ASU Small Business Consulting


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The Right Information…At the Right Time…can mean the difference between success or failure for an entrepreneur or small business owner.  At the ASU SBTDC that’s what you get…

  • the Right Information you need to make good business decisions
  • Competitive Intelligence about your Industry that is up-to-date and relevant

The ASU SBTDC  small business staff have years of experience helping start-up businesses launch and existing companies expand successfully with our free and confidential consulting services.

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In the past 5 years the ASU SBTDC has helped 97 new ventures get their doors opened with Feasibility Reviews, Market Research,  Business Plans Development,  Loan Proposals for funding, Business Purchase Decisions and more.  If you are considering starting a business download this free Business Start-Up Kit, then contact one of our consultants for more information or an appointment and let us help you realize your dream of business ownership

Business Consulting Services – for Existing Businesses

Many of our clients are existing businesses who need help with expansion , dealing with operating challenges, or improving marketing opportunities. Our most commonly requestedpie chart on market segmentation assistance includes:

  • Financial Consulting Services and Financial Analysis for Cash Flow Improvement
  • Loan Preparation Assistance for Expansion or Debt Consolidation
  • Market Research and Competitive Intelligence Assistance to stay ahead of the market place
  • Website Optimization Assistance to ensure your business can be effective on the Internet
  • Small Business Marketing Consulting to include internet marketing and social media marketing planning.

Technology and Innovation Related Businesses

 The ASU SBTDC staff also assist entrepreneurs whose business focus is on innovation, new technology development or new applications for existing technology through our consulting, research and training programs.  Hi-Tech, Hi-Growth potential businesses have an opportunity to make a significant impact on the economy of their local area and the ASU small business staff have the resources to launch your Technology Business.

The ASU Small Business and Technology Development Center Consulting Staff:

Laura Miller Lead Consultant ASU SBTDCLaura Miller, Center Director for the ASU SBTDC.  Laura has been on staff with the center since 2000.  Laura has expertise in business planning, loan packaging, U.S. Small Business Administration loan programs and Market Research.   E-mail Laura, to set an appointment or to receive additional information.

 RoPhoto Robert Bahn, ASU SBTDC Business Consultantbert Bahn, Lead Business Consultant.  Robert joined the ASU SBTDC in 2009 after a number of years in the banking community.  Robert ‘s expertise in commercial lending makes his assistance invaluable to any small business seeking outside funding.  E-mail Robert at and schedule an appointment today.

For more information or to speak to either Laura or Robert call the ASU SBTDC (870) 972-3517 or email us at


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Eric Larsen October 9, 2011 at 6:46 pm

This seems like an amazing program. Currently I am exploring creating a semi unique concept of opeing a christian bookstore and coffee shop in semi-conjunction with my church. The church would mainly just benifit from the use of space for small groups, meetings etc. The business would also give a regular tithe to the church or to cheritable orginazations in general. I sent a similar email through the “Contact US” form so if this is redundant I appologize. Have a great day, I am looking forward to hearing back from you.


Martha Jones January 6, 2012 at 7:16 pm

I have been thinking about starting my own business, but needed guidence. I think I’ve found it.

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