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Small Business Resources

Small business owners in the Little Rock region will find many valuable resources for starting and growing their businesses - both from the chamber, local and state-wide agencies.

Equip Small Business Series

In 2019 we are kicking off a new small business series called Equip. This series will offer workshops on topics that our small business members voted on in a survey regarding their top business concerns. Learn more >

Chamber On The Go

One of the chamber’s newest programs, Chamber On The Go, will bring services to small businesses on-site. The chamber's director of small business and entrepreneurship makes personal visits to select businesses. The goal of this outreach is to provide on-site assistance to business owners, while at the same time building a healthy and robust business environment throughout the Little Rock region.

During an on-site visit, Chamber On The Go specialists will:

  • Connect you with resources and chamber members that can help your business thrive
  • Provide immediate business support when possible and make appointments for future services
  • Answer questions and collect feedback on the challenges and opportunities facing your specific business community

U.S. Small Business Administration

The Arkansas District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration is located in Little Rock. Each year, the Arkansas District Office helps to provide about $100 million in loans to small businesses. The office and their SBA-funded partners provide management training and consulting to thousands of entrepreneurs, and they help small business owners pursue contracts from the federal government and prime federal contractors. The Arkansas District Office Resource Guide provides an overview of their programs and success stories. 

Little Rock SCORE

Little Rock SCORE is a chapter of the national SCORE program, a nonprofit organization that seeks to match entrepreneurs with local volunteer mentors. Little Rock SCORE provides free business advice, counseling and workshops to startup entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Starting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, SCORE mentors will be available at the chamber every first and third Tuesday of the month from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A small business or aspiring small business will be able to meet with a  mentor in thirty-minute increments during the two-hour period. To set your appointment, please email or call Brandon Campbell, the chamber’s Director of Small Business & Inclusion. His e-mail address is bcampbell@littlerockchamber.com and phone number is 501-377-6031.

Ready to start or grow your business in Central Arkansas?

The chamber has the tools and resources you need to get your new business idea launched or to promote new growth of your existing business.