CHANGE, Inc. Announcements

Arkansas Entrepreneur Network Releases Small Biz Start Up Collections

Since 2005 CHANGE, Inc. has been providing communities across Arkansas entrepreneur awareness information. This non-profit organization used social media to keep their followers updated on all of the benefits of becoming a small business owner.  In 2010 the founders of this organization began researching the small business start-up market in Arkansas to find out how many new businesses were actually being started and surviving those critical first five start-up years.

After analyzing the data from their research it was clear that more needed to be done to help develop new business owners in Arkansas and to make sure those business had a solid foundation.

Ms. Sonya Lane reached out to the top business developers in the Nation to help get the information needed to boost small biz start-up in Arkansas. After receiving valuable tips, advice and business development documents; she started working on 3 business start-up collections designed specifically for the 75 counties in the state of Arkansas. Executive Grind, Boss Grind and Master Grind.  These 3 collections gives an aspiring entrepreneur everything needed to start, grow and expand a new business idea.

These collections are designed in  google document slides to make the information easy to understand and apply to any type of business design, and the slides can easily be downloaded into different formats such as PDF, Microsoft Word and Publisher.

Each collection has been reasonably priced at only $10.00 and all of the proceeds from the collections will be used to help local community centers across Arkansas host entrepreneur workshops, conferences and summer camps for the youth in Arkansas.

Everyone that purchases a collection will  automatically become a member of the CHANGE, Inc. network and will have access to these exclusive business start-up collections. Subscriber’s  will also get updates about different entrepreneur workshops and conferences that are held in Arkansas each year.  As an added bonus each new member of the CHANGE network will receive 2 free gifts as a token of our appreciation for allowing us to help you start your business.

Arkansas Entrepreneurs send an email to CHANGE, Inc. and put “Sign Up” as the subject when you are ready to get started and a representative from the CHANGE, Inc. Network will contact you to help you get started.

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Little Rock Arkansas Celebrates Global Entrepreneur Week

Week of workshops, events set to help small businesses grow

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK — The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub at Winrock International  supported by a partnership with the Delta Regional Authority,  has organized a series of activities as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Little Rock beginning Nov. 14. The activities, planned in collaboration with local organizations, are aimed at increasing the potential of small businesses in Arkansas.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a worldwide effort begun in 2007 by Jonathan Ortmans, president of GEW, Carl Schramm, former president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, and Gordon Brown, former prime minister of the United Kingdom. The idea behind the program is to create a global entrepreneurial ecosystem through workshops and initiatives that help start and scale new businesses.

Kim Lane, the Innovation Hub’s Director of Operations and Community Development and Startup City Leader of Global Entrepreneurship Week Little Rock, first contacted GEW headquarters last summer to discuss entrepreneurship in Arkansas and the possibility of taking part in the program. “Arkansas has a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem,” explains Lane. “Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of the power and energy driving that community.”

With a variety of workshops, pitch competitions and networking events, this is a great time for local entrepreneurs to immerse themselves in the tools and training available.  Events for Nov. 14-18, along with venues, include:

Monday, Nov. 14

  • 10 a.m.-noon: Doing Business with the City of Little Rock, at the Willie L. Hinton Resource Center
  • 5-8 p.m.: How to Start a Business in Arkansas, at the Innovation Hub

Tuesday, Nov. 15

  • 9-10 a.m.: Lift the Rock, at The Venture Center
  • 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: High School Startup Day, at the Innovation Hub
  • 10 a.m.: Boost Your Sales, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • 10 a.m.-noon: Google Analytics Basics for Startups, at The Venture Center
  • 1 p.m.: Writing a Business Plan, at UALR
  • 5-6 p.m.: How to Finance Your Company, at the Innovation Hub
  • 5-8 p.m.: Startup Grind Little Rock with Graham Gordy, at the Innovation Hub

Wednesday, Nov. 16

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Verizon Tech Expo, at the Innovation Hub
  • 9-10 a.m.: 1 Million Cups Little Rock, at the Innovation Hub
  • 1 p.m.: My Student Startup, at UALR
  • 5 p.m.: Government Contracting Step by Step, at the Innovation Hub
  • 6 p.m.: G60 Pitch Competition/Conway, location TBD

Thursday, Nov. 17

  • 6-7 p.m.: Presentation and book signing by Lucie Amundsen, at the Clinton School of Public Service

Friday, Nov. 18

  • 5-8 p.m.: Maker Community Night, at the Innovation Hub
  • 5-8 p.m.: Argenta Art Walk, at the Innovation Hub/Argenta Arts District
  • 6 p.m.: Pitch ‘n Pint, at The Flying Saucer

 

All of the Global Entrepreneurship Week Little Rock events are free and open to the public, and many do not require registration. A few events at the Hub do require sign-up – participants may do so through the Hub’s Eventbrite page. More details on Global Entrepreneurship Week Little Rock are available at www.gewusa.org/little-rock-arkansas. A full list of events and registration information is available at arhub.org/global-entrepreneurship-week-little-rock.

Business Development Blog

CHANGE, Inc. can help you design the perfect business model for your brand. Our new official business development blog will be updated with the latest tips, tools and resources that aspiring entrepreneurs need to turn their idea into a successful business.

For additional information about CHANGE, Inc. and the different business start up sevices offered please feel free to contact the Executive Director Ms. Sonya Lane (changeinc75@gmail.com). Be sure to follow this blog site so you will not miss the valuable business start up information that will be posted.

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