Tagged: arkansas small business & technology development center

Mary Beth Brooks to Lead UA's ASBTDC

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/6/2018 10:21 am

Mary Beth Brooks has been named the new director of the University of Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center.

RP Detail Establishes Its Tidy Home

by George Waldon 9/3/2018 12:00 am

A side job washing vehicles blossomed into a full-time business for Roger Perry in Arkadelphia. Perry operates RP Detail, providing custom cleaning service for SUVs, trucks and cars.

Arkansas Small Business & Tech Center Offers Help for Restaurants

by Jan Cottingham 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center is offering programming and consulting help to food- or beverage-related businesses in Faulkner, Jefferson, Pulaski and White counties this year.

Laura Fine on Keeping Small Businesses from Missing the Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Laura Fine, chief of the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center, tells what it does, and says customers are king.

AEDC's Program for Minority Firms Extends Its Mission

by Kyle Massey 9/4/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s online directory of minority-owned firms now lists some 275 certified companies, and Pat Brown’s team is busy certifying women-owned businesses.

Hot Springs Sees Boom in Craft Beer Breweries

by Jan Cottingham 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Tapping into Hot Springs thermal culture, the craft brewing industry in Spa City is hot.

Arkansas Small Business & Tech Development Center Gets $200,000 Grant

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/22/2016 10:59 am

The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center gets a $200,000 grant to provide consulting services to entrepreneurs seeking funding through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

Internet of Things Closer Than You Think

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Internet of Things is more than a refrigerator that costs hundreds more and can tell you when you run out of milk. It’s the concept of connecting devices to the internet and with each other. Its purpose is to make life easier via automation.

Groups Strive to Support Latino Entrepreneurs

by Marty Cook 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Jay Amargos of Startup Junkie Consulting said a lack of money is just one of many barriers for the prospective Latino entrepreneur.

Your Startup Business Plan (Marcus Guinn Expert Advice)

by Marcus Guinn 5/9/2016 12:00 am

As entrepreneurs prepare to enter the marketplace, here are some of the important factors that financial institutions want to see in your business plan in order to “green light” your loan application.

ASBTDC Hosting Entrepreneurial Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2016 2:39 pm

The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center at UALR is hosting a pair of events aimed at helping entrepreneurs learn about technology commercialization and proposals for federal grant projects.

UCA Adds Two to Media Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Grant Schol has joined the University of Central Arkansas at Conway as a photographer and new media producer, and Michelle Standridge has joined UCA as a graphic designer.

Are You Overlooking Potential Customers? (Heather Robinette Expert Advice)

by Heather Robinette 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Untapped international markets represent a viable opportunity for expansion and diversification for many Arkansas companies, including small ones. However, the narrow view of too many business owners is that exporting is an option only for larger companies or manufacturers.

UALR Workshop Explains Commercialization Process for Researchers

by Mark Carter 11/19/2015 1:58 pm

Determining the commercial viability of research ideas should be an easy process that need not intimidate university students and researchers who harbor hopes of taking those ideas to market, Rebecca Norman told students and researchers Thursday.

Dean Jane Wayland on Keeping UALR's College of Business in the Mix

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Before being named dean, Jane Wayland was interim dean of the UALR College of Business for two years. She also has served as associate dean of graduate studies and chairwoman of the Marketing & Advertising Department. The College of Business Advising Center was established within a year of her appointment, and she initiated the Ambassador program to showcase top students.

Supporting Homegrown Innovation (Michael Singleton Commentary)

by Michael Singleton 3/30/2015 12:00 am

In reality, innovative research with world-changing implications happens every day in our universities and private companies. But what good is the best research discovery, technology or innovation if it never leaves the lab?

Making Change: Social Entrepreneurs on a Mission (Whitney Horton Commentary)

by Whitney Horton 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Businesses have had social impact for a long time, creating jobs and tax revenue for their communities. Yet social entrepreneurs are not content with the rising tide lifting all boats; instead, they go into business with a specific cause in mind.

Challenges of Family Ownership (Rudy Ortiz Expert Advice)

by Rudy Ortiz 9/15/2014 12:00 am

The irony of family business is that the same characteristics that can lead to their successes can also contribute to their demise. These competing characteristics include family trust, founder independence and tenacity, and extensive product knowledge. It is important to review each of these in fuller detail to understand the challenges family businesses face.

Disaster Planning Should Start Early

by Mark Friedman 8/11/2014 12:00 am

After a disaster strikes is not the time for the business owner to develop a plan to reopen the company.

Look Before You Leap (Heather Robinette Expert Advice)

by Heather Robinette 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Careful research and planning give a business its best chance for success and help ensure the venture will provide an adequate reward for the risk involved. Prospective business owners brimming with confidence may want to rush through this step. Don't do it.