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Small Business Development Center presents two
Oct. 23, 2008 --
Business Development Center (SBDC) of Arkansas State University will
host a workshop, Monday, Oct. 27, entitled "Starting a Business in
Arkansas," from 1-4 p.m. at the ASU Technical Center, 5504 Krueger
Drive, in Jonesboro. Susan Glasgow, ASU SBDC training coordinator, will
be the speaker.
Registration is $30. ASU faculty, staff and students may attend at half
price while veterans may attend at no charge. Advance registration is
This workshop, designed for anyone considering starting a business,
provides practical advice for the planning stage and determining the
feasibility of the business idea. Participants will study the major
steps crucial to starting a business, key issues that affect business
success and start-up requirements.
Also on the agenda are licenses, permits, taxes, and financing, as well
as discussions on avoiding common pitfalls of entrepreneurs.
Co-sponsors for the event are Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce and
East Arkansas Planning and Development
SBDC also hosted a three-hour seminar, Thursday, Oct. 23, entitled "Big
Marketing Ideas for Small Budgets” from 1-4 p.m. at Ozark College, 218
College Drive, in Melbourne.
Susan Glasgow, ASU SBDC training coordinator, was the guest speaker,
along with James Atkinson, marketing specialist at the University
of Arkansas-Little Rock.
Registration was $35. ASU and Ozarka faculty, staff and students
attended at half price. Co-sponsors for the seminar were Liberty Bank,
Ozarka College and Melbourne Chamber of Commerce.
This workshop provided creative and resourceful ideas for marketing a
business and provides insight to understanding customer needs ,as well
as learning the means to satisfy those needs on a small budget.