Jonesboro Area ASBTDC Events

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

Get Your Business Online Using Google

Date: July 14, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Black River Technical College
City: Pocahontas

Description: Get Your Business Online (GYBO) is a fast, easy, and free way for small businesses to get online. While 97% of consumers look online for local products and services, 55% of small businesses do not have a website. GYBO provides small businesses with a free website as well as free tools, training, and resources to help their business succeed online.

 

5 Social Media Strategies for Small Business

Date: July 16, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Cross County Chamber of Commerce
City: Wynne

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: July 21, 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: July 21, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: The right information is crucial to small business success. Learn about the no-cost marketing research tools and assistance to help any entrepreneur start or any business owner grow a business. Recommended for both start-up and existing businesses.

 

Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses

Date: July 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Black River Technical College
City: Paragould

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.

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: July 29, 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: July 29, 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: July 30, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Cross County Chamber of Commerce
City: Wynne

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. Registration is limited to 10 participants.

 

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 store have a marketing plan for the busiest shopping period of the year? We can provide tips and advice to help you capture more of the shopping market!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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