Jonesboro Area ASBTDC Events

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

Federal Small Business Certifications

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

Description: Learn how special certifications can help your small business win federal contracts to increase sales. Qualifying designations are Small Business, Minority-Owned Small Business, Woman-Owned Small Business, HUBZone Small Business, and Service-Disabled-Veteran-Owned Small Business.

 

2015 Northeast AR Business and Enterprise Development Conference (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Date: September 4, 2015
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Holiday Inn
City: Blytheville

Description: You don’t want to miss this opportunity to interact with local, regional and statewide lenders that can help you finance your business, as well as state and national experts that can help you sell your products and services to government institutions, learn about technical resources for social media, and build/revise your business plan. FREE!

 

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 Management (Lunch Included)

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: A-State Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: Join us for 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!

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: September 22, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: UACCB
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 (FREE!)

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!

 

Advanced Social Media Management (Lunch Included)

Date: October 15, 2015
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Newport Business Resource Center
City: Newport

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.

 

Exporting Workshop

Date: October 20, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: A-State Student Union, Cache River Room
City: Jonesboro

Description: Exporting isn’t as difficult as you may think. Elyse Eriksson’s “The Riddle of the Exporter” is a straightforward, 8-step approach that takes the mystery out of exporting. You’ll leave this one-day interactive workshop with an easy-to-follow process for successful exporting. Workbook and lunch provided. Early bird rate ends September 29!

 

Operating a Home-Based Business

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