Magnolia Area ASBTDC Events

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

NEW! Getting a Leg Up In Government Contracting

Date: March 2, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

Description: The U.S. Government is the world’s largest buyer of products and services. Learn the process required to get your business registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) and eligible to bid on government contracts. Attend this seminar and learn more about the qualification and procedures required by the government. This class is FREE!

 

2017 Southwest Arkansas Business and Enterprise Development Conference

Date: March 10, 2017
Time: 8:30 am
Location: El Dorado Conference Center
City: El Dorado

Description: Innovation, inclusion, and job creation in Southwest Arkansas are the key messages at this regional conference. A host of private, state, federal and nonprofit organizations will join together with the mission of equipping small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with the skills and resources to start and expand their businesses.

 

Top-Notch Customer Service

Date: March 14, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

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

 

Know Your Numbers: Financial Statements & Credit Reports

Date: March 28, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

Description: Maximize your profits by tracking and understanding your financials. Learn what financial information is vital to operating a business, the difference in profit and cash flow, and how to use financial statements to know exactly where you stand at all times. We will also cover what lenders look for in financial statements and credit reports. 

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: March 30, 2017
Time: 4:30 pm
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!

 

Business Financing Options

Date: April 6, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: South Arkansas Community College – East Campus
City: El Dorado

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 alternate funding sources.

 

Put Your Business on the Map with Google

Date: April 11, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Hempstead County Economic Development Office
City: Hope

Description: Businesses with complete online listings are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers. Putting your business on Google maps makes it easier for people to find & connect with your business online. Our hands-on workshop lets you see what your listing looks like on Google search and maps & includes work time to manage your own listing.

 

Getting Started with Pinterest & Instagram

Date: April 18, 2017
Time: 11:30 am
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

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.

 

Facebook Business Pages: Beyond the “Likes”

Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Texarkana Chamber of Commerce
City: Texarkana

Description: Turn your Facebook business page into a strategic advantage. Along with an overview of Facebook basics, get tips for managing your page, setting goals, measuring content reach, and analyzing post effectiveness.

 

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