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Little Rock Area ASBTDC Events

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

Introduction to QuickBooks

Date: February 17, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UALR Reynolds Business Center
City: Little Rock

Description: Introduction to QuickBooks provides beginners with information on the popular accounting software program. Topics include: setting up a new company, chart of accounts overview, working with lists, and how to view transactions records and find information in your company file. Only 12 seats available! Act Fast!

 

Get On the Map with Google

Date: February 18, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Business Center
City: Little Rock

Description: According to Google 97% of Americans look online for local goods and services. Do you like what they are finding about your business and city? Join us for a session to understand and implement the best local business listings to serve your customers.

 

SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal Writing Workshop

Date: February 20, 2015
Time: 8:00 am
Location: UALR Reynolds Business Center
City: Little Rock

Description: Small businesses receive more than billion in federal grants and contracts each year through the SBIR and STTR programs. This interactive, hands-on, Phase I Proposal Writing Workshop will help you plan and then complete each section of a Phase I SBIR STTR proposal. Instructor: Sharon Ballard of EnableVentures, Inc.

 

Business Planning

Date: February 24, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Searcy Chamber of Commerce
City: Searcy

Description: No matter how large or small, all businesses must have a business plan! A business plan will help you define your concept, evaluate your competition, determine risks, and estimate your costs. This seminar will explain and illustrate the business plan format. 30-page workbook included!

 

QuickBooks Reports

Date: March 3, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: UALR Reynolds Business Center
City: Little Rock

Description: This seminar helps the QuickBooks user to develop and generate financial reports that are more useful to the company�s management. Topics include Reports You Should Use, Custom Detailed Transaction Report, Exporting Reports to Excel, Memorize Reports, Accountant & Taxes, Budgets, Lists.

 

Excellent Customer Service

Date: March 5, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce
City: Heber Springs

Description: Excellent customer service is a cost-free marketing technique, as well as a way to set your business apart from your competitors. Join us in learning how to stop barriers to exceptional customer service, meet customer expectations, handle unhappy customers and create a culture of customer service!

 

Free and Local Small Business Marketing

Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: De Valls Bluff Community Center
City: De Valls Bluff

Description: A small marketing budget doesn’t have to mean restricted resources. Get an overview of general marketing techniques, accompanied by suggestions for small budgets. Topics include how to create a marketing plan and calendar, determining your target markets, low cost marketing tools, image development and branding, and e-marketing.

 

QuickBooks Beyond the Basics

Date: March 17, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Business Center
City: Little Rock

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.

 

Marketing Techniques for Small Business

Date: March 25, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: First Service Bank
City: Clinton

Description: A small marketing budget doesn’t have to mean restricted resources. Get an overview of general marketing techniques, accompanied by suggestions for small budgets. Topics include how to create a marketing plan and calendar, determining your target markets, low cost marketing tools, image development and branding, and e-marketing.

 

Marketing Your New Technology

Date: April 20, 2015
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Reynolds Business Center
City: Little Rock

Description: Entrepreneurs and university-based researchers gather market and competitive information to prepare them to bring their ideas to fruition. Topics covered include identification of problem/solution, using qualitative primary data collection, how to gain information from potential customers, quantitative research & much more.

 

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

 

Fayetteville Area ASBTDC Events

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

How to Get a Government Contract (FREE!)

Date: January 8, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Cornerstone Bank
City: Berryville

Description: Presented with the Carroll County Extension Office, Berryville Chamber, Cornerstone Bank and APAC, learn how your business can bid for and be awarded contracts with any local, state or federal government entity for services and product sales. Many sources of information will be provided by the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center speakers. FREE!

 

Five Social Media Marketing Strategies

Date: January 13, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Twin Lakes Community Bank
City: Flippin

Description: Businesses of all sizes are using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and blogs to connect with customers. We’ll show you five low-cost ways social media can bolster your marketing, trends and recent changes, and you’ll leave with your own marketing plan to help locate your customers online. Event co-sponsor Twin Lakes Community Bank, Flippin.

 

Export Ready for Arkansas Small Business

Date: January 15, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: U of A Global Campus
City: Rogers

Description: Presented with the World Trade Center and Arvest Bank “Export Ready for Arkansas Small Business” showcases three trained export speakers from the ASBTDC, the WTC, and the Arvest International team, to help any business explore the possibilities of exporting goods or services. Local resources will be identified. FREE lunch provided by Arvest Bank.

