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A-State SBTDC Organizes Free Event To Help Businesses Access Capital, Loans


JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) has partnered with the Delta Regional Authority, the U.S. Small Business Administration, A-State’s College of Business and the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce to offer an event to assist small businesses in acquiring funds for new ventures or expansion of existing business.

The event will be held at the Chamber of Commerce building, 1709 E. Nettleton Avenue, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, from 1-4 p.m. The event is free to the public.

Topics will cover federal and state business programs and services, available federal small business loan programs, and perspectives and tips from local community bank lenders. There will be an opportunity at the end of the program to network with representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Arkansas Capital Group, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as well as many local banks.

While the event is free, pre-registration is required. To register, call (870) 972-3517 or visit http://asbtdc.org/training/jonesboro-events to register online.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. Contact Abbi Siler, A-State SBTDC training specialist and business consultant at (870) 972-3517.

The SBTDC is affiliated with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock College of Business, and A-State’s College of Business. The ASBTDC assists start-ups, existing businesses, and technology businesses. Core services include free consulting and market research plus low to no cost training. Learn more at astatesbtdc.com.

This free event is co-sponsored by the Delta Regional Authority, U.S. Small Business Administration, Arkansas State University College of Business and the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce.