ASBTDC’s Horvath Wins National Recognition

Brandon Horvath

Brandon Horvath is one of the Top 40 Under 40 Young Professionals in the America’s Small Business Development Centers national network.

America’s SBDC launched the 40 Under 40 award this year to recognize outstanding young SBDC staff from across the nation who demonstrate innovation, leadership, and commitment to the SBDC mission.

The inaugural 40 Under 40 class was announced in conjunction with the 43rd Annual America’s SBDC Conference taking place Sept. 6-9 in San Diego.

Horvath is the consulting manager at the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

“Brandon is passionate about small business and entrepreneurship. He is a hard-working, thoughtful advocate for his clients and brings wisdom beyond his years to our program,” said State Director Laura Fine. “We are thrilled but not surprised that he is among the first America’s SBDC 40 Under 40 honorees.”

Horvath began his ASBTDC career at Henderson State University. He came to the Lead Center at UA Little Rock in April 2020. Immediately, he led the effort to connect ASBTDC staff and clients with the most up-to-date information on pandemic relief. His current responsibilities include one-on-one consulting with small business clients while managing ASBTDC’s consulting services for a 19-county area.

On the side, he owns and operates Heyday Classics, a classic car consignment business.

Horvath and his wife Brooke have a son and live in Benton. He is a graduate of Henderson State and is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional with emphasis on Business Credit Analysis (EDFP-BCA).

America’s SBDC is the association that represents the nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers, the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories.

Hosted by leading universities, colleges, state economic development agencies, and private partners, nearly 1,000 local centers provide management and technical assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their own businesses. SBDCs are funded in part by Congress through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

ASBTDC helps businesses and start and grow. Through its offices around the state, the center offers no-cost services and resources for Arkansas entrepreneurs and small businesses. For more information, call (800) 862-2040 or visit asbtdc.org.

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