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Magnolia Area ASBTDC Events

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

Tips for Effective Holiday Marketing

Date: September 27, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Hempstead County Economic Development Office
City: Hope

Description: Make sure the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year for your business. Learn marketing techniques and tips specific to the holiday season, when to reach out to your target market, and unique marketing methods to use during this special time of the year.

 

Tax Deductions for Small Business Owners/Landlords

Date: September 28, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: South Arkansas Community College – East Campus
City: El Dorado

Description: Do you enjoy being your own boss, but hate the record-keeping struggle? Do you constantly find yourself asking if this is a deductible business expense? Do you have questions about income tax for your small business or real estate properties and don’t know who to ask? Then this seminar is for you! Taught by a business tax expert.

 

Selling on Etsy

Date: October 4, 2016
Time: 10:30 am
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

Description: Join us for a morning of turning your passion into a creative business. Learn what products are a good fit for the Etsy Marketplace, the fees involved, and best practices for selling your handmade and vintage items online. Thanks to a special sponsorship from Team Camden, this class is FREE!

 

Top-Notch Customer Service

Date: October 6, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: South Arkansas Community College – East Campus
City: El Dorado

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.

 

Building Your Brand

Date: October 18, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: U of A Cossatot Community College – Ashdown
City: Ashdown

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.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: October 25, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Hempstead County Economic Development Office
City: Hope

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!

 

NEW! Turning Your Passion into Profits: Starting a Woman-Owned Business

Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Southern Arkansas University
City: Magnolia

Description: This seminar discusses essential startup steps, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, key issues that affect women’s business success, and common pitfalls entrepreneurs face. A must for first-time small business owners! Veterans attend FREE!

 

NEW! Using Your Online Promotional Toolbox

Date: November 1, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: South Arkansas Community College – East Campus
City: El Dorado

Description: Make the most of free and low-cost online tools to promote your organization and events. We will share tips for using your website, social media, email marketing, and online listings to attract and delight your audience.

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: November 3, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Southern Arkansas University
City: Magnolia

Description: All businesses, especially new ventures, need a business plan. Crafting a plan helps you define your concept,evaluate your competition, determine risk, 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.

 

Small Business Administration Lender Event (Lenders Only!)

Date: November 3, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
City: El Dorado

Description: The U.S. Small Business Administration offers valuable tools which can expand your bank’s ability to offer customized financial solutions for your customers. Learn how your bank can become more profitable with less loan risk in your portfolio by learning about when SBA is the best option, and what lending tools are available through the SBA.

 

Building Your Brand

Date: November 15, 2016
Time: 10:30 am
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

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. Thanks to a special sponsorship from Team Camden, this class is FREE!

 

NEW! 10 Tips for Better Email Marketing

Date: November 17, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: U of A Cossatot Community College – Ashdown
City: Ashdown

Description: Email marketing doesn’t cost much or take a lot of time, but it’s effective – a perfect fit for small businesses. Target the customer you want to reach and get results with email. Learn how to get your messages opened, grow your list, and use email service providers to create professional-looking campaigns in a snap.

 

NEW! Creating a Business Model Canvas

Date: December 1, 2016
Time: 10:30 am
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

Description: The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and lean startup template that illustrates various business elements. Thanks to a special sponsorship from Team Camden, this class is FREE!

 

Website in a Day

Date: December 6, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: South Arkansas Community College – East Campus
City: El Dorado

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.

 

Build Revenue with Successful Sales

Date: December 13, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Hempstead County Economic Development Office
City: Hope

Description: Watch your sales and revenues grow with proven techniques. Develop a sales strategy, learn how to recognize buyers needs, strengthen your sales team’s communication with customers, and get tips for hiring, training, and evaluating salespeople.

 

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