The ASBTDC is a university-based economic development program which provides assistance to small businesses throughout Arkansas via a statewide network of six offices. The ASBTDC offers a variety of services to assist entrepreneurs at various stages of business development and growth. The ASBTDC makes available a wealth of information online. Additionally, the ASBTDC's knowledgeable staff can provide guidance, recommendations, and resources that are specifically designed to meet the various needs of small business owners. Most services are available at no cost. Primary areas of focus include planning, growth, financing, marketing, management issues, technology, and improving business profitability.