Jonesboro Area ASBTDC Events

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

Business Retention

Date: August 4, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Old Community Center
City: Trumann

Description: Want to learn tips and tricks for keeping your customers? Come join us for an informative session.

 

Home-Based Business

Date: August 6, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Newport Chamber of Commerce
City: Newport

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.

 

Power of Persuasion in Business

Date: August 11, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: Persuading others to use your business is crucial to success. Learn how the power of persuasion can work for you! In this interactive session, the art and power of persuasion will be discussed, along with persuasion tips and techniques, which are designed to help you persuade more customers to use your business.

 

Holiday Marketing Plan

Date: August 13, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: Does your business have a marketing plan for the busiest shopping period of the year? This seminar will provide tips and advice to help you capture more of the shopping market and capitalize on the busiest, *most wonderful* time of the year.

 

Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses

Date: August 20, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Black River Technical College
City: Pocahontas

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. Lunch is being provided by BRTC. Registration ends, noon Aug. 18.

 

Federal Small Business Certifications

Date: September 3, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: East Arkansas Planning and Development District
City: Jonesboro

Description: The federal government has special groups that qualify for set-aside of federal contracts; these are Small Business, Woman Owned Small Business, HUBZone Small Business, and the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses. We will review the processes for being certified and how this assists your company in winning federal contracts.

 

Create Your Own Website Using Weebly (morning)

Date: September 16, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: North Arkansas Electric Cooperative
City: Salem

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. 

 

Advanced Social Media Managenment

Date: September 16, 2015
Time: 11:45 am
Location: North Arkansas Electric Cooperative
City: Salem

Description: So you’re active on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, but maybe you are flying by the seat of your pants. Learn to manage your social media presence strategically and efficiently even across multiple platforms. We’ll explore how to schedule posts, create unique insights, and get the most bang for your buck when advertising on social media.

 

Create Your Own Website Using Weebly (afternoon)

Date: September 16, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: North Arkansas Electric Cooperative
City: Salem

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. 

 

Practical Guide to Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks (2 Hours CLE Credit)

Date: September 17, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: Join us for Ideas to Assets, an informative overview of the latest laws regarding patents, copyrights and trademarks. This course is taught by a patent attorney and is an affordable way to receive two hours of CLE credit!

 

Social Media for Small Business

Date: September 22, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UACCB
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.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: September 22, 2015
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: UACBB, Batesville
City: Batesville

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)

 

The Language of Lending

Date: September 24, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: First Community Bank
City: Batesville

Description: Join us for a FREE workshop to learn all about lending. Let’s get lenders and borrowers speaking the same language and improve your likeliness of receiving a loan. Learn about the U.S. Small Business Administration loan guarantee programs and how they can help with your small business!

 

Operating a Home-Based Business

Date: October 22, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: A-State Delta Center, Jonesboro
City: Jonesboro

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.

 

Getting Started with Pinterest and Instagram

Date: October 22, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: A-State Delta Center, Jonesboro
City: Jonesboro

Description: People love pictures! Learn how to put photos to work on Pinterest and Instagram, two of the fastest growing social networks. We will show you how to get started on both visual platforms, differences between the two, best practices for businesses, and how to use visual content marketing to engage your online audience.

 

Small Business Startup Summit (Lunch Included)

Date: October 27, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: ASUN, Newport
City: Newport

Description: In one day, learn how to start your business the right way. This event combines three of our most popular seminars. “Starting a Business in Arkansas,” “How to Write a Business Plan,” and “Financing Options” outline the essential steps to start and finance a new business.

 

Small Business Marketing Summit (Lunch Included)

Date: November 10, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: ASUN, Newport
City: Newport

Description: In this workshop, you will learn how to market your business effectively. This class combines small business marketing techniques, branding strategies, and online marketing plans. Leave with knowledge of how to develop the image of your brand with an online presence and with practical marketing tools to increase sales and customer retention.

 

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