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Russellville Area ASBTDC Events

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

Website in a Day (Hands on)

Date: January 11, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Arkansas Tech University
City: Russellville

Description: Does your business need a website? Have you been held back by a lack of funds or technical skills? Come sit down in our computer 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.

 

QuickBooks Desktop for Beginners and QuickBooks Day-to-Day Basics (Hands on)

Date: January 31, 2017
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Arkansas Tech University
City: Russellville

Description: Two workshops for QuickBooks Pro, Premier & Enterprise software users. Morning session includes set up, reconciling accounts, working with lists, customers, vendors, assets & liabilities. Afternoon session includes invoicing, payments, using bills, inventory, reports & more. Computer & take-home workbook provided for each interactive session.

 

Using Your Online Promotional Toolbox (FREE!)

Date: February 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Kay Rodgers Park Expo
City: Fort Smith

Description: This fast-paced workshop will highlight free and low-cost online tools to promote your business. Tips for using your website, social media, videos, email marketing, and online listings to attract and delight your audience will be featured in this presentation. Register while seats are still available!

 

Starting a Small Farm Business (FREE!)

Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Pope County Cooperative Extension
City: Russellville

Description: Those raising animals, operating a greenhouse or other farm-based activities are encouraged to attend. Workshop will address startup steps, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, sources of capital, and other key issues that can affect business success. A USDA representative will also discuss the Value-Added Producer Grant.

 

Introduction to SBIR/STTR (FREE!)

Date: March 8, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: University of Arkansas Fort Smith
City: Fort Smith

Description: High-tech entrepreneurs and university researchers, come get acquainted with Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer. SBIR/STTR provide federal funding for innovative research and development. Learn about basic requirements, methods for assessing qualifying technologies and projects, and how to get started.

 

Free & Local Small Business Marketing

Date: March 14, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Arkansas Tech University
City: Russellville

Description: Explore marketing approaches that are not only practical and low-cost but effective for any size business. Topics include image development, customer service, online marketing, public relations, and other low-cost marketing methods. This fast-paced workshop provides ideas businesses can use right away.

 

QuickBooks Online for Beginners and QuickBooks Online Day-to-Day Basics (Hands on)

Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Arkansas Tech University
City: Russellville

Description: Two workshops for QuickBooks Online (cloud-based) users. Morning session includes navigation, setting up a company, transactions, reconciling accounts, and more. Afternoon session continues with invoices, payments, bills, bank feeds, reports, and more. A computer with internet is provided during each interactive session.

 

Entrepreneurial Conference (FREE!)

Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Arkansas Tech University
City: Russellville

Description: Four successful entrepreneurs will discuss their journey, how they turned their passion into a business, and share their lessons learned along the way in TED-style presentations. A Q&A session will follow each speaker’s presentation and the ASBTDC will share business startup tips throughout the conference.

 

Business Development Series: Starting or Expanding Your Business

Date: April 18, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: BrickCity Emporium
City: Fort Smith

Description: On Tuesday evenings, participants identify key aspects of building or expanding a business to create a working plan for their endeavor. Instruction and class activities provide attendees with tools to address the four basic challenge areas to every business; the business concept, its organizational structure, customer relationships, and operations.

 

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