• Nurturing Innovation
  • Supporting Self-Empowerment
The Generator seeks to empower the makers, the doers, and the dreamers, to help them succeed and thrive, and to eliminate barriers in their way. It seeks to create a collaborative and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem – through programs and partnerships to drive innovation, entrepreneurship and economic empowerment in Pine Bluff and Southeast Arkansas.

Small Business Workshops

LLCs Operating Agreements Workshop

Learn about the reasons to have an operating agreement, and the various sections that belong in an operating agreement.
An operating agreement template will be provided.

Sponsors: Business Innovations Legal Clinic,
William H. Bowen School of Law &
The Generator
4/18/2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Free
Southeast Arkansas College
Welcome Center
1900 S. Hazel Street
Pine Bluff
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Startup Small Talk

Get advice on the requirements, challenges, and successes of starting a business from people who have first-hand experience. Please come hear from our panel:
Jan Robinson, owner of Uptown Salon & Boutique
Valandra Oliver, owner of Bella Cleaning Services
Herb Lawrence, lender
relations specialist for U. S. Small Business Administration

Sponsors: ASBTDC & The Generator
4/23/2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Free
Reynolds Community Services Center
211 W. 3rd Ave
Pine Bluff 71601-4226
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Selling to the Government
An Introductory Course

Selling to the government is different than selling in the private sector. Come learn about different government contract types, state and federal procurement processes, and how you can register your business to sell products or services to the government.

This course is of special benefit to companies that have no experience in government contracting or are relatively new to the process.

Hosted by The Generator, US SBA Arkansas District Office and Arkansas PTAC
4/25/2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Free
Southeast Arkansas College
Welcome Center
1900 S. Hazel Street
Pine Bluff
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Getting Started with SAM
System for Award Management

In this workshop, learn how to register your business in the System for Award Management (SAM), the primary supplier database for the federal government.

This class is for business owners who are new to SAM.

Hosted by The Generator, US SBA Arkansas District Office and Arkansas PTAC
5/2/2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Free
Southeast Arkansas College
Welcome Center
1900 S. Hazel Street
Pine Bluff
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Mapping a Successful Startup

Sponsors: ASBTDC, & The Generator
3/19/2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Free
Southeast Arkansas College
Welcome Center
1900 S. Hazel Street
Pine Bluff
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Mapping a Successful Startup

Every great business begins as an idea. We will show you how to transform an idea into action using a Startup Map. At the heart of our discussion will be the critical player in any successful business, the customer. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a tangible action plan for your venture.

Sponsors: ASBTDC & The Generator
3/19/2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Free
Southeast Arkansas College
Welcome Center
1900 S. Hazel Street
Pine Bluff
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Mapping a Successful Startup

Sponsors: ASBTDC, & The Generator
3/19/2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Free
Southeast Arkansas College
Welcome Center
1900 S. Hazel Street
Pine Bluff
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Connecting For Results: An Eye-Opening Customer Service Workshop

7/30/2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
FREE
UAPB Business Incubator
615 S. Main Street
Pine Bluff
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Starting a Business: Access to Capital

Sponsors: ASBTDC, Simmons Bank & The Generator
8/21/2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
FREE
UAPB Business Incubator
615 S. Main Street
Pine Bluff
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Financial Statements: Focus on Cash Flow

Sponsors: Communities Unlimited & The Generator
8/27/2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Free
Southeast Arkansas College
Training Room - Welcome Center
1900 S. Hazel Street
Pine Bluff

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.
But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.
But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.

Stronger Together

We would love to hear from you!

P.O. Box 6316
Pine Bluff, AR 71611-6316

(870) 939-6898
francomildred@goforwardpb.org