ASBTDC Plans May, June Training Events

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center regional office at Arkansas Tech University has announced training opportunities during May and June 2019.

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) 356-2067.

Small Business Forum: Ask the Experts • Tuesday, May 7
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center presents “Small Business Forum: Ask the Experts” from 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, May 7, at the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce. In celebration of National Small Business Week, experts in five different areas will come together to discuss topics concerning small business ownership, management and best practices. Participants will then have the opportunity to get answers from those experts: an attorney, a certified public accountant, a marketing specialist, a business consultant and a lender. Those new to business and existing businesses are encouraged to attend. There is no fee to attend thanks to Arvest Business Resource Center. Seating is limited with registration required no later than Monday, May 6, at (479) 356-2067 orasbtdc.org/russellville-events.

QuickBooks Desktop Basics and Beyond • Wednesday, May 22
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center presents “QuickBooks Desktop Basics and Beyond” from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at Landmark CPAs in Fort Smith. This interactive workshop is for those using or planning to use QuickBooks Desktop (Pro, Premier, or Enterprise) software. Topics build from navigation and company set up to reconciling accounts, handling revenue, accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank feeds, inventory, customizing reports and more. A computer and a take-home workbook are provided. Cost to attend is $130. Seating is limited with registration required no later than Tuesday, May 21, at (479) 356-2067 orasbtdc.org/russellville-events.

QuickBooks Online Basics & Beyond • Thursday, June 13
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center presents “QuickBooks Online Basics & Beyond” from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at Landmark CPAs in Fort Smith. This interactive workshop is for those using or planning to use the cloud-based version of QuickBooks (Simple Start, Essentials, or Online Plus). Topics build from navigation and company set up to reconciling accounts, handling revenue, accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank feeds, inventory, customizing reports and more. A computer and a take-home workbook are provided. Cost to attend is $130. Seating is limited with registration required no later than Wednesday, June 12, at (479) 356-2067 or asbtdc.org/russellville-events.

Reach Customers Online with Google • Tuesday, June 18
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center and Google present “Reach Customers Online with Google” from 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, June 18, at the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce. In this workshop, you’ll learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence. Topics include best practices for creating a free Google My Business listing, improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results on all devices, advertising your business on Google and more. Led by Pamela Starr, one of Google’s professional national trainers, this is a can’t miss event for every small business owner. There is no fee to attend, thanks to Arvest Business Resource Center. Seating is limited with registration required no later than Monday, June 17, at (479) 356-2067 or asbtdc.org/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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