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HomeEconomic Development

Education and Training

 

EVENTS, WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

April, 2014

How to Get an SBA Loan with Pat Walker
Thursday, April 3
11 am - 1 pm
Great Southern Bank, Rogers
Cost: $30
Organizer: SBTDC
Tel: 479-575-5148

Website In A Day
Friday, April 4
9 am - 3 pm
Reynolds Center, U of A Campus
Cost: $50
Organizer: SBTDC
Tel: 479-575-5148


How To Write a Business Plan
ALPFA Entrepreneurial Journey Series
Tuesday, April 8
6 - 10 pm
Reynolds Center, U of A Campus
Cost: $30
FREE Parking in Harmon Avenue Garage
Organizer: SBTDC
Tel: 479-575-5148


Five Social Media Strategies for Small Business (Beginner Class)
Thursday, April 10
6 - 8:30 pm
Reynolds Center, U of A Campus
Cost: $50
Organizer: SBTDC
Tel: 479-575-5148

Facebook Business Pages and Analytics with Modthink
Tuesday, April 15
5 - 7 pm
Reynolds Center, U of A Campus
Cost: $30
Organizer: SBTDC
Tel: 479-575-5148


How To Get A Government Contract
Presented by the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center
Wednesday, April 16
11 am - 2 pm
Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
Cost: FREE
Organizer: SBTDC & Fayetteville Chamber
Tel: 479-575-5148

Start-Up Summit (3 Seminars)
Thursday, April 24
9 am - 3 pm
Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, Rogers
Cost: $95 (discounts for Chamber members, US Veterans and ALPFA)
Organizer: SBTDC
Tel: 479-575-5148

Starting a Business in Arkansas and
How To Write a Business Plan
Tuesday, April 29
4 - 6 pm; 6 - 8 pm
Fayetteville Public Library
Cost: $30 (Free to US Veterans and ALPFA members) and
         $35 (Free for ALPFA members)
Organizer: SBTDC
Tel: 479-575-5148

QuickBooks Introduction
Thursday, April 30
8:30 am - 12 noon
Reynolds Center, U of A Campus
Cost: $65 (Free lunch if register for both sessions of QuickBooks)
Organizer: SBTDC
Tel: 479-575-5148


QuickBooks Intermediate
Thursday, April 30
1 - 4:30 pm
Reynolds Center, U of A Campus
Cost: $65 (Free lunch if register for both sessions of QuickBooks)
Organizer: SBTDC
Tel: 479-575-5148

March, 2014

Customer Database Marketing with
Eric Howerton of WhyteSpyder
Thursday, March 6
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Fayetteville Public Library
Cost: $40 
Organizer: SBTDC
Tel: 479-575-5148


Starting a Business in Arkansas and
How To Write a Business Plan
Tuesday, March 11
4 - 6 pm; 6 - 8 pm
Fayetteville Public Library
Cost: $30 (Free to US Veterans and ALPFA members) and
         $35 (Free for ALPFA members)
Organizer: SBTDC
Tel: 479-575-5148

Fresh, Out-of-the-Box Social Media Updates
Thursday, March 13
5 - 7:30 pm
Fayetteville Public Library
Cost: $30
Organizer: SBTDC
Tel: 479-575-5148


Videos for Small Business Marketing with avad3
Tuesday, March 18
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Reynolds Center, U of A Campus
Cost: $30
FREE Parking in Harmon Avenue Garage
Organizer: SBTDC
Tel: 479-575-5148


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.

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.