Magnolia Area ASBTDC Events

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

HR Management

Date: July 25, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

Description: There are ever-changing regulatory issues and employment laws to stay current on, confusing complexities of benefits administration, more record keeping headaches than you can count … the list goes on and on. Fast-paced and information-rich, this program condenses the most important HR basics into clear, concise, and easy-to-understand training.

 

Minority Business Enterprise Assistance and Loan Workshop

Date: July 27, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce
City: El Dorado

Description: Join us in learning about eligibility requirements for the MBE program and receive valuable assistance with the application. Participants will also learn how to obtain funding through the MBE Loan Mobilization Guaranty Program when starting a state-funded or other approved project and how it can help your Arkansas State Certified Business grow.

 

Website in a Day

Date: July 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Location: El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce
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. You may bring your lunch with you!

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: August 1, 2017
Time: 10:00 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)

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: August 1, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Hempstead County Economic Development Office
City: Hope

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.

 

Introduction to Social Media

Date: August 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

Description: Thinking about how to promote your business and grow your online presence with social media? We will show you how social networks fit into an overall online strategy, best practices for setting up accounts, and key metrics to monitor your efforts.

 

Becoming a Notary

Date: August 22, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Southern Arkansas University
City: Magnolia

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.

 

Becoming a Notary

Date: August 22, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Southern Arkansas University
City: Magnolia

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 Financing Options

Date: August 24, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Cossatot Community College, Room 321
City: Ashdown

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.

 

Boost Your Sales

Date: August 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 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.

 

QuickBooks (Intermediate)

Date: August 31, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

Description: Do you want get the most out of QuickBooks for desktop? Join us and learn about additional features that QuickBooks offers and how those features can help you operate more efficiently.

 

QuickBooks (Advanced)

Date: August 31, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

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.