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Oct. 29, 2008 --
Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) of Arkansas State
University will host a pair of seminars Tuesday, Nov. 4, concerning new
service ideas and products as well as securing business financing. The
two kick off a full slate of business-related workshops in November.
These workshops will offer informative and affordable training for small
business owners throughout Northeast Arkansas.
“Launching New Products and Services” is offered from 9 a.m.-noon at the
ASU Technical Center, 5504 Krueger Drive, in Jonesboro. In addition,
“Business Financing Options” is scheduled the same day from 6-9 p.m., at
Ozarka College in Ash Flat.
John Riggins, owner of the Riggins Group, is the guest speaker at
“Launching New Products and Services.” Registration is $35, and the
seminar is co-sponsored by East Arkansas Planning and Development,
Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Riggins Group.
Statistics show that over 80 percent of new product launches fail. This
seminar helps business owners improve chances for success through common
The “Business Financing Options” seminar in Ash Flat is presented by
Herb Lawrence, director of the ASU SBTDC. Lawrence will explain methods
of obtaining financing for prospective and existing businesses. Credit
requirements, places to go for funding, and the Small Business
Administration’s loan guaranty program will be discussed.
Registration is $35. Ozarka College and Spring River Chamber of Commerce
are co-sponsoring the event.