Little Rock Area ASBTDC Events

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

Tax Planning & Preparation

Date: September 27, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UA Little Rock Reynolds Business Center
City: Little Rock
Description: Needing to improve or develop a tax plan and recording keeping process for your small business? During this session Neil Denman of Denman, Hamilton, & Associates, CPA, LLC will discuss IRS requirements, avoiding costly tax and record keeping mistakes, common tax responsibilities, & record keeping options.

 

NEW! Women-Owned Business Discussion Forum (Marketing)

Date: October 5, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: UA Little Rock Reynolds Business Center
City: Little Rock
Description: While the number of women-owned businesses is growing, female business owners still face challenges that male business owners don’t. If you are a women-owned business or or a women thinking about starting a business, join the conversation as we discuss the challenges that women face when marketing themselves and their business.

 

NEW! Becoming Bankable: The Nuts and Bolts of Profitability

Date: October 10, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UA Little Rock Reynolds Business Center
City: Little Rock
Description: During this session participants will learn what financial information is vital to financing and operating a business. Topics include: keeping cash in your business, understanding cash flows and projections, how lenders interpret statements, and considerations before applying for a loan.

 

Website in a Day

Date: October 11, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UA Little Rock Reynolds Business Center
City: Little Rock
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. 

 

NEW! Management: Reducing Employee Churn

Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Phillips County Chamber of Commerce
City: Helena-West Helena
Description: Employee turnover can have a huge impact on your business’ bottom line. Learn what you can do as a small business owner/manager to reduce employee turnover using low cost methods and proven day-to-day management practices.

 

Small Business Saturday

Date: October 19, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Arkansas State University Heber Springs
City: Heber Springs
Description: Small Business Saturday falls in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which is a great time for small business owners to capitalize on the holiday shopping season. Join this discussion and learn how you can unite small businesses in your community, promote your business, encourage the community to shop small and local, and boost your sales.

 

Grow Your Sales in 5 Easy Steps

Date: October 20, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Phillips County Community College
City: Helena
Description: What comes first, customers or sales? That’s right, customers! In five simple steps, you can maximize your marketing and promotions to attract the right customers. At this fast-paced workshop, we will share strategies and tools that are practical, budget friendly, and effective for rural businesses. Get ideas you can use right away.

 

Becoming a Notary

Date: November 1, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UA Little Rock Reynolds Business Center
City: Little Rock
Description: The Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office will walk participants through the notary application process and discuss best practices and issues facing notaries today. All current and prospective notaries public are encouraged to attend because special emphasis will be given to new laws that have recently passed affecting all notaries.

 

Business Finance Options

Date: November 8, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UA Little Rock Reynolds Business Center
City: Little Rock
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.

 

Top-Notch Customer Service

Date: November 9, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Phillips County Chamber of Commerce
City: Helena-West Helena
Description: Excellent customer service is a cost-free marketing technique, as well as a way to set your business apart from your competitors. Learn how to exceed customer expectations, handle unhappy customers, and create a culture of top-notch customer service.

 

Grow Your Sales in 5 Easy Steps

Date: November 14, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Arkansas State University Heber Springs
City: Heber Springs
Description: What comes first, customers or sales? That’s right, customers! In five simple steps, you can maximize your marketing and promotions to attract the right customers. At this fast-paced workshop, we will share strategies and tools that are practical, budget friendly, and effective for rural businesses. Get ideas you can use right away.

 

Social Media for Small Business

Date: November 29, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UA Little Rock Benton Center
City: Benton
Description: Not sure where to begin with social media or why you should bother? Join us and learn how a social media presence can complement your existing marketing activities and assist you with connecting with new customers. Join us and leave with your own social media marketing plan.

 

Starting a New Business in the New Year

Date: December 7, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UA Little Rock Reynolds Business Center
City: Little Rock
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)

 

QuickBooks: Introduction (Desktop)

Date: January 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UA Little Rock Reynolds Business Center
City: Little Rock
Description: Are you just getting started or considering using the desktop version of QuickBooks? If so, then join us for this comprehensive class on how to set up and use the program.

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: January 31, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UA Little Rock Reynolds Business Center
City: Little Rock
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.

 

QuickBooks: Advanced (Desktop)

Date: February 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UA Little Rock Reynolds Business Center
City: Little Rock
Description: Are you comfortable with the basics of QuickBooks for desktop, but want to learn how to gain the maximum benefits from the program? If so, then join us for QuickBooks: Advanced and learn about all of the helpful QuickBooks features.

 

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