Register for Free Small Business Enterprise Summit
Walton College Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center staff are hosting a free one day conference for small businesses and students on Thursday, Oct. 5. Pre-registration required.
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center in the Sam M. Walton College of Business will host a Small Business Enterprise Summit on Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus.
This free full-day conference is for Northwest Arkansas small businesses and University of Arkansas students wanting to learn about intellectual property, digital marketing, human resource legal issues, government contracts, small business funding options and advertising in a mixed media market. Participants will hear from local successful business owners and meet resource providers.
The full-day event will highlight regional resources such as the city of Fayetteville, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, Legacy National Bank, New Course Financial, Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce, SBA, SCORE, Startup Junkie Consulting, Startup Junkie Foundation and the World Trade Center. The organizations will be on hand to meet and discuss venture needs and share more information on how they can assist small business.
The small business center has helped Northwest Arkansas clients start more than 70 businesses, create more than 300 local jobs and obtain $25 million capital infusion over the past three years.
"We have a passion to see small businesses grow," said Bill Fox, director of the Walton College Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. "This conference is a great resource for small businesses who want to take their business to the next level. We hope that entrepreneurs and students will take away knowledge and resources to help their business ventures".
The conference is free and lunch is provided, courtesy of Legacy National Bank, conference sponsor. Pre-registration required. Registration ends Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 5 p.m.
About SBTDC: The University of Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration through a partnership with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton College of Business. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All ASBTDC programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Makena Collins at (479) 575-6068.
Makena Collins, business consultant
Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center
Lori McLemore, marketing and communications officer
Sam M. Walton College of Business
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