School of Business Co-Sponsors Workshop

Pine Bluff, Ark- Minority groups are under-represented in the small business segment of the U.S. economy. These same under-represented groups have extensive resources at their disposal. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) School of Business and Management will co-sponsor a Minorities in Small Business Workshop with the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) Small Business and Technology Development Center. The workshop will be held Friday, September 10 from 9 – 11 a.m. in the (Henderson-Young) Business Building Auditorium.

“The School of Business and Management is excited to partner with the University of Arkansas at Monticello – Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center and the U.S. Small Business,” says Carla Martin, J.D., Dean of the School of Business and Management at UAPB. “It is important that valuable information is shared with those who desire to start a successful business and those who seek to sustain their successful business.  Minority entrepreneurs of all ages are invited to join us as we educate them on the vast number of resources available to ensure their success.”

Attendees can expect to gain some invaluable information on what you can do to help start or sustain a successful small business as a minority owner. Presenters include Karen Castle, Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Small and Minority Business Division; Mia McNeal, Arkansas-Mississippi Minority Supplier Development Council; Penny Fogle, U.S. Small Business Administration; Jwan Baughn, Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center; Stephanie Warfield, UAPB Economic Research and Development Center; Wonder Lowe, HOPE Community Credit Union and Lindsay Henry, Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center.

The cost for interested participants is $20 and free for students. Pre-registration is required and can be completed by phone at (870) 222-4900, by emailing henryl@uamont.edu, or by visiting www.uamont.edu/McGehee/SBTDC/training.

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