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ASU's Small Business and
Technology Development Center to offer two workshops Feb. 23-24
The ASU Small Business and
Technology Development Center (SBTDC) will conduct two seminars for
small businesses at the ASU Delta Center for Economic Development on
Tuesday, Feb. 23 and Wednesday, Feb. 24.
“What Every Small Business Should Know about Good Credit,” is scheduled
for Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 6-9 p.m. and will be conducted by Robert Bahn,
business consultant for the ASU SBTDC.
“Good credit is vital to any small business owner to be able to access
funding from commercial lenders, credit card companies and vendors,”
said Herb Lawrence, SBTDC Center Director. “But good credit doesn’t
happen by accident. Our instructor, Robert Bahn, has many years’
experience in commercial lending and will be sharing his insight into
maintaining good credit for your business.”
In this three-hour seminar, Bahn will discuss how banks make credit
decisions, how credit impacts a business, and what business owners can
do to strengthen their credit.
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the SBTDC will kick of the first of a series of
“Lunch N’ Learn: Brown Bag Seminars” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The
Wednesday seminar will be on “Twitter Applications for Small Business
Marketing.” Small businesses all over Arkansas are discovering the power
of social media marketing as a cost effective way to connect with new
customers. But with so many options many small businesses are unsure
which options are best for them.
The Lunch N’ Learn two-hour session attendees will learn about Twitter
and how it can help the growth of a business. Topics include: “Basics of
Twitter,” “What Twitter Can Do for a Small Business,” and “Basic Setup
and Best Practices.” Attendees will also receive a step-by-step guide
outlining the growth of social media programs. Attendees are encouraged
to bring a “brown-bag” lunch and SBTDC will supply the drinks.
Each seminar is $35 per attendee ($25 for Chamber of Commerce and
Downtown Jonesboro Association members). For more information or to
register for of these seminars, contact the Arkansas State University
Small Business and Technology Development Center at (870) 972-3517,
register online at
http://asbtdc.ualr.edu/training/jonesboro.asp or “fan” the ASU SBTDC
These seminars are co-sponsored by Jonesboro Regional Chamber of
Commerce, Downtown Jonesboro Association, East Arkansas Planning &
Development District, First Security Bank, Liberty Bank of Arkansas, and
Simmons First Bank.
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