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Jonesboro Area ASBTDC Events

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

Increasing Your Sales

Date: June 6, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Bob Wood Sales Leadership Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: Sales is the biggest part of every business. Learn from marketing expert, Dr. Katie Hill, on how to sell your product or service with ease. The Sales Leadership center provides a laboratory environment for students and area professionals to perfect their sales and presentation skills. This setting will allow for a variety of training techniques.

 

Getting to Know Your Customers: Market Research for Small Business

Date: June 7, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Delta Cuisine, ASU Mid-South
City: West Memphis

Description: Knowing your customers is crucial to small business success. Learn about the no-cost marketing research tools and assistance to help you understand and define your market, find your competition, and keep up with industry trends. Recommended for both start-up and existing businesses.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: June 9, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Delta Center for Economic Development, A-State
City: Jonesboro

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)

 

Getting to Know Your Customers: Market Research for Small Business

Date: June 9, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center for Economic Development, A-State
City: Jonesboro

Description: Knowing your customers is crucial to small business success. Learn about the no-cost marketing research tools and assistance to help you understand and define your market, find your competition, and keep up with industry trends. Recommended for both start-up and existing businesses.

 

QuickBooks for Beginners

Date: June 14, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: UACCB
City: Batesville

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: June 14, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UACCB
City: Batesville

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.

 

Becoming a Notary (FREE!)

Date: June 14, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: Do you want to become a Notary in Arkansas? Danielle Fusco with the Secretary of States office will teach this seminar.

 

QuickBooks III: Beyond the Basics

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: UACCB
City: Batesville

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: June 21, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UACCB
City: Batesville

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.

 

Export U

Date: June 22, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: A-State Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: Exporting experts from Arkansas District Export Council will join us to cover topics including getting ready to export, developing customer relationships, building a global infrastructure, international logistics, managing payments and financing, and trade regulation and legal issues.

 

Create Your Own Website Using Weebly

Date: June 28, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: Does your business need to sell products and take credit cards online? Come learn how to design an online store using Weebly. Create an attractive, functional ecommerce experience for your customers.

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: June 30, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: A-State Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: All businesses need a business plan. A business plan will help you define your concept, evaluate the competition, determine risks, and estimate your costs. This seminar will explain and illustrate the business plan format for existing businesses and show you low cost/no cost ways to do market research.

 

Business Financing Options

Date: June 30, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: A-State Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: Do you need funding to start a business or expand an existing one? Learn about the business financing process and different sources of capital, including SBA-backed loans, traditional bank loans, micro loans, and alternative funding sources.

 

Smartphone Photography

Date: July 14, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: A-State Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: With smartphones, everyone thinks they’re a photographer. Learn how to take quality pictures with your mobile device to utilize on the web.

 

Social Media Analytics

Date: July 18, 2016
Time: 9:30 am
Location: A-State Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: If you are already utilizing social media for your small business, but want to learn how to analyze your results, join us for this seminar!

 

What’s New in Marketing

Date: July 19, 2016
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: A-State Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: Learn about the most up-to-date marketing trends by Pleth.

 

What’s New in Patents (CLE Credit)

Date: July 21, 2016
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: A-State Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: Receive 2.5 hours of CLE credit while learning about what’s new in patent, copyright & trademark laws.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: July 26, 2016
Time: 9:30 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)

 

Getting to Know Your Customers: Market Research for Small Business

Date: July 26, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UACCB
City: Batesville

Description: Knowing your customers is crucial to small business success. Learn about the no-cost marketing research tools and assistance to help you understand and define your market, find your competition, and keep up with industry trends. Recommended for both start-up and existing businesses.

 

Financial Retirement Planning

Date: July 27, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: A-State Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: If you’re self-employed or own a small business and you haven’t established a retirement savings plan, what are you waiting for? A retirement plan can help you and your employees save for the future. We’ll talk about the difference in IRAs and 401K plans and which ones might be beneficial to the small business owner.

 

IPad Use for Small Business

Date: July 28, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: A-State Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: Utilize the latest small business apps to make your business more efficient and mobile.

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: July 29, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: UACCB
City: Batesville

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.

 

Business Financing Options

Date: July 29, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UACCB
City: Batesville

Description: Do you need funding to start a business or expand an existing one? Learn about the business financing process and different sources of capital, including SBA-backed loans, traditional bank loans, micro loans, and alternative funding sources.

 

Advanced Social Media

Date: August 16, 2016
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Black River Technical College
City: Pocahontas

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.

 

Branding and Planning

Date: August 16, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Black River Technical College
City: Pocahontas

Description: You might have a great logo, but do you have a great brand? What’s the difference? Learn how creating and cultivating your brand is vital to your business’s success. Leave ready to plan and implement a brand strategy to increase sales and customer retention.

 

Becoming a Notary (FREE!)

Date: August 18, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: ASU Mountain Home
City: Mountain Home

Description: Do you want to become a notary in Arkansas? Danielle Fusco with the Secretary of States office will teach this seminar.

 

Social Media for Healthcare Systems

Date: August 23, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: A-State Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: If you manage social media accounts for a healthcare business, creating content can be tricky. Learn tips and tricks on social media, and best practices for healthcare social media.

 

Small Business Insurance

Date: August 25, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: A-State Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: Find out where there might be holes in your small business insurance. Gretchen Armstrong from State Farm will be instructing this session and available for questions.

 

Get Your Business Online Using Google (FREE!)

Date: August 30, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: A-State Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

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.

 

Create Your Own Website Using Weebly

Date: August 31, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: ASU Mountain Home
City: Mountain Home

Description: Does your business need a website? Have you been held back by a lack of funds or a lack of technical skills? Then, this is the hands-on workshop for you! Come sit down with the ASBTDC’s laptop lab and design a free website using Weebly. You’ll be taken step-by-step through creating a free account and creating an attractive, functional, website.

 

QuickBooks for Beginners

Date: September 6, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Black River Technical College
City: Pocahontas

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: September 6, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Black River Technical College
City: Pocahontas

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.

 

Intro to SBIR/STTR Federal Funding Programs

Date: September 8, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: A-State Delta Center
City: Jonesboro

Description: Participants will learn about the basic requirements for Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program participation, how to get started with the SBIR/SBTTR programs, and tips for success.

 

QuickBooks III: Beyond the Basics

Date: September 13, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Black River Technical College
City: Pocahontas

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: September 13, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Black River Technical College
City: Pocahontas

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.