State Small Business Center offering programs for Arkansans interested in starting businesses

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, based at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will offer a free webinar to help potential business owners know if they are ready to own a business. 

The webinar, “Money Smart: Is Owning a Business a Good Fit for You?,” will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5.

The webinar will be led by Program Specialist Pamela Reed, who will discuss the myths and realities of owning a small business and the critical first steps of self assessment and setting up a plan of action.

Pre-registration is required and can be completed by filling out this online form.

Additionally, the center is offering a seminar to help those interested in starting their own business. The talk, “Starting a Business in the New Year,” will be held from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Reynolds Business Center on the UA Little Rock campus.

The class covers essential startup steps, legal business structures, regulations, licensing, key issues that affect business success, and common pitfalls that entrepreneurs face.

Those interested in attending may register by filling out this online form. The cost is $30. UA Little Rock employees, students, and veterans may attend for free.

For more information, contact Pamela Reed at 501-683-7700 or

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration through a partnership with the UA Little Rock College of Business and other institutions of higher education. The center assists companies at every stage of business development and growth. To learn more, visit

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