U of A Small Business Development Center Announces Fall Training Schedule

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present 15 complimentary trainings in technology, finance, marketing and management for small business owners and entrepreneurs starting new businesses in Northwest Arkansas. The fall slate includes both virtual classes and in-person trainings at The Collaborative in Bentonville. Classes and workshops include topics requested by ASBTDC clients and will be led by regional and national specialty consultants.

Visit ASBTDC for additional information or register today!

September

Sept. 8, noon to 1 p.m.

Beginner SEO — U of A Collaborative Learning Lab

Learn the basics of search engine optimization 

Instructor: Rachel Majors, technology consultant

Sept. 14, 2-3 p.m.

Getting Loan and Investment Ready — Online

Learn what banks and investors require to consider your loan and what factors may increase approval

Instructor: Scott Lacy, ASBTDC finance consultant

Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Financial Boot Camp — U of A Collaborative Learning Lab

A four-hour, in-person session covering the basics that every business owner or manager needs to know

Instructor: Scott Lacy, ASBTDC finance consultant

Sept. 20, noon to 1 p.m.

20 Ways to Market Your Business — Online

Brainstorm and think creatively for new elements to add to your marketing strategy

Instructor: Melissa Forziat, marketing consultant

Sept. 21, 10-11 a.m.

Excel Workshop: Basics 101— U of A Collaborative Learning Lab

Introduction to spreadsheets and the basic concepts of Excel

Instructor: Chris Case, management consultant

Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to noon

Habilidades clave de servicio al cliente que su empresa debe conocer — Online

Instructor: Carolina Mejia, ASBTDC bilingual consultant

Sept. 21, 1-2 p.m.

Managing People — U of A Collaborative Learning Lab

Understanding the four basics of management  

Instructor: Chris Case, management consultant

October

Oct. 6, 10-11 a.m.

Excel Workshop: 201 — Online

Excel timesaving features: shortcuts, formulas, filtering and macros

Instructor: Chris Case, management consultant

Oct. 6, 2-3 p.m.   

Leadership 101: Enhancing Performance by Understanding Behavior — Online

Understanding behavioral styles utilizing the DISC profile

Instructor: Chris Case, management consultant

Oct. 17, 10-11 a.m. 

Working with Gen Z: Understanding, Retaining, Leading to Success — Online

Instructor: Chris Case, management consultant

Oct. 18, noon to 1:30 p.m. 

Boosting Holiday Sales with Partnership Marketing — Online

Learn how small businesses can exponentially increase marketing power without increasing the marketing budget

Instructor: Melissa Forziat, national marketing consultant

Oct. 18, 1-3 p.m.

Starting a Business in Arkansas — U of A Collaborative Learning Lab

Essential startup steps, legal business structures, regulations & licensing, and lending

Instructors: Ryan Crawford of Arvest, Lori Lieblong of ASBTDC, Cal Rose of Wright, Lindsey, Jennings

Oct. 19, 10-11 a.m.

You Need a Website for Your Small Business – What to Know and Do — Online

Platforms, budgets and the questions to ask

Instructor: Nathan Allen, ConcordAdams

Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to noon 

Marketing Boot Camp — U of A Collaborative Learning Lab

Intensive, hands-on small business marketing training

Instructor: Lindsay Ramsey, marketing consultant

*Fee: $35

Oct. 27, noon to 1 p.m. 

Google My Business — U of A Collaborative Learning Lab

Learn why this tool can be one of the most important for your small business

Instructor: Rachel Majors

November

Nov. 7, 10-11 a.m.

Communications and Handling Conflict in the Workplace — Online

Handling conflict with a productive outcome

Instructor: Chris Case

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is a unit of the Division of Economic Development and provides one-on-one confidential counseling and guidance to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Northwest Arkansas region.

https://news.uark.edu/articles/61839/u-of-a-small-business-development-center-announces-fall-training-schedule