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

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Ronda Hawkins is the director for the Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center.  She has been with the center since 2012.  Hawkins consults daily with new and existing businesses on topics such as business startup steps and compliance issues; the business acquisition process; business management issues; business finance issues; financial management issues; sales and marketing best practices; and other areas of concern to business owners.  She also teaches business-related topics through ASBTDC events.  Hawkins holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Arkansas Tech University.  Ronda can be reached at (479) 356-2067 or rhawkins2@atu.edu



106 West O Street • Russellville, AR 72801 • 479.356.2067

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