Jonesboro Area ASBTDC Events

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

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: January 22, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: This workshop is recommended to anyone considering starting a business. Find out the major steps crucial to starting a business, identify key issues that affect your business success, and discuss start-up requirements a well as common pitfalls you may face as an entrepreneur. Learn what to do before you open!

 

Market Research: High Quality and In-Depth Analysis for Small Business

Date: January 22, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

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.

 

Disaster Preparedness for Small Business

Date: January 30, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce
City: Jonesboro

Description: This seminar will provide you with the background information and basic planning tools to increase the survivability of your business. Learn about local hazards, how to prepare for future disasters, and most importantly, what assistance will be available following a major disaster.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: February 3, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Osceola Chamber of Commerce Building
City: Osceola

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)

 

Market Research: High Quality and In-Depth Analysis for Small Business

Date: February 3, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Osceola Chamber of Commerce Building
City: Osceola

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.

 

Create Your Own Website Using Weebly

Date: February 17, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Newport Business Resource Center
City: Newport

Description: Does your business need a website? Have you been held back by a lack of funds or a lack of 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.

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: February 19, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

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.

 

Show Me the Money: Finding Financing for Your Small Business

Date: February 19, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: This seminar will explain how and where to get financing for prospective and existing businesses. Credit requirements, places to go for funding and the Small Business Administration’s loan guaranty program will be presented.

 

Create Your Own Website Using Weebly

Date: February 24, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce Building
City: Paragould

Description: Does your business need a website? Have you been held back by a lack of funds or a lack of 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.

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: March 3, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Osceola Chamber of Commerce
City: Osceola

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.

 

Show Me the Money: Finding Financing for Your Small Business

Date: March 3, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Osceola Chamber of Commerce
City: Osceola

Description: This seminar will explain how and where to get financing for prospective and existing businesses. Credit requirements, places to go for funding and the Small Business Administration’s loan guaranty program will be presented.

 

QuickBooks l: Chart of Accounts & Check Writing

Date: March 10, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: Learn this popular computerized accounting program, hands-on! This seminar covers setting up a new company, chart of accounts, writing checks and bank reconciliation. Participants must be comfortable operating a personal computer in a Windows environment.

 

5 Social Media Strategies for Small Business

Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Batesville Chamber of Commerce
City: Batesville

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.

 

QuickBooks II: Inventory/Accounts Payable

Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: Learn this popular computerized accounting program, hands-on! This seminar covers inventory, adjusting and report inventory, invoicing, and accounts payables and receivables. Participants must be comfortable operating a personal computer in a Windows environment.

 

QuickBooks III: Accounts Receivable

Date: March 17, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: Learn this popular computerized accounting program, hands-on! This seminar teaches how to set up necessary information to set up and use payroll features, originating paychecks and other issues. Participants must be comfortable operating a personal computer in a Windows environment.

 

QuickBooks IV: Payroll

Date: March 19, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: Learn this popular computerized accounting program, hands-on! This seminar teaches how to set up necessary information to set up and use payroll features, originating paychecks and other issues. Participants must be comfortable operating a personal computer in a Windows environment.

 

Website Tracking for Your Small Business

Date: April 3, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Baxter County Library
City: Mountain Home

Description: Find out tips to see how the website is helping you track your small business.

 

Market Research: High Quality and In-Depth Analysis for Small Business

Date: April 9, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce
City: Batesville

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.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

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)

 

Market Research: High Quality and In-Depth Analysis for Small Businesses

Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

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.

 

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