The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) is hosting a series of programs throughout the state in February designed to teach entrepreneurs how to launch a small business.
The ASBTDC is an economic development program designed to help Arkansas citizens launch, manage and operate businesses. Offering free consulting and market research, the organization is committed to helping businesses from around the state.
On Tuesday, Feb. 26, the ASBTDC is offering two “Start Your Small Business Now” programs. One will be in Batesville, and the other will be in Fayetteville. The program will be geared towards teaching entrepreneurs about legal business essentials, as well as regulations and licensing.
The Batesville event will be held at First Community Bank in the George Rider Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is free but pre-registration is required. Register here or call (870) 972-3517.
The Fayetteville event will be held on Tuesday, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub. The event is $30, but military veterans and UA staff, students and faculty can attend for free. Register here.
Another event, “Starting a Business in Arkansas,” will be held in Little Rock on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Led by ASBTDC Program Specialist Pamela Reed, aspiring business owners will learn essential startup steps and common business pitfalls.
This free event will be held at Terry Library from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register for the event here.
On Feb. 27, Gurdon will host a program entitled, “Is Starting a Business Right for You?” In this program, entrepreneurs will learn what it takes to be a successful business owner and provide tips on how to make it.
This free program will be held at the Gurdon Business Center from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register here.
On Thursday, Feb. 28, Arkadelphia will host the Small Business Startup Summit, a combination of two of ASBTDC’s popular seminars. This summit will focus on the steps necessary to start and finance a business.
While the event is free, pre-registration is required. Register here. The event will take place at the HSU Community Education Center from 1 to 4 p.m.