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Small Business Development Center presents two business seminars

Oct. 23, 2008 -- The Small 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 requested.

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 District.

The 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.



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