Start Your Own Business with ASBTDC

The Central Arkansas Library System and University of Arkansas Little Rock’s Arkansas Small Business Technology Development Center are hosting a series of classes to help aspiring entrepreneurs.  Registration is required at asbtdc.org/asbtdc-events/; however, walk-ins are welcome.

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Starting a Business in Arkansas

This basic seminar discusses essential startup steps, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, key issues that affect your business success, and common pitfalls entrepreneurs face. A must for first-time small business owners! Speaker: Patricia Long, ASBTDC Business Consultant.

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How to Write a Business Plan

All businesses, especially new ventures, need a business plan. Crafting a plan helps you define your concept, evaluate your competition, determine risks, and estimate costs. Using our “To the Point” outline, learn how to put together a plan that will guide the growth of your business and that you can share with lenders and investors.

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Becoming Lender Ready

Learn what lenders are looking for in a small business loan application package. Discussion topics will include business plans, financial statements, financial projections, and Lender Match. Speaker: Herb Lawrence, SBA Lender Relations Specialist.

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How to Write a Business Plan (Canceled)

This class has been canceled. Please visit asbtdc.org/asbtdc-events/ for the list of available classes.

All businesses, especially new ventures, need a business plan. Crafting a plan helps you define your concept, evaluate your competition, determine risks, and estimate costs. Using our “To the Point” outline,

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EMPEZANDO UN NEGOCIO EN ARKANSAS

Este seminario presenta en una óptica general los pasos iniciales y escenciales para un nuevo negocio, las estructuras legales, las licencias y regulaciones, asuntos clave que afectarán al éxito de su pequeña empresa y los obstáculos más comúnes que enfrentan los emprendedores. Altamente recomendado para cualquier futuro dueño de negocios. Gratis para todos. Presentadora: Eileen Devereux Dailey.

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Social Media Strategies Brown Bag

Not sure where to begin with social media or why you should bother? See how a social media presence complements your existing marketing activities, and leave with the knowledge of how to create your own social media marketing plan.

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Fix Your Credit!

The causes of a poor credit history can vary from person to person; however, the effects are the same. Good credit is an important bargaining tool for consumers and hopeful entrepreneurs. It’s the difference between accepting an unfavorable “only option” and negotiating the best deal to position yourself for success. During this seminar we will discuss credit basics,

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DIY Copyright Workshop

Intellectual property can be one of the most valuable assets that an entrepreneur or small business owner possesses. During this hands-on workshop, learn how a copyright can help you protect original works that you’ve authored, such as songs, novels, dramatic plays, movies, computer software, and so much more. In addition, we will walk through the process of registering a copyright on copyright.gov,

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Becoming Bankable

Learn what financial information is vital to financing and operating a business. Topics include keeping cash in your business, understanding cash flows and projections, how lenders interpret statements, and considerations before applying for a loan.

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Business Class: Get Ready for the 2020 Tax Season

The 2020 tax season is fast approaching, which means that it’s time for small business owners to start getting prepared. Neil Denman of Denman, Hamilton & Associates, CPA, PLLC will discuss how small businesses may be affected by the most recent changes to the tax plan and tips on how to prepare for the 2020 tax season.

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Financing Your Business

Do you need funding to start a business or expand an existing one? Learn about the business financing process and different sources of capital, including SBA-backed loans, traditional bank loans, micro loans, and alternative funding sources. Speaker: Herb Lawrence, Small Business Administration Lender Relations Specialist.

Registration required at asbtdc.org/asbtdc-events/

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Starting a Business in the New Year

Looking to launch a business in 2020? This basic seminar discusses essential startup steps, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, key issues that affect your business success, and common pitfalls entrepreneurs face. A must for first-time small business owners.

Registration required at asbtdc.org/asbtdc-events/

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