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ASU's Small Business and Technology Development Center to offer two workshops Feb. 23-24

Feb. 18, 2010 -- 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, email, register online at or “fan” the ASU SBTDC on Facebook

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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