Start and Grow

The Little Rock Regional Chamber invests in programming that will help you keep your competitive edge. In an era of rapidly changing challenges for businesses, the chamber is an evolving resource that keeps you current, relevant, and enhances your ability to grow. The central Arkansas region provides fertile soil for launching and growing your business. There are a variety of valuable resources available for the entrepreneur and the small business owner.


SCORE Hours at the Chamber

Little Rock SCORE is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration that provides free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business.

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Equip: Small Business Series

Sessions are led by chamber member experts who have first-hand experience with what works for our region.

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Diversity Initiatives

Diversity and inclusion are key to growing our regional economy. The Chamber helps minority businesses grow and celebrate their successes.

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Arkansas Small Business Technology Development Center (ASBTDC)

The ASBTDC assists new and seasoned entrepreneurs with consulting, market research and training.

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Venture Center

The Venture Center

The Venture Center promotes and facilitates the growth of entrepreneurial and technology development at the grassroots level in Central Arkansas.

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Spark! Accelerator

Spark! Accelerator

Qualifying applicants will be startup companies with traction, full-time company founders and a Central Arkansas resident with an annual recurring revenue of at least $25,000. Benefits of the program include the opportunity to pitch at Pitch ‘N Pint, unlimited mentorship for the duration of the program, subject matter workshops, exposure via web and print platforms and more!

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Technology Park

Little Rock Technology Park

An innovation district designed to enable new forms of enterprise, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and commercialization of ideas within and between Arkansas’ entrepreneur, private, government and academic sectors.

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U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. Small Business Administration

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 contractors from the federal government and prime federal contractors.

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Fintech Accelerator

VC Fintech Accelerator

Little Rock is the birthplace of FinTech, and the VC FinTech Accelerator, empowered by FIS, is a rigorous 12-week program designed to accelerate the growth of early-stage financial technology ventures.   

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AR Regional Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub at Winrock International

The Innovation Hub is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansans by inspiring innovation and expanding opportunities. Since the Hub’s opening in 2014, our state-of-the-art facilities have provided tools and training to entrepreneurs, students, and other makers, preparing them to join and grow Arkansas’s economic ecosystem.

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Kellen Davis

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.

Contact Kellen Davis
Director Small Business & Entrepreneurship

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