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ASU SBTDC, Batesville Chamber of Commerce to Co-host Business Financing Options Seminar Aug. 14


JONESBORO, Ark.— Arkansas State University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will co-host a workshop for small businesses, Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the Batesville Chamber of Commerce conference room, 409 Vine Street. 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 Herb Lawrence, director of the ASU SBTDC. The seminar is designed to show attendees how to use a variety of options in finding financing for their venture.

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

At the seminar the attendees will learn 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 members and $20 for University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville faculty, staff and students). For more information or to register for the seminar, contact Mandi Curtwright at the Batesville chamber office at (870) 793-2378 or e-mail Mandi.curtwright@mybatesville.org. Also, contact Lawrence at hlawrenc@astate.edu or call (870) 972-3517.

These seminars are co-sponsored by Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Citizens Bank, First Community Bank, First National Banking Company, Liberty Bank of Arkansas and Merchant & Planters Bank.