Thinking about opening a small business but not sure where to start? Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas-Helena is hosting a 1-day session presented by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) on how to do just that on Friday, Aug. 25.

Thinking about opening a small business but not sure where to start? Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas-Helena is hosting a 1-day session presented by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) on how to do just that on Friday, Aug. 25.

Startup Friday is scheduled for Aug. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas in Helena.

The three morning sessions will cover topics including “Starting a Business in Arkansas” presented by Pamela Reed, ASBTDC program specialist, “Becoming Bankable” by Liz Russell, of Communities Unlimited, and “Big-Impact Marketing Techniques for Small Business” by Whitney Horton, ASBTDC business consultant.

Lunch and afternoon sessions will cover information concerning business financing options presented by SBA representative Herb Lawrence, “How to Write a Business Plan” by Jim Sadler, Arkansas District SCORE Director, and financial management by Vida Fielder, of Southern Bancorp.

               Breakfast will be provided by Main Street Helena, and lunch will be provided compliments of the Phillips County Chamber of Commerce.

Co-sponsors for the event include Southern Bancorp, SCORE, Communities Unlimited, MainStreet Helena, the Phillips County Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

For more information or to register, contact Joe St. Columbia, Jr., PCCUA Workforce Training and Development coordinator, at 870-338-6474, ext. 1937.