 

Start-Up Summit

Date: January 22, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Legacy National Bank
City: Springdale

Description: Two seminars in one day: “How to Start a Business in Arkansas” prepares you for the intensive business planning process and “How to Write a Business Plan” presents the elements every good plan should contain and that lenders expect. Co-sponsor Legacy National Bank is providing a free lunch. Seminars FREE to US Veterans and NWA ALPFA members.

 

Five Social Media Strategies for Small Business

Date: January 26, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville

Description: Businesses of all sizes are using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and blogs to connect with customers. We’ll show you five low-cost ways social media can bolster your current marketing, trends and recent changes, and you’ll leave with your own social media marketing plan or an updated plan to better locate your customers online.

 

Patent, Trademark and Copyright Issues for Small Business

Date: January 27, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: U of A Global Campus
City: Rogers

Description: Presented with the U of A Global Campus, Rogers and Smith Hurst, PLC “Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Issues for Small Business” will help any business looking for protection of assets such as intellectual property, business name or logo, or website. Topics: basic laws, current trends, and the processes involved. 3 hours CLE credit for attorneys.

 

Words Matter Why Every Small Business Should Blog

Date: January 29, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville

Description: This seminar is designed for local business owners or their staff who want to learn about using blogging as an Internet marketing tool or make their current blog better. Presenter Jamie Smith, of Jamie’s Notebook is an experienced online content writer and blogger. She will provide in-class writing exercises and blog content generation ideas.

 

Cyber Security Summit for Small Business

Date: February 5, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville

Description: Presented with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and Arvest Bank, expert speakers will define and address issues regarding cyber fraud, internet safety, social media in the workplace, and cyber banking issues and offer practical solutions for small businesses to combat these topics. Discounts available for Fayetteville Chamber members!

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: February 7, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Leflar Law Center, School of Law, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville

Description: SPECIAL SATURDAY session at the Leflar Law Center on the U of A campus! This seminar presented with the U of A School of Law prepares entrepreneurs for the intensive and detailed business planning process and discusses all start-up requirements. 40-page workbook included. FREE to US Veterans and NWA ALPFA members. Free parking down Lindell Avenue.

 

Arkansas Small Business Owners Legal Summit

Date: February 11, 2015
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
City: Fayetteville

Description: Presented with the Fayetteville Chamber and Arvest Bank, a panel of 5 respected NWA business attorneys will present on legal entity choices, contracting and collections, risk management, sales and use tax and estate planning. A thousand dollars of legal advice for a fifty dollar fee (thirty for chamber members).FREE lunch provided by Arvest Bank.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: February 17, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville

Description: This seminar prepares participants for the intensive business planning process, identifies major steps crucial to starting a business, discusses key issues that affect your business success, start-up requirements and common pitfalls you will face as an entrepreneur.40-page workbook included! (Veterans and NWA ALPFA members attend FREE!)

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: February 17, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville

Description: No matter how large or small, all businesses must have a business plan! A business plan will help you define your concept, evaluate your competition, determine risks, and estimate your costs. This seminar will explain and illustrate the business plan format. 30-page workbook included! (FREE for NWA ALPFA members!)

 

How to Use Google Analytics and Other Social Media to Grow Your Business

Date: February 19, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville

Description: This seminar is for business owners or staff who want to learn about interpreting their Google Analytics and other social media insights to grow their business. Presenter Collin Condray of Blue Zoo Creative is an experienced website and marketing professional. He will provide a live, in-class analysis of various social media analytics reports.

 

Social Security Income Planning for the Small Business Owner

Date: February 24, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville

Description: This seminar is for current business owners or those thinking of starting a business in his or her retirement years. Presenter Jim Hallisey of Simply Smart Solutions is an experienced financial consultant. He will provide information on calculating benefits while considering other income tax issues for a smarter retirement income.

 

Website in a Day!

Date: February 27, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville

Description: Does your business need a website? Have you been held back by a lack of funds or technical skills? Using our computer laptop lab you will design a free website using the very user-friendly Weebly program, create a FREE account, and leave with a functional, five-page website you own and control. FREE workbook included.

 

Five Social Media Strategies for Small Business

Date: March 3, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Legacy National Bank
City: Springdale

Description: Not sure where to begin or are you using social media to promote your business but not sure how to integrate all the online outlets? Businesses of all sizes are using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and blogs to connect with customers. Free lunch provided by event co-sponsor Legacy National Bank. FREE to Springdale Chamber Members.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: March 10, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: U of A Global Campus, Rogers
City: Rogers

Description: This seminar prepares participants for the intensive business planning process, identifies major steps crucial to starting a business, discusses key issues that affect your business success, start-up requirements and common pitfalls you will face as an entrepreneur. 40-page workbook included! (Veterans and NWA ALPFA members attend FREE!) .

