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The ASBTDC provides these public and private-sector resources as a service to our website visitors. The ASBTDC does not offer an endorsement of any service provider. Instead, our intent is to offer resources for further investigation and evaluation by the user.

ASBTDC Helpful Business Resources
Request for Counseling Form

Starting a Business

Business Law FAQ
Business Plan Outline (PDF)
Business Plan Review (PDF)
Business Plan Sample (PDF)
Dream It Do It Arkansas
How to Incorporate or Form an LLC in Arkansas
License, Permit, & Tax Requirements for Arkansas Small Businesses (PDF)

Financing a Business

Funding Your Small Business (PDF)
Neither the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center nor the U.S. Small Business Administration provides grant funding to small businesses. The ASBTDC does not recommend you base your small business financing objectives on obtaining grant funding. However, if you are interested in searching for specific grants, consider the following resources.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has several loan programs that can assist new or existing small businesses.
SBA Loan Programs
Video: Qualifying for a Small Business Loan

Managing a Business

Misclassification of Employees (PDF)
Properly Classifying Employees (PDF)
Small Business Accounting Checklist
Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center

Marketing a Business

Constant Contact Discount
Embed Facebook News Feed

Marketing for Your Small Business (PDF)
Online Listing Checklist (PDF)
Social Media Checklist
Ultimate Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

Resources for Veterans

Arkansas Veterans
Veteran Owned Businesses
Boots to Business

Resources for Technology Businesses

SBIR Self-Assessment
SBIR Services
Technology Commercialization

Websites and Blogs for Small Businesses


Small Business Blog
Social Media Examiner


Arkansas Secretary of State
Arkansas Tech Business Index
Business USA
Entrepreneur Website
Health Insurance for Small Businesses
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
U. S Small Business Administration

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