Our Mission

The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center is a university-based economic development program that assists new and existing small businesses in a nine-county region including: Conway, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Pope, Sebastian, Scott and Yell.

The ATUSBTDC helps with every aspect of business creation, management, and operation. 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. For information or services in other counties, the ASBTDC has State Wide Locations in Arkansas.

The mission of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is to achieve a significant positive economic impact by providing quality service to assist businesses and nascent entrepreneurs to operate profitable ventures. As an accredited member of a national program, the ASBTDC is a statewide delivery network that pursues its mission in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, other institutions of higher education, and additional key strategic alliances.

Economic Impact

The Arkansas SBTDC offers the following services to the business community:

Consulting Services
Market Research Services
Training Services



Client Testimonials

Michelle Litterst, owner of Rendezvous Formal Wear:

"The ASBTDC at Arkansas Tech not only provided me and my husband with support for our new business, but they also built a trusting friendship with us. The ASBTDC always stops by to check up on things and provides us with additional information that might benefit our business. The Tech team goes above and beyond to make sure I have all the resources and information that will make my formal wear shop succeed. This whole experience has been a blessing to me and my husband."

Cathy George, owner of Healthy U:

"The help that the ASBTDC gave me helped me improve my online presence so people who want to improve their lives can find me."


The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center    U.S. Small Business Administration    Arkansas Tech University College of Business

The Arkansas Tech University 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 ATU College of Business. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Arkansas Tech University is committed to the policy of providing equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate in employment, admissions, programs, or any other educational functions and services on the basis of sex, age, disability, race, and national origin, color, or religion.