ASBTDC to host financing seminars in NEA

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The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State University will host “How to Get SBA Financing for your Small Business” Sept. 20, at the Delta Center for Economic Development on the ASU campus.

Herb Lawrence, Arkansas District Office, will discuss Small Business Administration financing options and how small businesses can get capital for their operations. Opportunities for businesses to meet with an ASBTDC business consultant in surrounding cities in Northeast Arkansas also are scheduled in September.

The ASBTDC provides one-to-one confidential guidance to business owners and entrepreneurs. Primary areas of assistance include business planning, financial analysis, market research, loan packaging, growth and expansion, marketing and profitability.

The sessions are made possible by co-sponsorships from FNBC, First Community Bank, NEA Intermodal Authority, East Arkansas Planning and Development District, First Security Bank and Simmons Bank.

There is no charge for the training event or counseling sessions, but registration is required. Interested individuals may call (870) 972-3517 to register.

September session dates, consultants and locations are:

Laura Miller, center director, will host a counseling session Sept. 13 at the Spring River Innovation Hub in Cherokee Village. Candence Brooks, a business consultant, will host a counseling session at the Trumann Municipal Complex in Trumann.

Miller will host a counseling session Sept. 15 at the Batesville Chamber of Commerce in Batesville. Brooks will host a counseling session Sept. 15 at the Newport Chamber of Commerce in Newport.

Robert Bahn, business consultant, will host a marketing your small business session Sept. 15 at the Mississippi County Regional Chamber of Commerce in Blytheville.

Miller will host a counseling session on Sept. 22 at the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce in Pocahontas. Bahn will host a marketing your small business session Sept. 22 at the Osceola/South Mississippi County Chamber of Commerce in Osceola.