How the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center Helps Small Businesses Grow

by Herb on February 19, 2013

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ASU SBTDC To Offer Free Introduction to Government Contracting WorkshopIntroduction to Government Contracting Workshop

Herb Lawrence ASU Small Businessby Herb Lawrence, Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center…Helping Small Businesses Find New Markets from the Delta to the Ozarks.

Are you looking for a way to expand your customer base?  Have you thought about turning local, state, and federal government agencies into customers?  Governmental agencies contract with thousands of businesses each year to purchase a wide variety of goods and services to support their operations…many from small businesses.

Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center

Our friends at Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center have teamed up with the ASU Small Business and Technology Development Center to provide training assistance to small businesses throughout Northeast & North-Central Arkansas to help them tap into this potential market.   Join us Tuesday, March 5th from 1-4 pm at the Arkansas State University Delta Center for Economic Development for a FREE 3 hour workshop to learn how you can leverage this marketing opportunity and find resources to help you grow.

How Government Contracting Can Work for Your Business

Federal, state and local government agencies contract with thousands of small businesses every year buying everything from paper clips to space ships…from landscaping services to computer software…and more.  The Federal government alone will buy over $6 BILLION in products and services each year20%+ of all contracts MUST be awarded to small businesses!  At this workshop small business owners will learn how to tap into government contracting opportunities, challenges of working with government agencies and assistance programs available to help break into the market.  The Instructors will be David Jerome and Delbert Taylor with Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center.

The Arkansas Assistance Procurement Center provides free consulting assistance to small businesses to breakGovernment Contracting Opportunities for Small Business into government contracting opportunities…Federal, state and local.  Attendees will learn about the assistance available from APAC as well as how to tap into this market by working with contracting professionals.

Free Training Workshop Introduction to Government Contracting at Arkansas State University

There is NO CHARGE for the workshop but due to limited seating attendees MUST PRE-REGISTER.    For more information or to register contact the Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center at (870) 972-3517, email asusbtdc@astate.edu, register on-line at Introduction to Government Contracting or “fan” the ASU SBTDC on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/asu.sbtdc.

These seminars are co-sponsored by Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Jonesboro Association, First Security Bank, Liberty Bank of Arkansas, Simmons First Bank and Pleth, LLC.



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