Assisting Arkansas businesses has been the mission of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (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. The ASBTDC provides training, consulting, and research services and is the state’s premier business assistance program.
The SAU SBTDC operates as a regional office of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, a statewide network of seven regional offices located on university campuses throughout the state. Any new venture or existing business may receive assistance from the center.
We welcome you to our website. Please take a few minutes to tour the various programs that the SBTDC office has to offer. The SAU SBTDC serves the following counties: Calhoun, Columbia, Hempstead, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Ouachita, and Union. Your e-mails, phone calls, and letters are always welcome and appreciated. We look forward to getting to know you and serving small businesses in our area!
The SAU SBTDC 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 Southern Arkansas University College of Business. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of SBA.
Free and Discounted Fee Policy
Faculty, staff, and students of SAU may attend any SAU SBTDC training event at no charge. These discounts do not apply to QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel, and seminars that include meals. All other discounts must be approved by the SAU SBTDC Training Coordinator or the SAU SBTDC Center Director.
Refunds are available on cancellations received up to 48 hours prior to seminar. If the SAU SBTDC cancels a seminar, all fees will be returned. Substitutes are welcome.
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.
Accessibility/ Accommodations Notice
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, anyone requesting accommodations due to
a disability should contact Julia Nipper at PO Box 9192 Magnolia, AR 71754-9192 or 870-235-5033 for additional information. Advance notice may be necessary for some