ASBTDC Spotlight: Gifts on Parkway

When Sydney Halford learned that Gifts on Parkway in Russellville might be closing, she saw it as an opportunity to pursue her dream of owning a business.

The regional office of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas Tech University was there to not only help that dream become reality, but to ensure that Halford had the tools necessary to succeed.

She received ASBTDC assistance with business planning, financial projections, marketing and other topics to prepare her for business ownership.

“The most valuable assistance that I received from the ASBTDC was when Mr. (Nathan) George explained the steps I needed to take to ensure purchasing my business was successful,” said Halford. “He gave me a detailed checklist that helped me understand what I needed to do and when it needed to be done. The checklist also explained where to go to accomplish each task. Anyone interested in purchasing a business should make an appointment with the closest ASBTDC. The employees are so helpful and can guide you in the right direction. They know who to contact and the steps you need to take to successfully start a business.”

Gifts on Parkway offers gifts for every occasion ranging from timeless classics to on-trend items and will soon offer bridal and baby registries. Halford expressed appreciation to the community for the support they have shown during the transition.

Gifts on Parkway is located at 2149 E. Parkway Drive in Russellville. For more information, call (479) 890-6932 or visit the business’ Facebook page.