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2015 Southwest Arkansas Business and Enterprise Development Conference scheduled


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Building Arkansas: One Small Business at a Time”

The Arkansas Human Development Corporation, with assistance from the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, has partnered with public and private organizations to hold a regional conference designed to support and grow small businesses in Southwest Arkansas. This event will bring together approximately twenty (20) private sector, state, federal and nonprofit organizations with a singular mission of equipping small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with the skills and resources to start and expand their businesses. This forum is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and hosted by the Arkansas Human Development Corporation, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Henderson State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC).

The conference will be held Friday, July 31, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the U of A Cossatot Community College – DeQueen Campus (Adams Building), 183 College Drive, DeQueen, AR 71832. Topics will include but are not limited to, building effective partnerships and networks, how to secure capital, how to sell goods and services to the government, social media, and disaster relief for small businesses.

Join us at 12:00 noon for a luncheon “Lenders Roundtable,” where participants will network with local, regional and statewide lenders, including but not limited to Arkansas Capital Corporation Group, Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Bear State Bank, Diamond State Bank, LiftFund, USDA – Rural Development, Southwest Arkansas Planning and Development District…and MORE! Lunch will be provided.

A spiring and current business owners, youth entrepreneurs, veterans and community and economic development professionals, are invited to attend this unique opportunity. You will interact with lenders, and following the luncheon, receive help with research and business planning, learn how to increase your networking results and learn to do more business with government and private industry. Linda Nelson, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration, will serve as the keynote speaker.

Do not miss the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge and tips that will help your small business GROW! Let’s all come together to BUILD ARKANSAS!


You may register by calling (800) 482-7641 Arkansas Human Development Corporation

or online at www.goo.gl/UOTyuD

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