ASBTDC Continues Build Your Own Business Series for Student Entrepreneurs

Build Your Own Business by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is continuing its BYOB, or Build Your Own Business, initiative for University of Arkansas at Little Rock students this semester.

ASBTDC launched the BYOB initiative last fall for UA Little Rock students who plan to start a business, have an idea for a side business or startup company, or have research with commercial potential.

The center is offering a new webinar series and free business consulting for students with entrepreneurial ambitions:

    • Feb. 25 – “Getting Ready to BYOB” – ASBTDC’s Elizabeth Henry will share the lean canvas approach to get a new business off the ground.

    • March 31 – “Market Research to Build Your Own Business” – ASBTDC Market Research Assistant Josiah Johnson will discuss how to use online resources to gain valuable insights into your existing or prospective business and industry.

    • April 20 – “Student Startup Story: Me Mentor” – UA Little Rock grad Connor Donovan will talk about his journey in launching Me Mentor, a new virtual mentorship platform that connects students and young adults with professionals who serve as mentors and provide career support and education.

The presenters are all current or former UA Little Rock students. ASBTDC business consultants will also hold virtual office hours just for UA Little Rock students from 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Friday of the month. The one-on-one appointments are free and confidential.

Students who plan to start a business, have an idea for a side business or startup company, or have research with commercial potential can all benefit from participating in Build Your Own Business, according to ASBTDC Entrepreneurial Services Manager Heather Robinette.

“We can help students make their dreams a reality,” she said.

For more information or to set up a consulting appointment, contact Robinette at 501-831-9134 or hbrobinette@ualr.edu.

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