University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Training and Seminars

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center provides quality training programs for entrepreneurs interested in starting or growing a small business. We are always striving to meet the needs of our clients by offering affordable, high quality seminars at convenient times and locations, as well as flexible online training programs.

Areas of Training

Topics range from introductory programs for those in the planning stages to specialized training topics for the growing business of an advanced business owner. Our training seminars focus on providing current, practical information on a wide variety of business owners’ interests. SBTDC staff and professionals from the business community teach basic business skills as well as provide training on more advanced topics. To find our current schedule please visit our home page where you can find the list of upcoming events.

Some topics we offer are:

  • Starting A Business In Arkansas
  • Business Plans
  • Budgeting
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Market Research
  • Financial Statements
  • Financing
  • Web Site Design
  • Human Resources
  • Computer Applications such as QuickBooks software

Refund Policy:

Refunds are available on cancellations received up to 48 hours prior to a seminar start time. 

Discount Policy:

Subject to space availability, faculty, staff and students of UAF may attend seminars at no cost.

ADA: Accommodations: Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact ASBTDC office at 479-575-5148.

Inclement Weather Policy: Seminars will not be held if public schools in cities where seminars are scheduled are closed due to inclement weather. Check your local television or radio stations for school closings.

Clean Air on Campus Act Takes Effect: Smokers, please take note: Effective Aug. 1, 2010 smoking at any state-supported institution of higher education in Arkansas - including the seven campuses that host Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center offices - is in violation of the Clean Air on Campus Act of 2009. The new state law applies to everyone on campus, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The penalty for violating the law is a fine not less than $100 or greater than $500.