Small Business Center Assists Bradley County Economic Development Corporation

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tv_News 10dbMONTICELLO — The Bradley County Economic Development Corporation has a new fully functioning website thanks in part to training provided by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

   BCEDC Director Donna Lawhon attended the center’s seminar, Website in a Day, which teaches participants how to build effective, easy-to-maintain websites with Weebly and other free online tools. More than 50 people have attended SBTDC Website in a Day workshops in southeast Arkansas this year, many leaving the training with published websites, according to Lindsay Henry, SBTDC direct. Lawhon is pleased with her organization’s new site, found at http://www.bcedcar.com. “The Weebly program was just as advertised – easy and fast,” she said. “The program provided many design options to make your website as original and creative as you wa

   BCEDC works to enhance and sustain the economic climate of Bradley County by increasing employment opportunities for its residents. Over the past three decades, the organization has changed names a few times, most recently in November. It was previously known as the Bradley County Industrial Development Corporation.

   “Our organization recently changed its name. Therefore, we were in need of a newwebsite,” Lawhon said. “The UAM SBTDC, Connect Arkansas and Weebly provided our organization the opportunity to construct what I feel is a first-class website for a minimal cost.”

   The workshop Lawhon attended was offered at no charge through a partnership with Connect Arkansas.

   “We were very excited to have Donna attend our training,” said Henry. “Our center constantly strives to deliver opportunities to our region through quality and relevant training programs,with the ultimate goal of helping small businesses and organizations succeed in a tech-driven world.”

   For upcoming training events or to obtain additional information about the UAM SBTDC visit http://www.uamont.edu/sbtdc/

   Arkansas SBTDC assists start-ups, existing businesses and expanding businesses. The center at UAM serves nine counties in southeast Arkansas. To schedule a free, confidential consulting session, contact the UAM office at (870) 460-1910.

   The University of Arkansas at Monticello Small Business and Technology Development Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration through a partnership with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business and the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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