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A-State SBTDC to Present Small Business Seminars in Wynne


JONESBORO — Four workshops designed to provide information about starting a business and growing an existing business are being offered by the Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), Monday, Dec. 8, in Wynne at the Cross County Chamber of Commerce, 1790 Falls Blvd., N. #2.

“Starting a Business in Arkansas” will be held from 9-10 a.m., followed by “How to Write a Business Plan” from 10:30-11:30 a.m., “Market Research: High Quality and In-Depth Analysis for Small Business” from 1-2 p.m., and “Patents: Taking the Idea from Thought to Commercialization” from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Robert Bahn, ASBTDC lead business consultant at Arkansas State, will instruct the workshops. Attendees can learn about starting a business, developing a business plan, using market research to start and grow a business, and protecting ideas with patents.

While the seminars are offered free of charge, pre-registration is required for each session. To register, call (870) 972-3517, or visit http://asbtdc.org/training/jonesboro-events/. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. Contact Laura Miller, A-State SBTDC center director, at (870) 972-3517 for more information.

The SBTDC at Arkansas State 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.

SBTDC assists start-ups, existing businesses and technology businesses. Core services include free consulting and market research plus low- and no-cost training. Learn more at asbtdc.org.

Co-sponsors of the seminar are the Cross County Chamber of Commerce, First Security Bank, Focus Bank, First Community Bank and Simmons First Bank.