Jonesboro Area ASBTDC Events

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

Intro to Facebook and Instagram

Date: February 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 am
Location: Paragould Chamber of Commerce
City: Paragould

Description: A full-service seminar introducing attendees to the basics of Facebook and Instagram. Learn how to navigate step-by-step through Facebook and Instagram for optimal performance, create events, and best utilize creative content for small business use. (FREE for Main Street Paragould members!)

 

Small Business Management

Date: February 10, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: Leave with key management principles for success in a small business. Principles such as leadership, having the right people, focus on customer, the right strategy, the role of discipline, continuous improvement, and being the best at what you do. Come away from this seminar with a clear business focus. (Lunch provided by Subway of Jonesboro)

 

Startup in a Day

Date: February 16, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Ozarka College, Mammoth Spring
City: Mammoth Spring

Description: This seminar takes our most popular seminar- Starting a Business in Arkansas, and adds emphasis in business plan, market research, and financing options. A few of the topics covered are startup steps, legal business structures, and licensing and regulations. This is a must for first-time small business owners!

 

Low-Cost Marketing Tools

Date: February 18, 2016
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Newport Chamber of Commerce
City: Newport

Description: Explore marketing approaches that are not only practical and low-cost but effective for any size business. Topics will include image development, customer service, online marketing, public relations, and other low-cost marketing methods. This fast-paced workshop provides ideas businesses can use right away.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas (FREE!)

Date: February 23, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Cuisine, ASU Mid-South
City: West Memphis

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!

 

Startup Small Talks

Date: February 25, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: This event is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to engage in sessions with experts who have a wide breadth of expertise in areas ranging from finance, business structures, and small business insurance. Take advantage of the chance to snag advice from local experts with years of experience.

 

Advanced Social Media

Date: February 26, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

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.

 

Small Business Strategy

Date: March 2, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: This seminar introduces concepts of business strategy to properly position your company in the market for success. You will learn how to analyze the external business environment, complete a competitive analysis, and how “The Art of War” can be applied to business strategy. Leave knowing what your product and service offering should be to win.

 

Government Contracting:Get Registered

Date: March 10, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: The System for Award Management (SAM) combines federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system. Learn how to go through the process to get your business registered to be on SAM so your business can bid on government contracts.

 

Business Structures

Date: March 15, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce
City: Jonesboro

Description: When starting a business, you may choose from several business forms or organizations. A variety of organizational structures are available for transacting business in Arkansas. Join us to hear from attorney Lance Owens as he provides critical information on deciding with form of business is appropriate for your venture.

 

Knowing Your Employment Rights: EEOC (FREE!)

Date: March 15, 2016
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Delta Center for Economic Development
City: Jonesboro

Description: Learn about the EEOC and its involvement in the workplace. Seminar will cover discrimination laws under EEOC, employer responsibilities, and employee rights. Join us to ensure you and your business are free of discrimination violations. Registration is FREE!

 

Goal Setting and Achievement for Small Business

Date: March 23, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: You will learn the power of goal setting and the easy steps it takes to guarantee you can achieve any goal you set using the goal setting formula. Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute.

 

Government Contracting: the First Steps

Date: March 24, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: A-State Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center is here to help your business acquire government contracts. APAC will cover the basics of government contracting, who applies, and how to receive funding. Some interested business owners could include: women owned, veteran owned, minority owned and much more! Find out if you qualify!

 

Women’s Business Leadership Conference (FREE!)

Date: March 31, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: A-State Carl R. Reng Student Union Centennial Hall
City: Jonesboro

Description: The Women’s Business Leadership Conference is a forum for leadership and professional development created to inspire and activate women in the business community. This one-day conference features keynote addresses by women leaders, workshops designed to hone skills in key areas.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: April 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: ASU Mountain Home
City: Mountain Home

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: April 7, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: ASU Mountain Home
City: Mountain Home

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 and investors.

 

How to be a Deaf-Friendly Business

Date: April 12, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: Learn to be a deaf-friendly business. You will receive an introduction to deaf culture, learn basic ASL signs, and how to appear on the review website used by deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers.

 

3rd Annual Lenders Conference

Date: April 13, 2016
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Centennial Bank Stadium, Allison Tower
City: Jonesboro

Description: Join us for a day of networking and informative speakers. Presented by the A-State SBTDC, the day will feature keynote speaker Candice Franks, Arkansas Bank Commissioner, lunch will be served, and will conclude with a tour of the Johnny Allison Tower at Centennial Bank Stadium.

 

Low-Cost Marketing Tools

Date: April 19, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Adult Education Center
City: Trumann

Description: Explore marketing approaches that are not only practical and low-cost but effective for any size business. Topics will include image development, customer service, online marketing, public relations, and other low-cost marketing methods. This fast-paced workshop provides ideas businesses can use right away.

 

QuickBooks for Beginners

Date: April 21, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: Jumpstart your small business accounting needs! QuickBooks desktop software users: this session includes set up, reconciling accounts, working with lists, customers, vendors, assets, & liabilities.

 

QuickBooks II: Day-to-Day Basics

Date: April 21, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: Jumpstart your small business accounting needs! Two workshops for QuickBooks desktop software users: this session includes invoicing, receiving payments, bills, handling sales tax & more.

 

QuickBooks III: Beyond the Basics

Date: May 5, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: Now that you have the basics down, this session will go over reports, customizing forms, working with inventory, jobs, estimates, progress invoices, and more.

 

QuickBooks IV: Payroll

Date: May 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center
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.

 

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