Starting a Business in Arkansas


Get Your Arkansas Business Started on The RIGHT FootStarting a Business in Arkansas, small business assistance

Starting a new business can be exciting and challenging. There is much to be done during the idea and planning phase of opening a new business.

This stage of business development is critical to the long term success of the business. It is common knowledge that failure rates for new businesses are high. However, business owners that plan properly before opening the business increase their chances of success.

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Starting a new business requires extensive planning and preparation which is quite time consuming. To assist in this process, Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center offers a variety of services to assist new business owners.

Recommended Action Steps for Starting a New Business

For those of you who are planning to start a new business, the ASBTDC recommends that you follow these action steps. These steps will help you as you determine whether or not you want to start a business as well as consider the feasibility of your chosen business. These steps are designed to help you learn about the critical issues related to starting a new business and guide you through the planning process.

  • Step 1: Attend the Starting a Business in Arkansas seminar
    This seminar is offered by ASBTDC on a regular basis at locations throughout the state. It is highly recommended to those who are new to small business ownership. This seminar covers topics such as issues to consider when going into business, business feasibility and planning,license, permits, and tax requirements, and financing considerations.
  • Step 4: Finalize Start-Up Requirements
    Once you have secured financing for the business, you can take care of issues such as obtaining licenses and permits, signing leases, making purchases, and opening.

Frequently Asked Questions

The ASBTDC provides answers to common questions often asked by those who are considering starting a business.

Arkansas Residents - If you need additional assistance in answering questions about starting a business, please contact your local SBTDC office.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Robert June 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

just a test of the link on the new website. Robert


Herb June 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm

got it


Willard May 13, 2013 at 2:18 am

Thanks for finally writing about getting started with a business
in Arkansas. Loved it!


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