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Small Business and Technology Development Center adds three seminars

Nov. 12, 2008 -- Arkansas State University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) will host three seminars Tuesday, Nov. 18 and Thursday, Nov. 20 to help small businesses with “Business Financing Options” and “Beyond the Basics: Intermediate QuickBooks.”

Prospective and existing business owners can find answers on how to obtain financing in “Business Financing Options,” Nov. 18 from 9 a.m.-noon at the East Arkansas Planning and Development District, 2905 King Street, in Jonesboro.

ASU SBTDC director Herb Lawrence will discuss credit requirements, funding locations, and the SBTDC’s loan guarantee program. Registration is $35, and co-sponsors are East Arkansas Planning and Development District and the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“Intermediate QuickBooks,” a computerized accounting program for business owners and entrepreneurs, will be presented Nov. 18, and Nov. 20, from 6-9 p.m., at the ASU Technical Center, 5504 Krueger Drive, in Jonesboro.

Cost is $80 per person each night or $100 for both nights. Space is limited to the first 20 paid participants. Advance registration is required by contacting Susan Glasgow, training coordinator at the SBTDC, at (870) 972-3517 or e-mail

The two-night series explains how to put QuickBooks Pro into work for a small business and participants will learn to use the advanced features found in payroll, accounts receivable and payable, and inventory.

The workshop is co-sponsored by East Arkansas Planning and Development District, Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, Gillmore’s Camo, Computer Tutor, and Jones and Company, Ltd.



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