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: March 10, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: U of A Global Campus, Rogers
City: Rogers

Description: No matter how large or small, all businesses must have a business plan! A business plan will help you define your concept, evaluate your competition, determine risks, and estimate your costs. This seminar will explain and illustrate the business plan format. 30-page workbook included! (FREE for NWA ALPFA members!)

 

Small Business Financing Options ALPFA Entrepreneurial Journey

Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville

Description: Presented with the NWA ALPFA chapter, FORGE, Arkansas Capital Corporation Group, and Accion Arkansas this seminar presents speakers addressing financing with bank loans, SBA backed loans, and alternative or micro lenders. Appetizers served at 6 pm, and networking opportunities before and after the event. FREE to NWA ALPFA members. Public welcome!

 

Obtaining Government Certification for Women, Disabled Veteran, or Minority-Owned Businesses(FREE!)

Date: March 17, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
City: Fayetteville

Description: Presented with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and APAC, this seminar instructs on the processes and possibilities of procuring local, state and federal contract awards for properly certified, set-aside government award programs. Speakers are from the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center. Those with no government contract experience welcome!

 

Build a WordPress Website in a Day!

Date: April 7, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville

Description: Learn how to create an operational website at home using WordPress. Presenter is Denise Brooks of Alexis Information Systems. All attendees receive a free copy o fher book on WordPress website development which shows how to install WordPress in less than 30 minutes. Attendees may bring laptops or reserve one at the center for use in the workshop.

 

SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal Writing Workshop

Date: April 21, 2015
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville

Description: This interactive seminar will help you plan and then complete each section of a Phase I SBIR/ STTR proposal for the government funding program that provides funding for businesses or products that meet federal research or development needs. Presenter is Sharon Ballard of EnableVentures, Inc.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: April 28, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville

Description: This seminar prepares participants for the intensive business planning process, identifies major steps crucial to starting a business, discusses key issues that affect your business success, start-up requirements and common pitfalls you will face as an entrepreneur.40-page workbook included! (Veterans and NWA ALPFA members attend FREE!)

 

QuickBooks Introduction

Date: April 30, 2015
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville

Description: This class introduces QuickBooks to small business owners with little or no experience. Learn new company set up, restricting levels of access for multi-users, chart of accounts overview, working with lists, writing checks vs. paying bills, invoicing, depositing money, credit memos and printing checks with Larissa Miller, Beall Barclay & Co.

 

QuickBooks Introduction

Date: April 30, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Reynolds Center, Walton College, U of A Campus
City: Fayetteville

Description: Participants will acquire knowledge of the more advanced features of QuickBooks. Learn entering purchase orders, entering a bill, adjusting & reporting inventory, creating job estimates, invoicing, accounts payable management, creating reports, sales tax, bank reconciliations, and an accountant’s review with Larissa Miller, Beall Barclay & Co.

 

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

 

 

Russellville Area ASBTDC Events

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

Website in a Day (Hands on)

Date: January 8, 2015
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 for Beginners (Hands on)

Date: January 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.

 

QuickBooks Day-to-Day Basics (Hands on)

Date: February 18, 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.

 

Free and Local: Small Business Marketing

Date: February 25, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Russellville Chamber of Commerce
City: Russellville

Description: The speaker shares marketing approaches that are not only practical and low-cost, but effective for any size business. Topics to be 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.

 

Website in a Day (Hands on)

Date: March 5, 2015
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Morrilton Chamber of Commerce
City: Morrilton

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.

 

Home-Based Businesses: Where to Start and What to Expect

Date: March 17, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Arkansas Tech University
City: Russellville

Description: 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.

 

QuickBooks Beyond the Basics (Hands on)

Date: March 26, 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.

 

Facebook Business Pages (Hands on)

Date: April 9, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Central Mall
City: Fort Smith

Description: This hands-on workshop will show participants how to use a Facebook business page to their business’s advantage. In addition to Facebook basics, attendees will be shown how to use this social media platform in different ways to engage users. Understanding, monitoring, and using Facebook Insights data will also be discussed.

 

How to Obtain Government Certifications for Women, Minority & Veteran-Owned Businesses (Free!)

