Did you know that 86% of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce members are Small Businesses? Therefore this business segment is important to the Chamber, our community and the economy. The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce strives to provide their members resources and information that is unique to Small Businesses to help them achieve their business goals.
Small Business Resource Expo: August 29th, 2013
The Small Business Resource Expo is focused toward small businesses and entrepreneurs of all levels in our state. The expo will provide an opportunity to discover resources that aid in small business development and entrepreneurship. These organizations will range from woman and minority business development, procurement assistance with cities, counties, states, and universities, access to working and excess capital through SBA approved micro-lenders and private investors, educating local workforces through government funded programs, and more . There will also be classes and educational presentations throughout the day with topics ranging from acquiring finances and capital, business safety and risk management, tax implications of different corporations, procurement assistance, internet marketing and social media for small business, and more.
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) is a university-based economic development program which provides assistance to entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout Arkansas via a statewide network of seven offices. As the state's premier business assistance program, the ASBTDC is dedicated to helping small businesses achieve success and to promoting economic development throughout the state. https://asbtdc.org/
The U.S. Small Business Administration:
Small Business Resource Guide:
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Small Business Resource Guide: