ASBTDC offers small business webinars to combat coronavirus

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The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center has several free webinars for business owners regarding tips and ideas on how to process the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Four webinars that round out September address building trust in the workplace, using YouTube to grow your business, protecting your company legacy through employee ownership, and preparing to seek a business loan.

The upcoming webinars include:

“Walk the Talk: Building Trust in the Workplace (Even Virtually)” – 2 p.m. Sept. 22

The culture of trust is constantly evolving for organizations, businesses, and their employees. This webinar will share proven behavior that builds trust in teams as well as examines the most common actions that cause trust to deteriorate. What happens when trust is broken? We will show that along with how to rebuild it. Speakers: Becky Parkerson and Lisa Carver, RampUp

“Use YouTube to Grow Your Business” – 10 a.m. Sept. 24

Who knows how to set up a YouTube channel to grow your business? We do. A Google expert joins us to share how to create your own channel and use it to encourage potential customers to try your products or services. We will teach you how to create and upload your own videos and measure the results once you do. Join us for an innovative way to stay relevant. Speaker: Pamela Starr, Professional Trainer, Grow with Google

“Employee Ownership: Protect Your Legacy Even in Challenging Times” – 2 p.m. Sept. 29

Uncertainty in the business market may alter your business succession plans. We offer information and solutions on how to encourage employee buyouts and how this option benefits both the existing and new owners. In addition, we will discuss how your decision impacts the local community as well as your company legacy. We want you to learn how to get out yet still be proud of the company you built even years later. Speaker: Jason Eby, Project Equity

“Becoming Lender Ready” – 10 a.m. Sept. 30

Learn everything you need to know to apply for a business loan. We will cover documentation that lenders require, what you will need to qualify for a loan, reasons to seek financing, and what you should know about credit. Speaker: Brandon Horvath, ASBTDC Capital Access Specialist

To learn more about these webinars, visit