About the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center

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 eight 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.

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Our Staff

Ronda Hawkins Headshot

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

Matt Lundy Headshot

Matt Lundy is a business consultant for the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center.  He has been with the center since 2023.  Matt grew up in an entrepreneurial home. Dad built and maintained the structures and mom ran the three businesses including an entrepreneurial newspaper and networking group called the Small Business Entrepreneur where he produced the monthly paper. We consulted with the MBA program at the University of Notre Dame as part of their Capstone and being a part of that process sparked his interest in helping small businesses succeed. Professionally he worked in Finance, and Accounting, HR, and Payroll, for a medium, now large sized online institution. Earlier in life was a mortgage broker, until about 2008, and much earlier a truck driver (local). He holds a bachelor degree from Bethel University, and an MBA from Colorado State University.  Matt can be reached at (479) 356-2077 or mlundy@atu.edu.


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