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.

Starting a Business 

Small Business

Starting a New Business in ArkansasBusiness 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 (PDF)
Start with Security: A Guide for Business
Tax Tips for Your New Business Webinar
Top Accounting Tips for Your Business
Trademark Basics
Venture Magazine 2021
Veteran's Guide to Starting a Business


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
Emergency Preparedness Checklists
Guide to Business Continuity Planning
How to Incorporate or Form an LLC in Arkansas

Keep the Cash Flowing:  A Guide to Your Business' Cash Flow
Misclassification of Employees
OSHA Small Business Handbook
Properly Classifying Employees
Records Retention Guide
Selling to the Government (PDF)
Small Business Accounting Checklist
Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
Succession Planning


Marketing a BusinessMarketing a Business

Constant Contact Discount
Embed Facebook News Feed
How to Make a Website with WordPress
How to Trademark a Logo
Making Your First E-Commerce Sale
Marketing for Your Small 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: FTC  Tips and Advise for Small Business
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
How Entrepreneurs Can Protect Themselves from Credit Card Fraud


Resources for Technology Business SBIR/STTR

SBIR Self-Assessment
SBIR Services
Technology Commercialization


Intellectual Properties

The ABCs of Intellectual Property
Introduction To Copyrights
Introduction To Patents and Trade Secrets
Introduction To Trademarks


Resources for Veterans

Boots to Business
SBA Office of Veterans Business Development


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)


Training on Demand

Under an Hour Webinars
SBIR/STTR (Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer)


Websites and Blogs for Small Businesses

BlogsMarketing a Business

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center Blog
Entrepreneur Blog
Hubspot - Inbound Marketing Blog

Exporting Websites

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

Think Global


Websites and Blogs

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

Links to articles and resources are intended for educational purposes. Any reference obtained from this server to a specific product, process, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the ASBTDC or Arkansas Tech University. And, the views and opinions expressed in any referenced document do not necessarily state or reflect those of the ASBTDC or Arkansas Tech University.

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