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Arkansas’ Premier Business Assistance Program

Economic Development

The Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton College of Business operates as a regional office of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC).

Featured Event


Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights for Small Business

October 23  1:30 pm- 5:30 pm $40 (U of A staff, student and faculty discounts available on registration link at 

PRESENTERS: Keisling and Pieper, PLC David Pieper and Trent Keisling, attorneys

U of A Campus, Fayetteville, Reynolds Center (FREE parking in Harmon Avenue garage)

To Pre-Register, see the "Upcoming Events" section to the right on top of this page! 

More about the ASBTDC

Any for-profit small business located or intending to locate within our service area may receive assistance from the University of Arkansas SBTDC. This center provides service to businesses in the following counties: Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy, and Washington.

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) is a University-based economic development program which provides assistance to entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout Arkansas via a statewide network of seven offices. As the state's premier business assistance program, the ASBTDC is dedicated to helping small businesses achieve success and to promoting economic development throughout the state. The UAF 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, Fayetteville Sam M. Walton College of Business.

Upcoming Events

If you have any questions or any issues with the online registration call the Walton College ASBTDC Fayetteville center directly at (479) 575-5148.

(NOTE: You must call the center directly to register with American Express cards. )

Click here to view ALL UPCOMING EVENTS scheduled!

The SBTDC seeks to address the needs of entrepreneurs by providing affordable, high quality seminars at convenient times and locations, as well as online training options.
Starting A Business
When starting a new business venture it's important to know your options,establish good business habits, and chart a course for where you want your business to go.
Growing Your Business
You're living the American Dream - you already own a small business! The SBTDC can help with problems or expansion projects that your business takes on.



Small Business & Technology Development Center
Reynolds Center Suite 205
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-5148  p
(479) 575-4013  f