Small Business Resources

Your Source for All Things Related to Small Business.

The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well in Rogers and Lowell. Our area has a proven track record of fostering small businesses and growing them to be industry leaders like Walmart, Tyson Foods, Inc., J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., Collective Bias, Daisy Outdoors/Gamo Airguns/BSA Optics, and many more.

Starting, running and growing a small business is not easy. About two-thirds of businesses survive two years in business, half of all businesses will survive five years, and one-third will survive ten. The longer a company has been in business, the more likely it is to stay in business—it’s those first few years that are the hardest. Small businesses (defined as fewer than 500 employees) have consistently played a major role in economic growth because they create so many jobs—many more than large businesses.  We’re here to help you understand the helpful resources available.

 

Small Business Toolkit

The Small Business Toolkit is our free online resource that provides information to start, run and grow your small business. Business owners will find links to articles and information on relevant topics facing the business community.

STARTUP

Learn about starting a business from concept to planning to doing.

OFFICE & HR

Make better decisions protecting your business and hiring, managing, rewarding and retaining the best employees.

OPERATIONS

Explore strategies for running and growing your business.

FINANCE

Manage your small business and personal finances.

MARKETING

Discover new marketing and promotion tactics, tools, and techniques.

TAX RETURN

Learn how to comply with federal and state obligations while lowering your tax bill.

TECHNOLOGY

Learn about the different ways to incorporate and utilize technology properly into your business.

 

 

 
Entrepreneur's Guide

This free resource is filled with information for those seeking to start a business in Rogers and Lowell.  You can find information from where to go to get a business license to contact information for training and market research. This guide is a must-have for anyone looking to start their own business. Download your free copy.

 

Minority Business Development

Rogers and Lowell have a strong minority community comprised of and entrepreneurial spirit and thriving small business community comprised of minority owned businesses. We are committed to helping all businesses by offering robust programming aimed at minority-owned businesses.  Programming includes the Spanish Seminar Series, Spanish language materials for starting and running a business, and the Community Diversity Celebrations that showcase the diverse nature of our communities.

To learn more contact Geovanny Sarmiento.

 

Small Business Council

The Small Business Council is the voice of the small business and provides guidance to the Chamber on the needs of the small business community.  The Small Business Council is comprised of business owners and employees of small businesses who volunteer their time to serve on this committee.  Responsibilities of the Small Business Council include nominating and selecting a worthy small business to be named as the Small Business of the Month, selecting educational programming, and working with area schools to help with entrepreneur programs and student business plans.

Click here for more information on the Small Business Council.

 

 

Partner Organizations

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center provides free resources that can help you pinpoint your target customer’s likes, dislikes, buying habits and lifestyle. Using cutting-edge market analysis tools the ASBTDC can help you find new customers, choose a new location or identify potential markets for your products or services.



SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need.

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