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EVENTS, WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS


August, 2014

"How To Start A Business in Fayetteville" Seminar
Thursday, August 21, 2014
12 - 2:30 pm
Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
123 W Mountain
Tel: 479-521-1710
Contact: ctan@fayettevillear.com
Cost: Free; but registration required.


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.