Date: April 14, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Arkansas Tech University
City: Russellville

Description: Set-aside government award contracts are available every year for properly certified applicants of Women, Disabled Veteran, or Minority-Owned businesses. This seminar will teach participants how to obtain these vital certifications and learn about the different types of governmental contracting possibilities.

 

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.

 

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

 

Jonesboro Area ASBTDC Events

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

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: January 22, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: This workshop is recommended to anyone considering starting a business. Find out the major steps crucial to starting a business, identify key issues that affect your business success, and discuss start-up requirements a well as common pitfalls you may face as an entrepreneur. Learn what to do before you open!

 

Market Research: High Quality and In-Depth Analysis for Small Business

Date: January 22, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: The right information is crucial to small business success. Learn about the no-cost marketing research tools and assistance to help any entrepreneur start or any business owner grow a business. Recommended for both start-up and existing businesses.

 

Disaster Preparedness for Small Business

Date: January 30, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce
City: Jonesboro

Description: This seminar will provide you with the background information and basic planning tools to increase the survivability of your business. Learn about local hazards, how to prepare for future disasters, and most importantly, what assistance will be available following a major disaster.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: February 3, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Osceola Chamber of Commerce Building
City: Osceola

Description: This seminar prepares you for the intensive business planning process, identifies major steps crucial to starting a business, discusses key issues that affect the success of your business, and discusses start-up requirements and common pitfalls that you will face as an entrepreneur. (Veterans attend FREE)

 

Market Research: High Quality and In-Depth Analysis for Small Business

Date: February 3, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Osceola Chamber of Commerce Building
City: Osceola

Description: The right information is crucial to small business success. Learn about the no-cost marketing research tools and assistance to help any entrepreneur start or any business owner grow a business. Recommended for both start-up and existing businesses.

 

Create Your Own Website Using Weebly

Date: February 17, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Newport Business Resource Center
City: Newport

Description: Does your business need a website? Have you been held back by a lack of funds or a lack of 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.

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: February 19, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: No matter how large or small, all businesses must have a business plan! A business plan will help you define your concept, evaluate your competition, determine risks, and estimate your costs. This seminar will explain and illustrate the business plan format.

 

Show Me the Money: Finding Financing for Your Small Business

Date: February 19, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: This seminar will explain how and where to get financing for prospective and existing businesses. Credit requirements, places to go for funding and the Small Business Administration’s loan guaranty program will be presented.

 

Create Your Own Website Using Weebly

Date: February 24, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce Building
City: Paragould

Description: Does your business need a website? Have you been held back by a lack of funds or a lack of 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.

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: March 3, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Osceola Chamber of Commerce
City: Osceola

Description: No matter how large or small, all businesses must have a business plan! A business plan will help you define your concept, evaluate your competition, determine risks, and estimate your costs. This seminar will explain and illustrate the business plan format.

 

Show Me the Money: Finding Financing for Your Small Business

Date: March 3, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Osceola Chamber of Commerce
City: Osceola

Description: This seminar will explain how and where to get financing for prospective and existing businesses. Credit requirements, places to go for funding and the Small Business Administration’s loan guaranty program will be presented.

 

QuickBooks l: Chart of Accounts & Check Writing

Date: March 10, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: Learn this popular computerized accounting program, hands-on! This seminar covers setting up a new company, chart of accounts, writing checks and bank reconciliation. Participants must be comfortable operating a personal computer in a Windows environment.

 

5 Social Media Strategies for Small Business

Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Batesville Chamber of Commerce
City: Batesville

Description: Not sure where to begin with social media or why you should bother? Businesses of all sizes are using online tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs to connect with customers. We�ll show you five low-cost ways social media can bolster your current marketing efforts, and you�ll leave with your own social media marketing plan.

 

QuickBooks II: Inventory/Accounts Payable

Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: Learn this popular computerized accounting program, hands-on! This seminar covers inventory, adjusting and report inventory, invoicing, and accounts payable. Participants must be comfortable operating a personal computer in a Windows environment.

 

QuickBooks III: Accounts Receivable

Date: March 17, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: Learn this popular computerized accounting program, hands-on! This seminar teaches how to set up necessary information to set up and use accounts receivable. Participants must be comfortable operating a personal computer in a Windows environment.

 

QuickBooks IV: Payroll

Date: March 19, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: Learn this popular computerized accounting program, hands-on! This seminar teaches how to set up necessary information to set up and use payroll features, originating paychecks and other issues. Participants must be comfortable operating a personal computer in a Windows environment.

