ASBTDC hosts funding seminars in NEA

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State University is hosting “How to Get SBA Financing for your Small Business” on September 20th at the Delta Center for Economic Development on ASU campus.

Arkansas County Office Herb Lawrence will discuss Small Business Administration funding options and how small businesses can obtain capital to operate their businesses. Opportunities for businesses to meet with an ASBTDC business advisor in nearby northeastern Arkansas cities are also planned for September.

The ASBTDC offers confidential personal advice to business owners and entrepreneurs. Key areas of support include business planning, financial analysis, market research, loan aggregation, growth and expansion, marketing and profitability.

The sessions are made possible through co-sponsorship from FNBC, First Community Bank, NEA Intermodal Authority, East Arkansas Planning and Development District, First Security Bank and Simmons Bank.

The training event and the consultations are free of charge, but registration is required. Those interested can register at (870) 972-3517.

September Meeting Dates, Advisers and Locations:

Laura Miller, director of the center, will host a consultative session on September 13 at the Spring River Innovation Hub in Cherokee Village. Candence Brooks, a business consultant, will host a consulting session at the Trumann Municipal Complex in Trumann.

Miller will host an advisory session at the Batesville Chamber of Commerce in Batesville on September 15th. Brooks will host an advisory session at the Newport Chamber of Commerce in Newport on September 15th.

Robert Bahn, business consultant, will host a session on “Marketing Your Small Business” on September 15th at the Mississippi County Regional Chamber of Commerce in Blytheville.

Miller will host a counseling session at the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce in Pocahontas on September 22nd. The railway will host a small business marketing session on September 22 at the Osceola/South Mississippi County Chamber of Commerce in Osceola.

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