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SBA Disaster Assistance

If you were affected by the tornadoes that hit Poinsett County in December you may be eligible for assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Assistance is available for businesses of all sizes, non-profits and homeowners.

U.S. Small Business Administration’s Arkansas Resource Partners Offer the Following Services to Help Businesses Recover from the Effects of Severe Storms and Tornadoes

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Centers (ASBTDCs)
ASBTDCs are providing the following services to help small businesses impacted by the disaster (no charge for any services):
• Counseling for financial, accounting, marketing and other post-disaster challenges
• Management and technical assistance
• Business planning to help business owners re-establish their operations and plan for their future
• Help in reconstructing damaged or destroyed business records
• Assistance with updating or rewriting business plans
• Assistance with accessing government contracts and procurement related to the disaster
Contact an ASBTDC below or visit America’s nationwide network of SBDCs website at

Arkansas State University
Jonesboro ASBTDC
Delta Center for Economic Development
319 University Loop West
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 972-3517

Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOCs)
Through a cooperative agreement, SBA has 22 organizations participating as Veterans Business Outreach Centers
designed to provide entrepreneurial development, business training, counseling, and mentoring for eligible veterans
who own or are starting a small business.
Contact the Veterans Business Outreach Center below or visit their website.

University of Texas Arlington
College of Business Administration
701 South West St., Room 635
Arlington, TX 76019
(817) 272-6789

SCORE - Helping America’s Small Businesses
SCORE has experts in virtually every area of business management to mentor small businesses. Mentors are
available to help small businesses with their disaster recovery (no charge for individual and team counseling).
Services include:
• Free online disaster preparedness/recovery resources for small business at
• Matching volunteer business-management mentors with clients in need of expert advice
• In-depth counseling and training with small business owners and managers
• Help to identify business problems, determine the causes and find solutions
• Maintaining a confidential and personal relationship
Contact the SCORE Chapter below or visit the SCORE website at

Little Rock SCORE
2101 Riverfront Drive, Suite 250
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
(501) 324-7379

Women’s Business Centers (WBCs)
WBCs provide technical training and counseling to women and others who are currently in business or
thinking about starting a business. Assistance is targeted to meet specific needs whether a beginner or
seasoned entrepreneur.
Contact the WBC below or visit the Association of Women’s Business Centers website at

Arkansas Women’s Business Center
Winrock International
305 West Cedar St.
El Dorado, AR 71730
(501) 280-3088

If you are interested in more information, contact the Poinsett County Judge's office at 870-578-0601.