 

Website Tracking for Your Small Business

Date: April 3, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Baxter County Library
City: Mountain Home

Description: Learn how to use your website analytics to monitor your online marketing and grow your small business. The seminar will be instructed by Tobias Pugsley of VisionAmp Marketing Inc.

 

Market Research: High Quality and In-Depth Analysis for Small Business

Date: April 9, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce
City: Batesville

Description: The right information is crucial to small business success. Learn about the no-cost marketing research tools and assistance to help any entrepreneur start or any business owner grow a business. Recommended for both start-up and existing businesses.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: This seminar prepares you for the intensive business planning process, identifies major steps crucial to starting a business, discusses key issues that affect the success of your business, and discusses start-up requirements and common pitfalls that you will face as an entrepreneur. (Veterans attend FREE)

 

Market Research: High Quality and In-Depth Analysis for Small Businesses

Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Delta Center Building, ASU’s Main Campus
City: Jonesboro

Description: The right information is crucial to small business success. Learn about the no-cost marketing research tools and assistance to help any entrepreneur start or any business owner grow a business. Recommended for both start-up and existing businesses.

 

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

 

Magnolia Area ASBTDC Events

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

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: January 13, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

Description: This seminar prepares you for the intensive business planning process, identifies major steps crucial to starting a business, discusses key issues that affect your business success, and discusses start-up requirements and the common pitfalls you will face as an entrepreneur.

 

Operating a Home-Based Business

Date: January 22, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: South Arkansas Community College – East Campus
City: El Dorado

Description: 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.

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: January 27, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

Description: No matter how large or small, all businesses should have a written plan. A business plan helps to define concepts, evaluate the competition, analyze markets, determine risks and estimate financial potential. This in-depth seminar discusses the business planning process in detail.

 

Operating a Home-Based Business

Date: February 10, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

Description: 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.

 

Legal Entities

Date: February 12, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Southern Arkansas University
City:

Description: This seminar presents an overview of the common types of business organizations available to Arkansas startups and established businesses (LLCs and other corporations), required responsibilities afterward, and general tax and estate planning issues. Presenter is law attorney John Stobaugh of Bell and Boyd Law Firm.

 

Getting Started with Pinterest & Instagram

Date: February 19, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: South Arkansas Community College – East Campus
City: El Dorado

Description: Join us for a fun and fast paced look at these emerging social networks. In this seminar, we will explore how these social networks may fit your business and how to make these effective. We will also discuss time management tips on how to make sure you are spending the appropriate amounts of time on these social networks.

 

Advanced Facebook

Date: February 25, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: UACCH – Hope
City: Hope

Description: This course is a step-up from our Facebook ABC’s for Business seminar. Attendees will be hands-on with computers and will be shown step-by-step how to create various marketing techniques for their business on Facebook. Attendees should have basic computer skills and already have a personal Facebook profile.

 

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Getting Started with Pinterest and Instagram

Date: March 10, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: South Arkansas Community College – East Campus
City: El Dorado

Description: Join us for a fun and fast paced look at these emerging social networks. In this seminar, we will explore how these social networks may fit your business and how to make these effective. We will also discuss time management tips on how to make sure you are spending the appropriate amounts of time on these social networks.

 

Create an Online Store Using Weebly

Date: March 11, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: UACCH – Hope
City: Hope

Description: Does your business website need an online store? Have you been held back by a lack of funds or a lack of technical skills? Then, “Web Store in a Day” is the hands-on workshop for you! You’ll be taken step-by-step through creating attractive, functional web store. All participants receive a free workbook with detailed instructions.

 

Email Marketing

Date: March 19, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: South Arkansas Community College – East Campus
City: El Dorado

Description: Email marketing doesn�t cost much or take a lot of time, but it�s effective – a perfect fit for small businesses! Target the customer you want to reach and get results with email. Learn how to get your messages opened, how to grow your list, and how to use email service providers to create professional-looking campaigns in a snap.

 

Quickbooks for Beginners

Date: March 24, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

Description: This is a good session for those who have just purchased the QuickBooks software and are looking to set up their company file correctly. It�s very important to start out right and this workshop focuses on the things to do first to get started.

