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Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff's Regional Office of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) is a university-based economic development program that assists entrepreneurs, both new and seasoned. The center at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff serves start-up and existing businesses within four counties of the Delta Region- Jefferson, Arkansas, Monroe, and Phillips- and operates as a regional office of the ASBTDC statewide network.

ASBTDC works with all types of for-profit businesses. We assist with every aspect of business creation, management, and day to day operation.

Our knowledgeable consultants provide confidential, one-on-one consulting at no charge. Additionally, we offer research and industry information to help small business owners develop strong business and marketing plans. Our seminars cover a variety of topics, that include startup planning to funding your idea.

UAPB is the first historically Black college or university to join ASBTDC and the fourth regional host added in the past year. The new regional offices increase access to ASBTDC services for Arkansans wanting to start, strengthen, or grow a business.

Center Facts

  • The new center serves entrepreneurs and businesses in Jefferson, Arkansas, Monroe and Phillips counties.
  • UAPB joins 10 other universities and colleges in ASBTDC’s statewide network.
  • The program assists Arkansans who are starting new businesses, buying established businesses, looking to expand existing businesses or commercializing research or technology.
  • ASBTDC is one-on-one consulting services are confidential, tailored to each individual business and provided free of charge.
  • ASBTDC also offers online and in-person educational events, often with local partners.
  • Part of the university’s Economic Research and Development Center, the new office is located in downtown Pine Bluff in the Business Support Incubator and Office Complex.

UAPB Campus Lead

Angelisa Henry, MBA

Angelisa Henry serves as the Director of UAPB's ASBTDC Regional Office. She is a UAPB alumna, who earned her bachelor’s degree from UAPB in 2009, and went on to earn her MBA from Webster University. Henry has worked for the Alzheimer’s Association, Walmart Corporate Office and the University, most recently serving in the capacity as career coach in the Office of Career Services. To begin consulting with Ms. Henry or learn more about ASBTDC services, call (870) 575-8033 or email

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration through a partnership with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the UAPB Economic Research and Development Center. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All ASBTDC programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

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Click here to access information about how we can help your small business-Your Dream=Our Mission.
Click here to access a map of the counties served through UAPB's ASBTDC Regional Office.
Click here to visit the ASBTDC's website. 
Click here to visit the ASBTDC's calendar of events. 


The University of Arkansas Pine Bluff ASBTDC office is located downtown in the UAPB Business Support Incubator and Office Complex.

Counties Served: Jefferson, Arkansas, Monroe, Phillips
Address: 615 S. Main St.
Pine Bluff AR 71601
Phone: 870-575-8033

Contact us today and let us know how we can help you fulfill your business ownership dreams and goals!


Counties Served: Jefferson, Arkansas, Monroe, Phillips
Address: 615 S. Main St., Pine Bluff AR 71601
Phone: 870-575-8033