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Education and Training

 

EVENTS, WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

September, 2014


How To Get a Government Contract
Monday, September 29, 2014
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Bank Community Room
200 Progress Ave
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact: mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: Free; but registration required.

SBA Lending, the Way of the Future (Lenders Only)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
8:30 am - 11 am
U of A Reynolds Center
145 N Buchanan Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: Free; but registration required.

October, 2014

Sales and Use Taxes for Arkansas Small Business
Thursday, October 2, 2014
11 am - 1 pm
U of A Reynolds Center
145 N Buchanan Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $40

Email & Newsletter Marketing: 10 Tips
Thursday, October 9, 2014
11 am - 1 pm
Springdale Chamber of Commerce
202 W Emma Ave
Springdale, AR 72764
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $20

Start-Up Summit
Friday, October 10, 2014
9 am - 3 pm
Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce
317 W Walnut
Rogers, AR 72756
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $ 95 public, $65 for Rogers-Lowell Chamber members; Free for US veterans
Breakfast and lunch included

Website In a Day
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
9 am - 3 pm
U of A Reynolds Center
145 N Buchanan Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $50
Breakfast and snacks included; lunch on your own.

Sales Strategies for Small Business
Monday, October 20, 2014
6 - 8 pm
U of A Reynolds Center
145 N Buchanan Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $30

QuickBooks Introduction
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
8:30 am - 12 noon
U of A Global Campus
3300 Market Street
Rogers, AR 72758
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $65

QuickBooks Intermediate
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
1 - 4:30 pm
U of A Global Campus
3300 Market Street
Rogers, AR 72758
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $65

Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights
Thursday, October 23, 2014
U of A Reynolds Center
145 N Buchanan Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $40

How To Get a Government Contract
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Bentonville-Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce
200 E Central
Bentonville, AR 72712
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: Free but registration is required.

Facebood & Twitter:  Are You Doing It Right?
Thursday, October 30, 2014
8:30 am - 11 am
Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
123 W Mountain St
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $40; $30 for Fayetteville Chamber members

November, 2014

Starting a Business in Arkansas
Saturday, November 1, 2014
10 am - 12 noon
Fayetteville Public Library
401 W Mountain St
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $30; Free for US Veterans

How To Write a Business Plan
Saturday, November 1, 2014
12 - 2 pm
Fayetteville Public Library
401 W Mountain St
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $35

High Performance Strategic Marketing
Monday, November 3, 2014
11 am - 1 pm
Fayetteville Public Library
401 W Mountain St
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $40

Build an On-Strategy Brand Identity Online
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
5 - 7:50 pm
U of A Global Campus
3300 Market Street
Rogers, AR 72758
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $40

QuickBooks Introduction
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
8:30 am - 12 noon
U of A Reynolds Center
145 N Buchanan Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $65

QuickBooks Intermediate
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
1 - 4:30 pm
U of A Reynolds Center
145 N Buchanan Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $65

Add Instagram to Your Marketing Plan
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 pm
U of A Reynolds Center
145 N Buchanan Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $30

QuickBooks Payroll
Tuesday, November 13, 2014
8:30 am - 12 noon
U of A Global Campus
3300 Market Street
Rogers, AR 72758
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $65

Buying or Selling a Small Business in Arkansas
Monday, November 17, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 pm
U of A Reynolds Center
145 N Buchanan Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $40

Website In a Day
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
9 am - 3 pm
U of A Reynolds Center
145 N Buchanan Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $50
Breakfast and snacks included; lunch on your own.

5 Social Media Strategies for Small Business
Thursday, November 20, 2014
5 pm - 7:30 pm
Fayetteville Public Library
401 W Mountain St
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $30

December, 2014

Starting a Business in Arkansas
Monday, December 1, 2014
11 am - 2 pm
U of A Reynolds Center
145 N Buchanan Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: 479-575-5148
Contact:
mlondagin@walton.uark.edu
Cost: $30; Free to US Veterans


ONLINE RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

American Management Association -- Provides information, seminars and e-learning courses on business management topics.

Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center -- Provides technical assistance, market research, and training to small businesses in Fayetteville and surrounding counties

Arkansas World Trade Center
 -- Provides international trade services to companies that are interested or already are in global commerce.

Business Gateway -- This link is managed by the Small Business Administration in partnership with 21 other federal agencies.  This partnership is a Presidential E-government initiative that provides a single access point to government serviceds and information that can assist businesses with their operations.

Export.gov -- Brings together resources from across the US government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today's global marketplace.

Government Benefits -- Provides improved, personalized access to government assistance programs.

Govloans.gov -- GovLoans.gov is the gateway to government loan information and can  help direct individuals to the loan information that best meets their needs.

National Association for the Self-Employed -- Offers resources to assist self-employed individuals and micro-businesses.

Small Business Administration -- The US Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy in the nation. This website contains resources to help small businesses learn about programs designed to assist their business, as well as loan opportunities.  Banks that have a Fayetteville presence and make SBA loans--Arkansas Capital Corp.; Arvest Bank; BancorpSouth Bank; First Security Bank; Centennial Bank; Regions Bank; and Great Southern Bank.

SCORE --The SCORE organization provides free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs.  This website contains business tools and resources such as help in creating business plans and get one-on-one advice from retired entrepreneurs.

Veterans' Business Outreach Center -- Provides business training, counseling, technical assistance, and mentoring to Veterans, Reservists, National Guards, and Active Duty business owners and start-up candidates in the Southeast Region of the US.    This website serves as a clearinghouse of business and technical assistance for those interested in starting or growing a business.

Veteran Business -- Provides up-to-the-minute information from federal government on Service-Disabled and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.

 
OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES:

www.accessfayetteville.com is the official website for the City of Fayetteville.  Visit the site to learn why Fayetteville is the preferred location for families and businesses to relocate.

www.arkansas.gov is the official website for the State of Arkansas.  Learn more about Arkansas here.

GreenZine Northwest Arkansas is a quarterly online magazine and go-to web resource for all things green and sustainable concerning the northwest Arkansas region.

US Census Bureau provides state, county, and city quickfacts.

www.arkansas.comwww.tourarkansas.com and www.ozarkmtns.com provide information to travelers visiting Fayetteville and our state, Arkansas.

www.nwabuilders.com is the Northwest Arkansas Home Builders Association website.  Visit the site to find builders and remodelers.

www.arkansasaerospace.com is the Arkansas Aerospace Alliance site with information on the aerospace industry and training in the State of Arkansas.