Laura Fine

ASBTDC’s Support Worth Millions to State’s Small Businesses

The UA Little Rock-based Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center’s assistance helped businesses add millions of dollars in sales revenues and capital investment, according to a new study of the program’s economic impact.

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Kim Vu-Dinh

ASBTDC, UA Little Rock Bowen Law School offer free legal workshop for entrepreneurs starting a new business during the pandemic

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) is partnering with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law to conduct a free online workshop on Nov. 19 for entrepreneurs who are thinking about starting their first business during the pandemic.

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UA Little Rock visitors tour the UA Little Rock Cyber Gym, which opened in December 2019. Photo by Ben Krain.

ASBTDC, UA Little Rock Cyber Gym partner to offer free cybersecurity resources for small businesses

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is teaming up with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Cyber Gym to help small businesses manage and mitigate the risks of cyber threats.

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ASBTDC to offer free cybersecurity webinar for small businesses

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, based at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is hosting a free webinar designed to help small businesses manage and mitigate the risks of cyber threats. Continue reading “ASBTDC to offer free cybersecurity webinar for small businesses”

ASBTDC receives $125,000 grant to provide services for high-tech entrepreneurs

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $125,000 grant to assist companies pursuing federal Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grants and contracts.

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ASBTDC offers small business webinars

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center has several free webinars for business owners regarding tips and ideas on how to process the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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ASBTDC’s new Build Your Own Business initiative is 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.

ASBTDC launches Build Your Own Business series for entrepreneurial college students

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC), based at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is offering a new webinar series and free business consulting for college students with entrepreneurial ambitions.

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The Robust Olive

The Robust Olive weathers pandemic with ASBTDC assistance

When Jill Cady of Little Rock learned she had Celiac disease a decade ago, she made it her mission to find the best and highest quality foods. Today, she couldn’t imagine cooking without the wonderful olive oil that has become a staple of her family’s diet.

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UA Little Rock business student Pavithran (Pavi) Tirukazhukundram Sekar Indira is manufacturing his own brand of flavored drinking water.

UA Little Rock MBA grad starts new beverage business in Little Rock

A recent graduate of the Master of Business Administration program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is putting his business skills to good use with the creation of a new beverage business in Little Rock.

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Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center

ASBTDC continues to host small business webinars

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, based at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is offering several no-cost webinars to help business owners respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

Created in response to COVID-19, the “Keep Calm and Small Business On” webinar series began March 19. Recordings of past programs in the series are available on YouTube at tinyurl.com/vtnk4ns. Links to register for each program are available at asbtdc.org/asbtdc-events.

The upcoming webinars include: 

  • “Time Management Strategies to Control the Busy of Life” – 2 p.m. June 23 
    Do you feel overwhelmed? Like you haven’t got any work done? In this webinar, learn tips on how to improve your time management and daily productivity. Speaker: Allyson Lewis, CEO, and director of corporate training and leadership development
  • “Small Talk: Human Resources” – 6 p.m. June 23  
    Local human resources professionals will focus on three common HR-related topics that businesses struggle with.s. Speakers: Glenda Caton of Caton Consulting; Dr. Karen Leonard of UA Little Rock College of Business; and Audrina Lange of U.S Department of Labor.
  • “Building a Resilient Supply Chain.” – 10 a.m., July 1 

Learn tips and strategies your small business can implement to avoid major disruption to your supply chain. Speaker: Dr. Naeem Bajwa, Department of Management, UA Little Rock

The center’s statewide network of offices are operating virtually and offering to consult by phone, email, or videoconference. To sign up, go to asbtdc.ecenterdirect.com/signup or call 1-800-862-2040.