"Arkansas small business" "small business workshops"The Right Information at the Right Time…for Small Business Success!

At the Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center we know how important it is for small businesses and entrepreneurs to keep their “Competitive Edge” sharpened!

To see the current workshops in your area visit our November-December 2013 Training Calendar.

We provide over 60 live seminars each year in our 15 county area on a variety of business topics including:

  • Starting A Business
  • Writing business Plans and Market Research
  • Marketing & Sales - Including On-Line Marketing & Social Media, website design, as well as Customer Relations
  • Financing- Managing Cash Flow and Budgeting to Business Financing Options
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Hands On Computer Application seminars such as QuickBooks
  • And much, much more.

Busy entrepreneurs appreciate high quality seminars offered at convenient times, locations and in differentsmall business training methods.  Both live and online business seminars are available to small businesses.  In addition to our Jonesboro site we offer monthly workshops in Batesville and Mountain Home as well as ongoing seminars in Walnut Ridge, Newport, Paragould and Wynne.  For our current on-site training calendar with topics, locations and times see our Monthly Training Calendar Guide.

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At the ASU SBTDC training workshops & seminars are a critical part of our mission to help Small Businesses Grow…from the Delta to the Ozarks.  Take advantage of these low-cost, cutting edge events and keep your Competitive Edge Sharp!

Training Registration & Policies


3 Easy Ways to Register

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Call:              (870) 972-3517

Registration and Fees

Seminar fees may be paid by check, cash, money order, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover).  Payment must be received before your space is guaranteed in a class.  Fees must be remitted no later than two working days before the actual seminar date unless otherwise stated. Payments must be made to the ASU Cashier’s office for all seminars.  Contact the ASU SBTDC            (870) 972-3517       to register and for instructions to submit payment.

Refund Policy

Refunds are available on cancellations received up to 48 hours prior to the seminar.  If a 48-hour cancellation is not received, seminar credit can be applied to another ASU SBTDC seminar within the current calendar year.  If the ASU SBTDC cancels a seminar, notification will be sent to registrants by e-mail, and refunds will be issued.  Substitutes are welcome.

Inclement Weather

Seminars will not be held if ASU is closed due to inclement weather.  Check your local television or radio stations for school closings.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  Contact Lois Travis, ASU SBTDC P.O. Box 2650 State University, AR 72467 or             (870) 972-3517      .  Registration must be paid before requesting accommodations.

Free and Discounted Fees

Excludes QuickBooks, Technology, and Online Seminars

Subject to space availability, faculty, staff and students of ASU (including Mountain Home) may attend seminars at a reduced charge unless the ASU SBTDC is co-sponsoring the event with another group which is retaining all fees and is responsible for all costs of the event.  The center director must approve any additional discounts.

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