Business & Entrepreneur-ship

A strong economy and thriving businesses are critical to a community and region’s health and

A strong economy and thriving businesses are critical to a community and region’s
health and vitality. The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service provides
educational programs and resources to help businesses and entrepreneurs take advantage
of untapped market opportunities and enhance their competitive edge based on the latest
research findings and technology.

We also help community leaders who are interested in supporting entrepreneurial development
at the local level. Whether you are interested or involved in a food-based business,
government contracting, youth entrepreneurship, or something else, we may be able
to provide you with the assistance you need. Contact your county Extension Service
office to learn more.

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Small Business & Workplace COVID-19 Resources

Use our curated resources to find funding options and other assistance to help keep
your business afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Discover our resources!

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Business Assistance

Starting, operating and growing a business is hard work. We can help.

Explore our resources

COVID-19 Tax Resources

Get answers to all your tax related questions and learn about coronavirus tax relief
for businesses. 

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CARES Act Webinar Recording

University of Illinois recently provided a webinar on the various provisions included
in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  They are now providing
the recording of that webinar for you to watch and rewatch for the rest of 2020.

Tax filing deadline extended for individuals and corporations

Tax filing deadline extended to July 15th for individuals and corporations.  Secretary
of Treasury announced that tax filing deadlines for individuals, trusts, and corporations
have been extended until July 15, 2020, instead of April 15th.

Tax Schools

Income tax preparers can earn up to 16 hours of IRS-approved continuing professional
education at our tax schools.  We’ll announce plans/dates for these trainings later
than normal due to COVID-19.

Learn more about our tax school

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Entrepreneur-friendly Communities

Successful communities employ a variety of strategies to support entrepreneurs and
their businesses. Contact us today to find out what you can do.

Phone: (501) 671-2078

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