The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) assists entrepreneurs whose business focus is on innovation, new technology development or new applications of existing technology. Services include consulting, research and training. All services are available at low or no cost through the ASBTDC's partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration and higher education institutions across Arkansas. For more information on the ASBTDC, visit our FAQ or explore other sections of our web site.
The ASBTDC encourages entrepreneurs to subscribe to our biweekly e-newsletter, Tech Track, to stay informed about news and events of interest to the innovation-based business community.
The ASBTDC's assistance to innovation-based businesses is focused on the following:
The ASBTDC's services are based on the individual needs of our innovation-based small business customers. Generally, they include:
The ASBTDC provides assistance to research-capable Arkansas small businesses to access federal R&D dollars. We help small businesses:
The ASBTDC offers a wide variety of live and online classes on topics relevant to innovation-based entrepreneurs. Training of special interest to innovation-based entrepreneurs typically includes topics related to SBIR/STTR, intellectual property, and market research.
Get Ready for SBIR/STTR online
ASBTDC's "Get Ready" online training course provides an introduction to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
The ASBTDC offers helpful information and tools to those who operate or plan to begin innovation-based businesses. A great deal of information is available online.
Contact Rebecca Norman to discuss your SBIR and STTR opportunities and challenges.
Rebecca Norman, Innovation Consultant
Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center