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“Business Financing Options” seminar to be available July 16 at ASU Delta Center for Economic Development


JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Jonesboro Association will host a workshop for small businesses Tuesday, July 16, in Room 201 at the Delta Center for Economic Development building on the ASU campus.  The workshop will be held from 1-4 p.m.

The seminar, “Business Financing Options: How to Find Capital to Start or Expand Your Business,” will be conducted by Robert Bahn, business consultant at the ASU SBTDC.  The seminar is designed to show attendees how to use a variety of options in finding financing for their business venture. 

“Getting the financing you need is never an easy task for a small business,” said Herb Lawrence, ASU SBTDC director.  “In today’s challenging economic times, it can be even more difficult.  But funding can be found if the entrepreneur knows where to look.”

The seminar speaker will discuss sources of capital for small businesses, alternative and participating lenders, how to develop a funding request, information about the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) guaranty loan programs, information on several new SBA programs, the truth about grants and more.

Registration is $35 per person ($25 for Chamber of Commerce and DJA members, $20 ASU faculty, staff and students).   For more information or to register for these seminars, contact Lawrence at hlawrenc@astate.edu at the Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center or call (870) 972-3517. Interested parties may also e-mail asusbtdc@astate.edu, register online at http://asbtdc.ualr.edu/training/jonesboro.asp or “fan” the ASU SBTDC on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/asu.sbtdc.

These seminars are co-sponsored by Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Jonesboro Association, First Security Bank, Focus Bank, Liberty Bank of Arkansas and Simmons First Bank.