 

Quickbooks – Beyond The Basics

Date: March 24, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

Description: This seminar is designed for the experienced QuickBooks user to work with other features in QuickBooks as well as sharing tips on everyday use of the software. Topics include: Inventory, Sales Tax, Utilities, Memorized Transactions, Back-up Files, and Customizing Invoices, Receipts & Statements.

 

QuickBooks for Beginners

Date: March 25, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Southern Arkansas University
City: Magnolia

Description: This is a good session for those who have just purchased the QuickBooks software and are looking to set up their company file correctly. It�s very important to start out right and this workshop focuses on the things to do first to get started.

 

QuickBooks – Beyond The Basics

Date: March 25, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Southern Arkansas University
City: Magnolia

Description: This seminar is designed for the experienced QuickBooks user to work with other features in QuickBooks as well as sharing tips on everyday use of the software. Topics include: Inventory, Sales Tax, Utilities, Memorized Transactions, Back-up Files, and Customizing Invoices, Receipts & Statements.

 

Operating a Home-Based Business

Date: April 2, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Southern Arkansas University
City: Magnolia

Description: 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.

 

Create an Online Store Using Weebly

Date: April 7, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: OPED Building
City: Camden

Description: Does your business website need an online store? Have you been held back by a lack of funds or a lack of technical skills? Then, “Web Store in a Day” is the hands-on workshop for you! You’ll be taken step-by-step through creating attractive, functional web store. All participants receive a free workbook with detailed instructions.

 

Minding Your P’s and Q’s: Business Etiquette and Professionalism

Date: April 22, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: UACCH – Hope
City: Hope

Description: Good manners are good business, yet rudeness runs rampant. Do your employees project the image you want your customers to see? Is your phone being answered in a customer friendly and efficient manner? Learn ways to ensure your customers receive professional, courteous service in every situation.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: April 30, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Southern Arkansas University
City: Magnolia

Description: This seminar prepares you for the intensive business planning process, identifies major steps crucial to starting a business, discusses key issues that affect your business success, and discusses start-up requirements and common pitfalls you will face as an entrepreneur.

 

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

 

Arkadelphia Area ASBTDC Events

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

Marketing Techniques for Your Small Business

Date: January 6, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Arvest Bank
City: Hot Springs

Description: A small marketing budget doesn’t have to mean restricted resources. Get an overview of general marketing techniques, accompanied by suggestions for small budgets. Topics include how to create a marketing plan and calendar, determining your target markets, low cost marketing tools, image development and branding, and e-marketing.

 

Fitness for Your Business Boot Camp

Date: January 6, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Arvest Bank
City: Hot Springs

Description: Start the new year off right for your business with our extensive Fitness for your Business Boot Camp. The four-part series will be held every Tuesday in January. Over the course of the series you will learn key information regarding the following business topics: Marketing Techniques, Human Resource Management, Cash Flow, and Microsoft Excel.

 

Website in a Day

Date: January 8, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Grant County Chamber of Commerce
City: Sheridan

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.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: January 12, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

Description: This seminar prepares you for the intensive business planning process, identifies major steps crucial to starting a business, discusses key issues that affect the success of your business, and discusses start-up requirements and common pitfalls that you will face as an entrepreneur. (Veterans attend FREE)

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: January 12, 2015
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

Description: No matter how large or small, all businesses must have a business plan! A business plan will help you define your concept, evaluate your competition, determine risks, and estimate your costs. This seminar will explain and illustrate the business plan format.

 

Human Resource Management

Date: January 13, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Arvest Bank
City: Hot Springs

Description: This training will provide an overview of the many aspects of human resource management. During this session, we will provide training on the following topics: Fair Labor Standards Act, Diversity, Effective Recruiting, Effective Hiring, Retaining Employees, and Competing for good employees.

 

Managing Your Cash Flow

Date: January 20, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Arvest Bank
City: Hot Springs

Description: Cash planning is often the key to business survival. Learn the concepts of short and long term cash budgeting. Do you know your cash needs for next year, next month, or even tomorrow? Don’t gamble with the money of your business. Learn to take control of your cash planning now.

 

Operating a Home-Based Business

Date: January 21, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: HSU Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

Description: 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.

 

Marketing Techniques for Your Small Business

Date: January 26, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: CCCUA-DeQueen
City: DeQueen

Description: A small marketing budget doesn’t have to mean restricted resources. Get an overview of general marketing techniques, accompanied by suggestions for small budgets. Topics include how to create a marketing plan and calendar, determining your target markets, low cost marketing tools, image development and branding, and e-marketing.

