University of Alberta Small Business Development Center Announces Fall Training Schedule

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will feature 15 complementary training courses in technology, finance, marketing and management for small business owners and entrepreneurs starting new businesses in Northwest Arkansas. The fall slate includes both virtual classes and in-person trainings at The Collaborative in Bentonville. Courses and workshops include topics requested by ASBTDC clients and will be led by regional and national specialist consultants.

Visit ASBTDC for more information or Register today!

September

Sept. 8, noon to 1 p.m.
Beginner SEO – U of A Collaborative Learning Lab
Learn the Basics of Search Engine Optimization
Instructor: Rachel Majors, Technology Consultant

Sept. 14, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Prepare a loan and an investment — online
Find out what banks and investors require to consider your loan and what factors can increase approval
Instructor: Scott Lacy, ASBTDC Financial Consultant

Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Financial Boot Camp – U of A Collaborative Learning Lab
A four-hour in-person session covering the basics every business owner or manager needs to know
Instructor: Scott Lacy, ASBTDC Financial Consultant

Sept. 20, noon to 1 p.m.
20 ways to market your business – online
Brainstorm and think creatively to find new things to add to your marketing strategy
Instructor: Melissa Forziat, Marketing Consultant

September 21, 10-11 a.m.
Excel Workshop: Basics 101—U of A Collaborative Learning Lab
Introduction to spreadsheets and basic Excel concepts
Instructor: Chris Case, Management Consultant

Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to noon
Habilidades clave de servicio al cliente que su empresa debe conocer — Online
Instructor: Carolina Mejia, Bilingual ASBTDC Consultant

September 21, 1-2 p.m.
People Management — U of A Collaborative Learning Lab
Understand the four basics of management
Instructor: Chris Case, Management Consultant

October

Oct. 6, 10-11 a.m.
Excel Workshop: 201 — Online
Time-saving features of Excel: shortcuts, formulas, filtering and macros
Instructor: Chris Case, Management Consultant

Oct. 6, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Leadership 101: Improving Performance by Understanding Behavior — Online
Understanding Behavioral Styles Using the DISC Profile
Instructor: Chris Case, Management Consultant

Oct. 17, 10-11 a.m.
Working with Generation Z: Understand, Retain, Lead to Success – Online
Instructor: Chris Case, Management Consultant

Oct. 18, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Boost Holiday Sales with Affiliate Marketing — Online
Find out how small businesses can exponentially increase their marketing power without increasing the marketing budget
Instructor: Melissa Forziat, National Marketing Consultant

Oct. 18, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Start a Business in Arkansas – U of A Collaborative Learning Lab
Essential Startup Steps, Business Legal Structures, Regulations and Licensing, and Loans
Instructors: Ryan Crawford from Arvest, Lori Lieblong from ASBTDC, Cal Rose from Wright, Lindsey, Jennings

Oct. 19, 10-11 a.m.
You need a website for your small business – What to know and do – Online
Platforms, budgets and questions to ask
Instructor: Nathan Allen, ConcordAdams

Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to noon
Marketing Boot Camp – U of A Collaborative Learning Lab
Intensive, hands-on marketing training for small businesses
Instructor: Lindsay Ramsey, Marketing Consultant
*Fees: $35

Oct. 27, noon to 1 p.m.
Google My Business — U of A Collaborative Learning Lab
Find out why this tool can be one of the most important for your small business
Instructor: Rachel Majors

November

November 7, 10-11 a.m.
Communications and Conflict Management in the Workplace — Online
Manage conflict with a productive outcome
Instructor: Chris Case

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is a unit of the Economic Development Division and provides one-on-one confidential advice and counseling to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Northwest Arkansas region.

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