The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received $100,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Portable Assistance Program.
The competitive grant program supports one-year projects in areas that have experienced recent economic distress through natural disaster, downsizing, layoffs, or plant closures.
ASBTDC will focus on four counties in central Arkansas: Faulkner, Jefferson, Pulaski, and White.
The center will provide consulting, market research and educational programming targeting small-scale and startup food-and-beverage-related businesses. These services will aim to increase business starts, job creation and retention, and sales.
Funded by the UA Little Rock College of Business and the U.S. Small Business Administration, ASBTDC is a statewide network that provides support and resources to entrepreneurs and small businesses around the state of Arkansas. Learn more at asbtdc.org.
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. All programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals.