April/May 2016 Entrepreneurs Magazine

So, you want to be an Entrepreneur

April/May 2016 Issue

A guide to Arkansas organizations
offering programs, services and support to
entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Arkansas is full of organizations and agencies dedicated to helping small businesses and startups succeed. These organizations offer education, mentorship, technical assistance, networking opportunities and connections to other resources. Some feature accelerators and business-plan competitions, space for makers, financial assistance and co-working space.

Unless otherwise noted, the groups listed provide services statewide. Though not a comprehensive list, any organization in this resource guide is a good starting point for anyone with an idea or needing help with a small business.

Accelerate Arkansas
501.249.9665
acceleratearkansas.com

Arkansas Capital Corporation
501.374.9247
arcapital.com

Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation
501.374.9247
arcapital.com/aeaf

Arkansas Economic Development Commission
800.ARKANSAS
arkansasedc.com

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
501.907.6570
arhub.org

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center
501.683.7700
asbtdc.org

Central Arkansas Planning and Economic Development District
501.676.2721
capdd.org

Create Little Rock
501.377.6014
createlittlerock.com

Delta Regional Authority
662.624.8600
dra.gov

Diamond State Ventures
501.374.9247
diamondstateventures.com

East Arkansas Planning and Development District
870.932.3957
eapdd.com

Forge Arkansas
(Jonesboro)
forgearkansas.com

Hayseed Ventures
hayseedventures.com

The Hive
(Little Rock)
thehivearkansas.com

Innovate Arkansas
501.280.3025
innovatearkansas.org

Noble Impact
nobleimpact.org

Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District
870.741.5404
nwaedd.org

The Silver Mine
(North Little Rock)
501.907.6570
arhub.org/silver.mine

Southern Bancorp Community Partners
southernpartners.org

Southwest Arkansas Planning and Development District
870.234.4030
swapdd.com

Startup Junkie Consulting
(Northwest Arkansas)
479.225.7550
startupjunkieconsulting.com

Thrive Center
(Helena)
870.338.3300
thrivecenter.org

U.S. Small Business Administration – Arkansas District Office
501.324.7379
sba.gov/offices/district/ar/little.rock

The Venture Center
501.404.9875
venturecenter.co

Western Arkansas Planning and Development District
479.785.2651
wapdd.org

West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District
501.525.7577
wcapdd.org

White River Planning and Development District
870.793.5233
wrpdd.org

WinRock International
501.280.3000
winrock.org

Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
501.376.6854
wrfoundation.org

About the author

Erica Sweeney

Erica Sweeney

Erica Sweeney is the former editor of AMP. She now works as a freelance writer and editor based in Little Rock.

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