attorney, will cover the topics of distinguishing between sales and use tax transactions for both state and local taxing authorities, identify different exemptions, identify common pitfalls for business owners, and present recent sales and use tax code updates and their implications.

 

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