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Business and Entrepreneurship

A strong economy and thriving businesses are critical to a community and region's health and vitality. The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service provides educational programs and resources to help businesses and entrepreneurs take advantage of untapped market opportunities and enhance their competitive edge based on the latest research findings and technology.

We also help community leaders who are interested in supporting entrepreneurial development at the local level. Whether you are interested or involved in a food-based business, government contracting, youth entrepreneurship, or something else, we may be able to provide you with the assistance you need. Contact your county Extension Service office to learn more.

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Small Business & Workplace COVID-19 Resources

Use our curated resources to find funding options and other assistance to help keep your business afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Business Assistance

Starting, operating and growing a business is hard work. We can help.

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COVID-19 Tax Resources

Get answers to all your tax related questions and learn about coronavirus tax relief for businesses. 

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COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR TAX PROFESSIONALS

CARES Act Webinar Recording

University of Illinois recently provided a webinar on the various provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  They are now providing the recording of that webinar for you to watch and rewatch for the rest of 2020.

Tax filing deadline extended for individuals and corporations

Tax filing deadline extended to July 15th for individuals and corporations.  Secretary of Treasury announced that tax filing deadlines for individuals, trusts, and corporations have been extended until July 15, 2020, instead of April 15th.

Tax Schools

Income tax preparers can earn up to 16 hours of IRS-approved continuing professional education at our tax schools.  We'll announce plans/dates for these trainings later than normal due to COVID-19.

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Entrepreneur-friendly Communities

Successful communities employ a variety of strategies to support entrepreneurs and their businesses. Contact us today to find out what you can do.

Email: smccullough@uaex.edu
Phone: (501) 671-2078

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