 

Microsoft Excel for Your Small Business

Date: January 27, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Arvest Bank
City: Hot Springs

Description: Are you looking for ways to get the most out of Microsoft Excel for your business? Join us for an overview of Microsoft Excel basics. Topics include manipulating spreadsheets, using formulas, and utilizing workbooks for accounting and inventory purposes.

 

Boosting Business with Great Customer Reviews

Date: January 29, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Glenwood Country Club
City: Glenwood

Description: Do you know what your customers are saying about your business online? This seminar will lead you through the various online customer review sites, how to create compelling business listings for the most popular sites, and tips for getting great customer reviews!

 

Setting Up QuickBooks

Date: February 5, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
City: Hot Springs

Description: This hands-on seminar covers everything you need to know to properly set up your QuickBooks program. Specific topics include: Moving Around QuickBooks, Preferences, Chart of Accounts, and Setting Up Customers, Vendors and Other Names. **Please note that only 11 seats are available. Pre-registration is required for all attendees.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: February 9, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Pike County Library
City: Murfreesboro

Description: This seminar prepares you for the intensive business planning process, identifies major steps crucial to starting a business, discusses key issues that affect the success of your business, and discusses start-up requirements and common pitfalls that you will face as an entrepreneur. (Veterans attend FREE)

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: February 9, 2015
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: Pike County Library
City: Murfreesboro

Description: No matter how large or small, all businesses must have a business plan! A business plan will help you define your concept, evaluate your competition, determine risks, and estimate your costs. This seminar will explain and illustrate the business plan format.

 

QuickBooks for Beginners

Date: February 12, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
City: Hot Springs

Description: This session helps the user to use QuickBooks routinely while ensuring that tasks maintain fiscal accountability. Topics covered include: Debits vs. Credits, Writing Checks, Making Deposits, Entering & Paying Bills, Invoices & Receipts, and Receiving Payments. **Please note that only 11 seats are available. Pre-registration is required.

 

Funding Your Business from Start to Finish

Date: February 17, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Arvest Bank
City: Hot Springs

Description: In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to hear first-hand information from a key banker in the area. We will discuss key issues that affect the success of small businesses and the common mistakes that business owners make in preparing a loan package.

 

Marketing Techniques for Your Small Business

Date: February 18, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Grant County Chamber of Commerce
City: Sheridan

Description: A small marketing budget doesn’t have to mean restricted resources. Get an overview of general marketing techniques, accompanied by suggestions for small budgets. Topics include how to create a marketing plan and calendar, determining your target markets, low cost marketing tools, image development and branding, and e-marketing.

 

QuickBooks: Beyond the Basics

Date: February 19, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
City: Hot Springs

Description: This workshop enables the experienced QuickBooks user to work with other features in QuickBooks. Topics include: Inventory, Sales Tax, Utilities, Memorized Transactions, Back-up Files, and Customizing Invoices, Receipts & Statements. **Please note that only 11 seats are available. Pre-registration is required.

 

Excellent Customer Service

Date: February 23, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Rich Mountain Community College
City: Mena

Description: Exceptional customer service is a cost-free marketing technique, as well as a way to set your business apart from your competitors. Join us in learning how to stop barriers to exceptional customer service, meet customer expectations, handle unhappy customers and create a culture of customer service!

 

Peacock in the Land of Penguins

Date: February 24, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: HSU Mooney Hall
City: Arkadelphia

Description: In this seminar, you will meet Perry the Peacock, Jack the Jaybird, Helen the Hawk and Sarah the Swan and realize we have all of these wonderful birds working among us. How good are we at appreciating what each brings to the table to make our company successful? It�s a fun colorful way to get to know how you fly through your days work.

 

Website in a Day

Date: February 25, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: CCCUA-Nashville
City: Nashville

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.

 

QuickBooks Online

Date: February 26, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
City: Hot Springs

Description: This workshop is intended for the QuickBooks user who routinely utilizes QuickBooks online. Topics include: Moving Around QuickBooks, Entering Transactions, Generating Reports, and Backing Up Files. **Please note that only 11 seats are available. Pre-registration is required.

 

Get Started with Pinterest & Instagram

Date: March 2, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: CCCUA-DeQueen
City: DeQueen

Description: In this seminar we will explore how these social networks may fit your business and how to make these effective.

 

Introduction to Social Media

Date: March 5, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Fordyce Bank & Trust
City: Fordyce

Description: This presentation will cover how small businesses can use social media sites to help promote their business and grow their online presence. It will include how these sites fit into the overall online strategy, best practices on setting up accounts, and key metrics to monitor the campaign.

