Upcoming ASBTDC Training Events Announced

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center regional office at Arkansas Tech University has announced training opportunities during August, September and October 2017.

The ATU ASBTDC regional office is designed to assist new, existing, and expanding businesses by offering a variety of services including free one-to-one confidential consulting, free market research and low cost or free training.

For more information go to www.atu.edu/asbtdc or call (479) 356-2077.

Boosting Business with Great Customer Reviews | Thursday, Aug. 17
The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center presents “Boosting Business with Great Customer Reviews” from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce. Do you know what customers are saying about your business online? Customer reviews on sites such as TripAdvisor and Yelp are influential. We will look at popular review sites, the content you control about your business, how you can turn negative feedback into a positive, and tips for getting great reviews. Workshop is free to attend thanks to a partnership with Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce, Uncommon Communities of Pope County, and Arkansas River Valley Tri Peaks Tourism Association. Seating is limited and registration required no later than Aug. 16 at (479) 356-2067 or http://asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

5 Legal Issues All Business Owners Should Know | Wednesday, Sept. 20
The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center presents “5 Legal Issues All Business Owners Should Know” on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m.-noon at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Learn how to minimize risks associated with five common legal issues whether you are new to small business or a veteran. During this session, LynMarie Liberty-Ellington of Liberty-Ellington Law and Mediation will discuss: corporate formation, personal liability, contracts, taxes, and debt collection. Cost to attend is $35. Seating is limited and registration is required no later than Sept. 19 at (479) 356-2067 or http://asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

Passions to Profits: Starting a Woman-Owned Business | Thursday, Sept. 21
The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center presents “Passions to Profits: Starting a Woman-Owned Business” on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Women who are considering entrepreneurship or have recently started a business are encouraged to attend. This interactive session includes information and exercises designed to help each participant assess their entrepreneurial aptitude and take an in-depth look at their business idea in order to develop next steps for turning their passion into a profitable business. Cost to attend is $30. Seating is limited and registration is required no later than Sept. 20 at (479) 356-2067 or http://asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

Website in a Day | Thursday, Oct. 12
The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center presents “Website in a Day” on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Does your business need a website? Have you been held back by a lack of funds or technical skills? Come sit down in our computer lab and design a free website using Weebly. Step-by-step, we will help you create a free account and an attractive, functional, five-page website. Cost to attend is $50. Seating is limited with registration required no later than Oct. 9 at (479) 356-2067 or http://asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

Free webinars for small businesses are now offered on a wide range of topics. The live sessions are led by ASBTDC staff and subject matter experts. Go to asbtdc.org/training/webinars for a list of seminars and registration information.

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center regional office at Arkansas Tech is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration through a partnership with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Arkansas Tech University College of Business.

All ASBTDC programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Ronda Hawkins at (479) 356-2067.

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