The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is a higher-education-based economic development program that assists entrepreneurs, both new and seasoned. We help with every aspect of business startup, management and operation. Assisting Arkansas businesses has been the mission of the ASBTDC since its inception in 1979. Part of a national network of more than 1,000 small business development centers, the ASBTDC serves the business community of Arkansas through a statewide network of offices. See ASBTDC network wide results.
The ASBTDC at Southern Arkansas University operates as a regional office of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. Through locations around the state, ASBTDC works with all types of for-profit businesses, from home-based to high-tech. You can receive one-to-one confidential consulting and cutting-edge market research at no charge, or expand your expertise by participating in our affordable training.
Located on the first floor of Blanchard Hall on the campus of Southern Arkansas University, the SAU ASBTDC serves the following counties: Calhoun, Columbia, Hempstead, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Ouachita, and Union. Read a recent blog by Center Director Janell Morton about Build Your Brand and Customer Experience Around a Solid Theme.
E-mails, phone calls, and referrals are always welcome and appreciated. We look forward to getting to know you and serving small businesses in our area!
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Southern Arkansas University 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 SAU David F. Rankin College of Business. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of SBA. All ASBTDC programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.