Jonesboro Area ASBTDC Events

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

Advanced Social Media Marketing

Date: May 5, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: It is no longer a question of IF social media marketing will be right for your business, the question is HOW to use it RIGHT! Let us show you some ways to advance your business through social media marketing.

 

Getting Started with the SBIR/STTR Federal Funding Program

Date: May 6, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: This classroom training event will introduce innovative researchers and entrepreneurs to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. Through SBIR/STTR, small businesses and their research partners can apply for and win federal awards to support commercial development of their product idea.

 

Social Media for Farmers Markets (FREE!)

Date: May 7, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: Learn how to use social media to bring more people into the farmer’s marketplace.

 

Lenders Conference: Implementing Loan Programs (FREE!)

Date: May 12, 2015
Time: 9:30 am
Location: A-StateCarl R. Reng Student Center Centennial Hall
City: Jonesboro

Description: Learn how different loan programs will grow your small business loan portfolio! Join us for a day of networking and informative programs. Presented at no cost by A-State SBTDC, A-State McAdams-Frierson Chair of Bank Management and The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group. Registration is required.

 

Create Your Own Website Using Weebly

Date: May 19, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Black River Technical College
City: Pocahontas

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.

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: May 20, 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: May 20, 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: May 21, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Black River Technical College
City: Pocahontas

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.

 

Arkansas Sales & Use Tax

Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: This seminar is designed to inform business owners of current sales tax laws, help them prevent overpayment of sales tax, educate them about the increased audit risk they all face due to increased compliance audits anticipated in the future and to show them how to protect themselves from failure to comply with the new regulations.

 

Business Communications and Public Speaking

Date: June 9, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce
City: Jonesboro

Description: Did you know that speaking in front of others is one of the top fears most people have? Communication within your business and communicating to others about your brand are critical to your success.

 

Forge IDEA Fest

Date: June 13, 2015
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: This new workshop brings people together to share ideas about being an entrepreneur and finding ways to implement an idea they may have.

 

Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses

Date: June 16, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Newport Business Resource Center
City: Newport

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.

 

The Language of Lending

Date: June 17, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: “Getting to Yes” – both applicants and lenders work better when they are on the same page using the same language. We will try to decode this language so that lending is a win-win process for all.

 

QuickBooks I: Chart of Accounts & Check Writing

Date: June 23, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
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. Call 972-3517 if you are registering for all 4 sessions to receive your discount.

 

QuickBooks II: Inventory/Accounts Payable

Date: June 23, 2015
Time: 1:00 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. Call 972-3517 if you are registering for all 4 sessions to receive your discount.

 

QuickBooks III: Accounts Reveivable

Date: June 25, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
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. Call 972-3517 if you are registering for all 4 sessions to receive your discount.

 

QuickBooks IV: Payroll

Date: June 25, 2015
Time: 1:00 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. Call 972-3517 if you are registering for all 4 sessions to receive your discount.

 

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: 10:00 am
Location: Blytheville Chamber of Commerce
City: Blytheville

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.

 

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