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ASU SBTDC to host workshop for startup businesses June 12


A workshop for start-up businesses will be held Tuesday, June 12, at the Arkansas State University Delta Center for Economic Development building, 319 University Loop Circle. The workshop, sponsored by ASU’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Jonesboro Association is from 6-8:30 p.m. 

The ASU SBTDC will offer “Starting a Business in Arkansas:  How to Get a New Business Started Right.” This workshop is aimed at anyone who is considering starting a new business and wants to ensure that the business has the best potential to succeed regardless of economic conditions. 

“If you are going to start a business in 2012, then this seminar is the place to start,” said Herb Lawrence, center director and coordinator of the workshop.  “Topics will include business plan keys for success, legal requirements, licenses, fees and permits required by Arkansas, how to determine the feasibility of the business idea, common pitfalls to avoid, information about financing options and much more.”

Registration is $30 per attendee, Jonesboro Chamber members pay $20, and ASU faculty, staff and students pay $15.  The workshop is free to all military veterans and their families.  

For more information or to register for the seminars, contact the Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center at (870) 972-3517, e-mail asusbtdc@astate.edu, or register on line at http://asbtdc.ualr.edu/training/jonesboro.asp.

The seminar is co-sponsored by Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Jonesboro Association, East Arkansas Planning and Development District, First Security Bank, Liberty Bank of Arkansas, Pleth LLC and Simmons First Bank.

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