Monticello Area ASBTDC Events

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

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: September 14, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: SEARK College Workforce Development Center
City: Pine Bluff

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: September 28, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: UAM Gibson University Center – House Room
City: Monticello

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.

 

NEW! Insurance Concerns for Small Business

Date: October 10, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: UAM Gibson University Center – House Room
City: Monticello

Description: FREE
Are you a small business that is not sure what type of insurance is the best fit? If so, this seminar will provide the answers.

 

How to Become a Notary

Date: October 19, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Chamber of Commerce
City: Monticello

Description: FREE
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.

 

Top-Notch Customer Service

Date: November 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Gibson University Center-House Room
City: Monticello

Description: FREE
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.

 

Operating a Home-Based Business

Date: November 30, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Civic Center
City: Star City

Description: FREE
Thousands of people are running businesses out of their homes. Are you considering joining them? This seminar will help you with business planning, ideas, requirements, and more to get you headed in the right direction.

 

FREE! Boost Your Sales

Date: December 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: UAM Gibson University Center- House Room
City: Monticello

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.