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Hispanics, Latinos can learn how to start a business in Arkansas

By KD Reep
The U of A System Division of Agriculture
June 10, 2016 

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  • Workshop and childcare is free for anyone who would like to attend.
  • Event is presented in Spanish. 

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DARDANELLE, Ark. – Hispanic and Latino entrepreneurs can learn how to navigate the legal, regulatory and financial aspects of of starting a business at a free workshop set for June 21 at the Dardanelle Chamber of Commerce. 

The workshop, “Starting a Business in Arkansas for Hispanic and Latino Entrepreneurs,” will be presented in Spanish. It opens at 5 p.m. with registration and refreshments and runs 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the chamber office located at 2011 Arkansas Highway 22 in Dardanelle. 

“This workshop will present essential steps to start a business, the structures of legal businesses, regulations and licensing, key issues affecting business success and common pitfalls entrepreneurs face,” said Wayne Miller, professor and extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 

Seating is limited, registration is recommended, but not required. Everyone is welcome. Childcare will be provided. 

To register in Spanish, call 479-692-9047. To register in English, call 479-356-2067. Attendees also can register online at 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service is underwriting the registration fees for this event as well as providing educational material and other resources for this course. 

The workshop is sponsored by the Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center, the Dardanelle Area Chamber of Commerce and Regions Bank. 

For more information about the workshop, visit For more information on small business, visit or contact Joy West at the Yell County Extension Office.


The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact the Yell County office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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