July, August Training from ASBTDC at ATU

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

QuickBooks Online for Beginners (Hands on) | July 20
This workshop is designed for business owners and their employees with little or no experience using the cloud-based version of QuickBooks. Topics include navigation, setting up a company, transactions, reconciling accounts, and more. A computer with internet is provided during each interactive session. Cost per session is $65. Seating is limited with registration required no later than July 19 at (479) 356-2067 or asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

QuickBooks Online Day-to-Day Basics (Hands on) | July 20
This workshop is designed for business owners and their employees using the cloud-based version of QuickBooks. Topics include using invoices, payments, bills, bank feeds, reports, and more using the cloud-based version of QuickBooks. A computer with internet is provided during each interactive session. Cost per session is $65. Seating is limited with registration required no later than July 19 at (479) 356-2067 or asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

Starting a Business in Arkansas | July 27
This workshop discusses essential startup steps, legal business structures, regulations, licensing, key issues that affect your business success, and common pitfalls entrepreneurs face. A must for first-time small business owners! Cost to attend is $30, and veterans attend free. Seating is limited and registration required no later than July 26 at (479) 356-2067 or asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

Starting a Business in Arkansas | August 1
Notaries verify signatures on legal and business documents to deter fraud and ensure the proper execution of these documents. The Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office will walk participants through the application process and discuss best practices and issues facing notaries today. All current and prospective notaries public are encouraged to attend. Special emphasis will be given to new laws that have recently passed affecting all notaries. Although there is no fee to attend, registration is required at (479) 356-2067 or asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

Using Your Online Promotional Toolbox | August 1
This fast-paced workshop will highlight free and low-cost online tools to promote your business. Get tips for using your website, social media, email marketing, and other online tools to attract your audience. Although there is no cost to attend, registration is required no later than July 31 at (479) 356-2067 or asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

Customer Service | August 1
Excellent service is imperative for a positive customer experience and repeat business. Join us as the Russellville Chamber of Commerce shares tips for making a positive first impression, fine-tuning customer service skills, handling unhappy customers, and creating a positive customer service environment. Although there is no cost to attend, registration is required no later than July 31 at (479) 356-2067 or asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

Marketing to Millennials | August 8
Millennials dominate the consumer market. These young adults, between the ages of 18 – 34, are digital natives with enormous social influence and purchasing power. Learn the marketing tools and methods necessary to engage this diverse and socially connected generation. You will leave with your own media marketing plan. Cost to attend is $30. Seating is limited and registration required no later than August 7 at (479) 356-2067 or asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

Boosting Business with Great Customer Reviews | August 17
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 August 16 at (479) 356-2067 or 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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