The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center helps small businesses succeed. We offer one-on-one confidential advice, which can help Northwest Arkansas business owners. Plus, we offer affordable workshops to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to start and grow your business.

Workshops and Seminars

The ASBTDC offers a variety of classes throughout the year that can help you learn new things and improve your skills. These classes include expert guidance on starting or scaling your business and upgrading your business technology skills.


You can use online tools and templates to help you create a business plan that fits your specific needs. The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center has put together a “to the point” business plan outline that will help you focus on the most important aspects of your business.

Ways to work with us

You can choose between an individual consultation or a group meeting.

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Financial help

If you're just starting out, our experts can help you get the start-up financing you need and set a realistic budget. If you need help with an existing business, we can help you with budgeting and financial analysis.

data analysis 

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center helps entrepreneurs understand their customers, their competitors and the industry they are in. The ASBTDC subscribes to market research databases and has special mapping software to give entrepreneurs a visual representation of the market.

Market Research

We can offer you valuable research on your industry and your audience so you can better market your business.


You need a marketing plan to build customer relationships and convert them into sales. The plan should identify your target market, focus on your strengths, list the methods you will use to make sales, and set realistic goals. We can help you write a marketing plan that meets your specific needs.

Marketing also includes the use of digital technologies, such as websites, social media, and customer relationship management platforms. Our staff can show you how to use these technologies to their full potential for your business.