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Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center

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March 2020

Creating a Marketing Plan

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
2801 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204 United States
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Do you have a plan for attracting customers and keeping their attention? Learn how to create a marketing plan on a small budget that develops your brand using both new and traditional channels. Leave with the tools needed to create content and a marketing calendar. Speaker: Chuck Spohn, Media and More Event Location Fletcher Library 823 Buchanan St. Little Rock, AR 72205

accelHERate

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
2801 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204 United States
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Women who are excelling in research, innovation, and business will share lessons learned and advice for leading companies. Hear their thoughts on management and growth strategies, commercialization opportunities, startup mistakes and how to avoid them, key skills for entrepreneurial success, and more. Q&A will follow. Event Location Little Rock Technology Park 417 S. Main St. Little Rock, AR 72201

Small Business Startup Summit

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2801 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204 United States
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In one day, learn how to start your business the right way. This event combines three of our most popular seminars, "Starting a Business in Arkansas," "How to Write a Business Plan," and "Financing Options." In addition to outlining the essential steps to start and finance a new business, participants will learn practical ways to avoid pitfalls that new business owners often experience. Event Location U.S. Small Business Administration District Office 2120 Riverfront Dr. Little Rock, AR 72202

Small Talk: Human Resources

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Who handles employee matters in your small business? According to recent studies, 54% of small business owners handle human resource related activities themselves, yet they are not confident when carrying them out. During this discussion, local HR professionals will focus on three common HR related topics that businesses struggle with: getting the right people in the right job, reducing turnover by keeping employees properly trained and engaged, and minimizing risk during the termination process. Speakers: Glenda Caton, Caton Consulting, Pari…

Market Research Brown Bag: The More You Know

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2801 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204 United States
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Want to keep up with customer preferences, changes in the local market, and trends in your industry? Market research helps you know and understand the forces that affect your business. Bring your lunch and join us as we talk about why, when, and how to use market research in your business decision making. From targeting a marketing campaign to choosing a location, we will share practical ways to apply research and follow where it points. Worried that tight budgets and…

April 2020

Financial Management 101

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Reynolds Business Building, 2801 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72223 United States
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This introductory seminar covers financial management basics. Topics include: starting an accounting system, preparation of key financial documents (balance sheet, income state, and profit and loss statement) and how to utilize the information in these documents to make business decisions. Speaker: Dr. Gaurav Kumar, Professor UA Little Rock Department of Accounting

Introduction to the SBIR/STTR Program

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
2801 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204 United States
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This seminar will introduce innovative entrepreneurs and researchers to Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program (SBIR/STTR). Learn about the requirements for program participation, methods for assessing qualifying technologies and research projects, and how to get started. Speaker: Rebecca Todd, Business Innovations Consultant, ASBTDC Event Location UAMS Bioventures 401 S. Cedar St. Little Rock, AR 72205

Is an LLC Right for You?

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you ready to launch your business as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), but not sure where to begin? Then you don’t want to miss this hands on workshop where we will discuss whether an LLC is right for you, when you should create it, the process of completing and registering your Articles of Incorporation and operating agreement, and the things you need to do to stay in compliance. In addition, we will discuss the legal and tax implications of…

Starting a Restaurant

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2801 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204 United States
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Restaurants are among the hardest businesses to start and operate. This seminar offers an overview of what it takes to open and run a successful restaurant. Topics will include menu development, site configuration, personnel, financing, marketing, advertising, regulations, licensing and legal considerations. Speaker: Steve Lucchi, SCORE Event Location U.S. Small Business Administration District Office 2120 Riverfront Dr Little Rock, AR 72202

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