Business Resources

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.


Request for Counseling Form

Starting a Business Small Business

Starting a New Business in Arkansas
Business Plan Outline (PDF)

Business Plan Sample (PDF)
Dream It Do It Arkansas
Arkansas Secretary of State Business Services FAQ
License, Permit, & Tax Requirements for Arkansas Small Businesses
Start with Security: A Guide for Business
Tax Tips for Your New Business Webinar
Trademark Basics

Financing a Business Financing

Funding Your Small Business (PDF)
What type of funding do I need?


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 Managing a Business

Business Law
How to Incorporate or Form an LLC in Arkansas
Misclassification of Employees
Properly Classifying Employees
Small Business Accounting Checklist
Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center

Marketing a Business

Constant Contact Discount
Embed Facebook News Feed
How to Make a Website with WordPress
Making Your First E-Commerce Sale
Marketing for Your Small Business Marketing a Business
Online Listing Checklist
SEO and Online Reviews
Social Media Checklist
Ultimate Guide to Social Media Image Sizes
Website Tips

Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

Cybersecurity resources: A big list of tools and guides
FCC Cybersecurity for Small Business

FTC Start with Security
FTC Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business
FTC Data Breach Response: A Guide for Business
SBA Introduction to Cybersecurity
SBA Cybersecurity Tips
SBA Tools and Resources for Small Businesses

Resources for Veterans

Arkansas Veterans
Boots to Business

Resources for Technology Business SBIR/STTR

SBIR Self-Assessment
SBIR Services
Technology Commercialization

Training on Demand

Under an Hour Webinars
SBIR/STTR (Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer)
American Sign Language Deaf-friendly Webinars

Starting a Business - Presented in American Sign Language (ASL) 
Writing a Business Plan - Presented in American Sign Language (ASL)

Websites and Blogs for Small Businesses


Entrepreneur Blog
Hubspot - Inbound Marketing Blog Marketing a Business
Small Business Blog 

Exporting Websites

A Basic Guide to Exporting
Export Programs Guide
Helping U.S. Companies Export

Think Global

Websites Websites and Blogs

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