 

Starting a Business in Arkansas

Date: March 9, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: HSU Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

Description: This seminar prepares you for the intensive business planning process, identifies major steps crucial to starting a business, discusses key issues that affect the success of your business, and discusses start-up requirements and common pitfalls that you will face as an entrepreneur. (Veterans attend FREE)

 

How to Write a Business Plan

Date: March 9, 2015
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: HSU Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

Description: No matter how large or small, all businesses must have a business plan! A business plan will help you define your concept, evaluate your competition, determine risks, and estimate your costs. This seminar will explain and illustrate the business plan format.

 

Marketing Techniques for Your Small Business

Date: March 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: HSU Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

Description: A small marketing budget doesn’t have to mean restricted resources. Get an overview of general marketing techniques, accompanied by suggestions for small budgets. Topics include how to create a marketing plan and calendar, determining your target markets, low cost marketing tools, image development and branding, and e-marketing.

 

Build Revenue with Successful Sales

Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: CCCUA-Nashville
City: Nashville

Description: Are you looking for ways to increase your sales and revenue? Are you lacking the proper techniques and training for successful sales? If so, join us for this extensive seminar where we will teach you the proper ways to train your staff and successfully sell to your customers.

 

Managing Your Cash Flow

Date: March 19, 2015
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: HSU Mooney Hall
City: Arkadelphia

Description: Cash planning is often the key to business survival. Learn the concepts of short and long term cash budgeting. Do you know your cash needs for next year, next month, or even tomorrow? Don’t gamble with the money of your business. Learn to take control of your cash planning now.

 

Restaurant 101

Date: March 26, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Malvern Chamber of Commerce
City: Malvern

Description: Restaurants are among the hardest businesses to start up and to operate. This seminar will offer an overview of what it takes to open and run a successful restaurant by providing step by step details such as menu development, site configuration, personnel, financing, marketing, advertising and legal issues.

 

Website in a Day

Date: March 30, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Fordyce Bank & Trust
City: Fordyce

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.

 

Human Resource Management

Date: April 7, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: HSU Community Education Center
City: Arkadelphia

Description: This training will provide an overview of the many aspects of human resource management. During this session, we will provide training on the following topics: Fair Labor Standards Act, Diversity, Effective Recruiting, Effective Hiring, Retaining Employees, and Competing for good employees.

 

Excellent Customer Service

Date: April 9, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Grant County Chamber of Commerce
City: Sheridan

Description: Exceptional customer service is a cost-free marketing technique, as well as a way to set your business apart from your competitors. Join us in learning how to stop barriers to exceptional customer service, meet customer expectations, handle unhappy customers and create a culture of customer service!

 

Operating a Home-Based Business

Date: April 16, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: CCCUA-DeQueen
City: DeQueen

Description: 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.

 

Boosting Business with Great Customer Reviews

Date: April 20, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Fordyce Bank & Trust
City: Fordyce

Description: Do you know what your customers are saying about your business online? This seminar will lead you through the various online customer review sites, how to create compelling business listings for the most popular sites, and tips for getting great customer reviews!

 

Introduction to Social Media

Date: April 21, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Pike County Library
City: Murfreesboro

Description: This presentation will cover how small businesses can use social media sites to help promote their business and grow their online presence. It will include how these sites fit into the overall online strategy, best practices on setting up accounts, and key metrics to monitor the campaign.

 

Build Revenue with Successful Sales

Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: College of the Ouachitas
City: Malvern

Description: Are you looking for ways to increase your sales and revenue? Are you lacking the proper techniques and training for successful sales? If so, join us for this extensive seminar where we will teach you the proper ways to train your staff and successfully sell to your customers.

 

Business Etiquette

Date: April 29, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Glenwood Country Club
City: Glenwood

Description: Good manners are good business, yet rudeness runs rampant! The cyber, cellular, time-compressed business world of the 21st century has created new situations. Everyone in your organization can gain confidence in their knowledge of the rules. Start using this marketing advantage that is as important as your products and services.

 

Modeling Your Business for Success

Date: April 30, 2015
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: CCCUA-Nashville
City: Nashville

Description: Business modeling isn’t just for startups. It’s about evaluating the next steps in the dynamic planning and development process for your venture. Using the Business Model Canvas, we will explore the most important areas of your business and learn why a business should have continuous conversation to maintain a competitive edge in the market.

 

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