By ABN Staff - March 9, 2023
ASBTDC’s Arkansas Business Navigator Program partners with Conexión de Negocios Latinos to support Latino entrepreneurs
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) is proud to announce a new partnership with Conexión de Negocios Latinos, a non-profit organization that focuses on supporting Latino businesses in Arkansas. Through this partnership, ASBTDC’s Arkansas Business Navigator Program will work alongside Conexion de Negocios Latinos to provide specialized support and resources to Latino entrepreneurs in Arkansas.
"We are thrilled to partner with ASBTDC's Arkansas Business Navigator program to support Latino-owned small businesses in Arkansas," said Irma Chavez, Founder and CEO of Conexión de Negocios Latinos. "We know that Latino entrepreneurs face unique challenges and barriers, and this partnership will help us provide the resources and support they need to succeed."
Latino-owned small businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the Arkansas economy, but they often face significant challenges, including limited access to capital, language barriers, and cultural differences. The partnership between CNL and ASBTDC's Arkansas Business Navigator program will help to address these challenges and provide a pathway for Latino business owners to achieve success.
“ASBTDC is committed to supporting Latino entrepreneurs across the state of Arkansas, and we are thrilled to be partnering with Conexión de Negocios Latinos,” said Michael Singleton, ASBTDC Associate State Director. “Through this partnership, we hope to connect more Latino entrepreneurs with the resources and networks they need to start and grow successful businesses in Arkansas.”
The partnership between CNL and ASBTDC's Arkansas Business Navigator program is a significant step forward in supporting Latino-owned small businesses in Arkansas. By working together, the two organizations provide much-needed resources and support to help Latino entrepreneurs thrive in the state's economy.
- Access to bilingual business advisors who can provide one-on-one assistance and support in Spanish and English.
- Specialized training and workshops focused on the unique needs and challenges of Latino entrepreneurs.
- Assistance with accessing financing options and other critical business resources.
- Access to a network of Latino business owners and entrepreneurs across Arkansas.
Arkansas Business Navigator is a program of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center hosted by UA Little Rock and is funded in part through a grant from the US Small Business Administration and is a comprehensive resource that provides one-on-one assistance and expert advice to Arkansas entrepreneurs, as well as access to critical business resources, including financing options, market research, and business planning tools. Conexión de Negocios Latinos is a non-profit organization that provides support and advocacy for Latino businesses and entrepreneurs in Arkansas, with a particular focus on connecting them with resources and networks that can help them succeed.
Michael Singleton, Arkansas Business Navigator Program
Phone: (501) 831-2895
Irma Chávez, Conexión de Negocios Latinos
Phone: (479) 633-7399