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SBTDC Plans Home-based Business, Online Marketing Seminars


JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) will hold two key seminar opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners, Thursday, Oct. 22. 
“Operating a Home-based Business” will kick off the day from 9-11 a.m., and “Getting Started with Pinterest and Instagram” will be from 1-4 p.m. Event fees are $40 to the public, $35 for Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce members, and $20 for A-State staff and students.
“Operating a Home-Based Business” provides the tools needed for business owners to join thousands of people who manage businesses from their homes.  Topics include business planning, ideas, requirements and additional information designed to help the business get ahead.  Juliana Crawley, distributor for the health and wellness product Juice Plus, will instruct the event.
During “Getting Started with Pinterest and Instagram,” participants will discover two of the fastest growing social networks, the differences between the two, best practices for businesses, and how to use visual content marketing to engage an online audience.  Kelli Listenbee, SBTDC training coordinator at Arkansas State, will instruct the online marketing workshop. 
Pre-registration is required for each seminar. To register, call Listenbee at (870) 972-3517, or visit http://asbtdc.org/training/jonesboro-events/ to register online.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made when requested in advance. Contact Listenbee (870) 972-3517 or by email at klee@AState.edu.
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State University is a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock College of Business and Arkansas State University 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.org.
These events are co-sponsored by Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, First Community Bank, First Security Bank, Focus Bank and Simmons Bank.