Business-Related Events and Information for Pine Bluff in August 2018

Desk with laptop, coffee cup, and plants. Represents business related events and information. Credit: StockSnap/Pixabay

Pine Bluff business owners and those interested in starting a business have opportunities for workshops and other guidance this August. Here are four upcoming business-related events in chronological order, followed by one additional source of information.

Workshop on major sources of business financing: bootstrapping, loans, grants, and equity. Includes overview of these sources and how to find more information.

Sponsors: Communities Unlimited and The Generator
Southeast Arkansas College Training Room – Welcome Center
1900 S. Hazel Street
Pine Bluff, AR

  • Seminar: Starting a Business in Arkansas
    August 21, 2018 / Tuesday / 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Registration Required. Registration Deadline: August 21, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.  No Fee

Seminar on business financing, business plan, business start-up/preplanning, managing a business. Includes legal business structures plus regulations and licensing.

Point of Contact: Lavonica Davis (870) 460-1266 / Business Consultant at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC)

Held by ASBDC in conjunction with or co-sponsored by The Generator
UAPB, ERDC Business Support Incubator, Multi-Purpose Room
615 South Main Street
Pine Bluff AR 71601

  • Construction and Trade Alliance – Quarterly Meeting
    August 23, 2018 (Thursday) at 5:30 p.m.
    University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) / Business Support Incubator
    615 S. Main St.
    Pine Bluff, AR

According to the Pine Bluff Commercial, the press release provided this information:
Guests include (1) Edward Haddock, District Director of the Arkansas District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and (2) Gareth C. Hyndman II, Chief Contracting Officer with the Army Contracting Command at Rock Island, Ill., to answer general questions about U.S. government contracting.

Participants will also learn about projects associated with Go Forward Pine Bluff and the new Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library. It is not clear who is presenting these updates.

Participating agencies, according to the press release, are Go Forward Pine Bluff, U.S. Small Business Administration, The Generator and East Harding Construction. However, East Harding Construction may be a private sector business. Also, apparently a contracting office with the U.S. Army is to participate.

Workshop on requirements for business loan candidates’ re-payment capacity; cash flow and its importance to lenders; and information contained in financial statements and key records to keep.

Sponsors: Communities Unlimited and The Generator
Southeast Arkansas College Training Room – Welcome Center
1900 S. Hazel Street
Pine Bluff, AR

Check their website or sign up for their news feed to learn when and where they hold their next programs. Their information includes, among other things, what products or services may possibly be sold to government agencies.

Also, their Community Development Office can be found on social media: or @uaex _CommDev


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