This semester, the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center’s BYOB (Build Your Own Business) program for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock students will start Sept.17 and continue for every third Friday of the month.
Last year, ASBTDC introduced the BYOB program for UA Little Rock students who want to become entrepreneurs, start a side business or startup company idea, or have potentially commercialized research.
The center is offering a three-part webinar series and free business consulting for students with entrepreneurial goals:
Register for Sept. 17, Are You Ready to BYOB? – Do you have a desire to be an entrepreneur? Come explore what business ownership is all about as we discuss what it means to be READY. Get a sense of what the entrepreneurial lifestyle requires and four steps to help you determine if you are ready. Using the Startup Map, we will help you identify the important areas to focus on before starting a business.
Register for Oct. 15, Start Your Business – So you’re ready to start. NOW WHAT? We will break down every aspect of starting a business in Arkansas.
Register for Nov. 19, In the Trenches – You will have the opportunity to ask questions of small business owners and hear their real-life stories from the trenches of entrepreneurship.
The virtual zoom sessions will be from 12-1 p.m. and will count towards a career development Career Catalyst badge for School of Business majors.
Dmitri Scott, ASBTDC entrepreneurial education specialist, will lead the sessions. On the first and third Fridays of each month, ASBTDC business consultants will provide virtual office hours exclusively for UA Little Rock students from 1-4 p.m.