The Conductor on Monday released the first edition of the Arkansas Entrepreneurship Resource Map, a comprehensive guide to small-business support organizations across the state.
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The guide’s three primary categories are Direct Entrepreneur Support, Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations. The Direct Entrepreneur Support subsections include Commercialization and Tech Transfer; Funding; Makerspace and Coworking; Research and Education; Small Business and Main Street; and Startup and Scale-up.
"Knowledge of available resources is crucial to an entrepreneur's success," Tiffany Henry, director of entrepreneurial communities at the Conductor, said in a news release. "Arkansas has such a rich fabric of support organizations for every spectrum of the entrepreneur. We hope this resource map will be a helpful asset to the business owner while also serving as an additional tool in the belt of other resource providers."
The resource map is an initiative of the Coalition to Advance Arkansas Entrepreneurship, a convening of small-business "champions" who collaborate on solving problems that affect an Arkansas business founder's experience, according to the release.
"The importance of collaboration cannot be overstated," Henry added. "I look forward to seeing how the Coalition continues to work together on projects like the resource map to make starting or growing a company in Arkansas a reality for people across all regions."