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ASBTDC to Hold Smart Growth Accelerator Training in Crittenden, Mississippi Counties


JONESBORO – Owners with small businesses located in Crittenden or Mississippi Counties are welcome to apply to the Smart Growth Accelerator, a series of free, interactive online training events hosted by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at Arkansas State University.

The event is divided into four sessions. The dates are Tuesdays, Aug. 18, and Sept. 1, 15 and 29 for Mississippi County, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and Thursdays, Sept. 17 and Oct. 1, 15 and 29 for Crittenden County from 11 a.m.—1 p.m., hosted over Zoom.

The online series provides information on how to grow businesses during the pandemic and beyond. If a business has been open for a minimum of one year and a maximum of five years, if it has one or more additional employees aside from the owner, and it is located in one of these counties, owners are encouraged to apply. The opportunity to receive one-on-one counseling is also available.

Participation is limited to 10 businesses in each county, and pre-registration is required. To register, visit asbtdc.org/smart-growth/.  For questions and additional information, email asu@asbtdc@AState.edu or call 870-972-3517.

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at Arkansas State University is a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business, and Arkansas State University Neil Griffin 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 asbtdc.org.

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