University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business


The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center's individualized and free business consulting services emphasize educating clients and finding practical solutions to enhance business growth or solve problems.


Our confidential consulting services are provided at no charge on a variety of business issues including:

  • Operating Challenges
  • Business and Financial Plans
  • Start-Up Assistance
  • Business Purchase or Sale
  • Loan Requests
  • Marketing Strategies

New business owners are strongly encouraged to attend the Arkansas SBTDC seminar “Starting a Business in Arkansas” before meeting with a consultant. Additionally, we encourage that a draft business plan be made available to our business consultants prior to the first meeting. This process allows our SBTDC consultants to determine the areas in which we can have the most impact and develop a plan maximizing the time we will spend with a client. For current business owners, financial statements and other documents are usually requested during the course of the consulting services.

Appointments are required to meet with a consultant and are usually able to be scheduled within a few days of the initial contact. For more information or to request an appointment, please contact our office.