About Us 


The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is a university-based economic development program that assists entrepreneurs, both new and seasoned. We help with every aspect of business creation, management, and operation.

Through our seven offices 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.

As the state’s premier business assistance provider, the ASBTDC is dedicated to helping small businesses achieve success and to promoting economic development throughout the state. Click here to see our results.

Unique among Arkansas economic development organizations, ASBTDC serves businesses from any county in Arkansas, in any industry sector, at any stage of business development.


Learn more about our services:

Consulting Services
Market Research Services
ASBTDC's Vision and Mission


Our Staff

Nathan George Nathan George is the director of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center located at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. A current small business owner, George is well versed in matters of business startup, operations, and market research. George holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arkansas Tech University and has served in the Arkansas State General Assembly as a District 61 State Representative and on many committees and boards. George’s aggregated experience gives him a vast amount of knowledge to answer your business startup and management questions. Nathan can be reached at (479) 356-2077 or at ngeorge2@atu.edu.
Ronda Hawkins Ronda Hawkins is a training specialist and business consultant for the Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center. With many years’ experience in direct sales and marketing, Hawkins consults and teaches on topics related to small business marketing and online presence development including social media marketing, website creation, search engine optimization, and more. Hawkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree from Arkansas Tech University. Hawkins’s experience and up-to-date marketing knowledge qualifies her to address questions regarding the effective promotion of your business. Ronda can be reached at (479) 356-2067 or at rhawkins2@atu.edu.


106 West O Street • Russellville, AR 72801 • 479.356.2067 • asbtdc@atu.edu

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