Russellville Area ASBTDC Events

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

Small Business Financial Management (FREE!)

Date: April 22, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Fort Smith Public Library
City: Fort Smith

Description: Learn the rules and how to use the tools for sound business financial management. No matter the size of your business, you should be knowledgeable about pertinent financial matters. Topics include the basics of financial management best practices, financial statements, working capital, budgeting, cash flow, and financing for your business.

 

QuickBooks Payroll (Hands on)

Date: April 28, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Arkansas Tech University
City: Russellville

Description: Participants will learn necessary information to use the payroll features in QuickBooks accounting software. Topics include tracking employee time, issuing paychecks, paying liabilities, and producing required payroll reports. A computer will be provided for each participant during this interactive session.

 

QuickBooks for Beginners (Hands on)

Date: May 6, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Beall Barclay & Company
City: Fort Smith

Description: This hands-on workshop introduces QuickBooks to small business owners and their employees with little or no experience using this accounting software. Topics include setting up a company, reconciling accounts, and working with lists, customers, vendors, assets, and liabilities. A computer is provided for use during this interactive seminar.

 

Small Business Forum: Ask the Experts (FREE!)

Date: May 8, 2015
Time: 8:30 am
Location: University of the Ozarks
City: Clarksville

Description: Experts in five different areas will come together to discuss topics concerning small business ownership and management. Attendees will then have the opportunity to get answers from an attorney, a certified public accountant, a marketing specialist, a business startup consultant, and a lender. There is no fee to attend thanks to Arvest Bank.

 

HR Basics for Business (FREE!)

Date: May 19, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: SPMI
City: Van Buren

Description: No matter how many employees a business has, HR is a BIG part of every business. When dealing with HR, what you don’t know can hurt your business. Tammy Barthel, SPHR, will discuss topics such as staffing, equal employment opportunity, risk management, labor relations, employee retention, the cost of turnover, federal employment laws, OSHA & more.

 

Free and Local: Small Business Marketing (FREE!)

Date: May 21, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Fort Smith Public Library | Main Branch
City: Fort Smith

Description: The speaker shares marketing approaches that are not only practical and low-cost, but effective for any size business. Topics covered are marketing fundamentals, 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 for Beginners (Hands on)

Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Arkansas Tech University
City: Russellville

Description: This hands-on workshop introduces QuickBooks to small business owners and their employees with little or no experience using this accounting software. Topics include setting up a company, reconciling accounts, and working with lists, customers, vendors, assets, and liabilities. A computer will be provided for use during this interactive seminar.

 

Arkansas Sales & Use Tax Workshop

Date: June 4, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Beall Barclay & Company
City: Fort Smith

Description: Designed to inform business owners of current sales and use tax laws, help them prevent overpayment of sales tax, teach them about audit risk, and show them how to protect themselves from failure to comply with new regulations. Questions regarding Arkansas incentives and tax credits available to many eligible businesses can also be answered.

 

Introduction to Social Media Marketing (Hands on)

Date: June 11, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Dardanelle Chamber of Commerce
City: Dardanelle

Description: Participants will learn how social media can be used to promote a business and which sites can fit into their overall online marketing strategy. iPads will be provided during this interactive workshop for an up-close look at some of the most popular social media sites and to demonstrate effective content creation on each site.

 

QuickBooks Day-to-Day Basics (Hands on)

Date: June 17, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Arkansas Tech University
City: Russellville

Description: Participants will learn to use the day-to-day features of QuickBooks including accounts payable, deposits, sales receipts, accounts receivable, managing sales tax, and more. A basic working knowledge of QuickBooks is recommended to attend this workshop. A computer will be provided for each participant during this interactive session.

 

QuickBooks Day-to-Day Basics (Hands on)

Date: June 23, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Beall Barclay & Company
City: Fort Smith

Description: Participants will learn to use the day-to-day features of QuickBooks including accounts payable, deposits, sales receipts, accounts receivable, managing sales tax, and more. A basic working knowledge of QuickBooks is recommended to attend this workshop. A computer will be provided for each participant during this interactive session.

 

QuickBooks Beyond the Basics (Hands on)

Date: July 15, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Arkansas Tech University
City: Russellville

Description: This hands-on workshop is geared toward experienced QuickBooks users with an emphasis on enhancing the basics of day-to-day usage. Participants will learn to customize reports and forms and to work with inventory, jobs, estimates, progress invoices, and more. A computer will be provided for each participant during this interactive session.

 

Small Business Start-Up Summit

Date: July 21, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Arkansas Tech University
City: Russellville

Description: Three workshops in one day are geared to help your small business get started! “Starting a Business in Arkansas,” “How to Write a Business Plan,” and “Business Financing Options” all help you identify the major steps crucial to starting and financing your endeavor. Valuable resources are included and lunch will be provided. Veterans attend free!

 

QuickBooks Beyond the Basics (Hands on)

Date: July 23, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Beall Barclay & Company
City: Fort Smith

Description: This hands-on workshop is geared toward experienced QuickBooks users with an emphasis on enhancing the basics of day-to-day usage. Participants will learn to customize reports and forms and to work with inventory, jobs, estimates, progress invoices, and more. A computer will be provided for each participant during this interactive session.

 

Top-Notch Customer Service Lunch & Learn

Date: July 30, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Central Mall
City: Fort Smith

Description: Customer service is a cost-free marketing technique and a way to set your business apart from your competitors. Join us at this lunch and learn workshop to understand how to stop barriers to customer service, meet customer expectations, handle unhappy customers, and create a culture of customer service! Lunch will be provided compliments of GFSAHB.

 

Small Business Forum: Ask the Experts (FREE!)

Date: August 7, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Arkansas Tech University
City: Russellville

Description: Experts in five different areas will come together to discuss topics concerning small business ownership and management. Attendees will then have the opportunity to get answers from an attorney, a certified public accountant, a marketing specialist, a business startup consultant, and a lender. There is no fee to attend thanks to Arvest Bank.

 

QuickBooks Payroll (Hands on)

Date: August 12, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Arkansas Tech University
City: Russellville

Description: Participants will learn necessary information to use the payroll features in QuickBooks accounting software. Topics include tracking employee time, issuing paychecks, paying liabilities, and producing required payroll reports. A computer will be provided for each participant during this interactive session.

 

Discerning Company Performance Data (Lenders Only)

Date: August 14, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Arkansas Tech University
City: Russellville

Description: Lenders need a keen eye for assessing client financial statements and tax returns. Discerning key data, reading cash flow statements, and reconciling financials to tax returns are important skills for lenders in determining troubled areas and in deciding if a client is a good candidate for financing. Lunch compliments of Beall Barclay & Co.

 

QuickBooks Payroll (Hands on)

Date: August 20, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Beall Barclay & Company
City: Fort Smith

Description: Participants will learn to use the payroll features in QuickBooks accounting software. Topics include tracking employee time, issuing paychecks, paying liabilities, and producing required payroll reports. A computer is provided for each participant during this interactive session.

 

Website in a Day (Hands on)

Date: August 25, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Arkansas Tech University
City: Russellville

Description: Does your organization 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.

 

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