Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center to host seminars across NEA

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The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State University will offer on-site counseling for small businesses in several counties in late October in Northeast Arkansas.

Aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small businesses will have the opportunity to meet with an ASBTDC business consultant.

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. One may call (870) 972-3517 to register.

Center Director Laura Miller will host a seminar at the Batesville Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 20. The same day business consultant Robert Bahn will host a seminar, “Marketing Your Small Business” at the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce in Walnut Ridge.

Miller will host a counseling session Oct. 25 at the Spring River Innovation Hub in Cherokee Village and then host another session Oct. 27 at the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce in Pocahontas.