UofA Hope-Texarkana to Host “Small Town Business, World Market” Lunch and Learn


The University of Arkansas at Hope Continuing Education Department will host a Lunch and Learn session on Wednesday, March 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Hempstead Hall.  The session entitled “Small Town Business, World Market” will be presented by Alan Martin of Martin’s Department Store in Hope, Arkansas.  The cost for the event is $25, and lunch will be provided.


Are you a small town business struggling to kick off your E-commerce business? Are internet sales killing you and you just do not know where to begin to regain that business? Are you looking to grow your business through E-commerce? Alan Martin of Martin’s in Hope, AR, will be sharing the history of the Martin’s business, the ups and downs they have had along the way, and how they have overcome obstacles to grow a storefront and e-commerce business. He will discuss how to plan, where to invest, where to save, and how to position for online sales and campaigns.


Anna Powell, Community Education Coordinator, said, “When I spoke with Alan about possibly speaking at this lunch and learn he was hesitant. He said, ‘I should reiterate that I’m not exactly someone who is on a speakers circuit.’ That statement was a breath of fresh air to me.”


Join us to hear from a local business owner that we all know, from a place we all shop as we attempt to regain business and build our community through E-commerce.


For more information or to register, call Anna Powell, Community Education Coordinator, at 870-722-8102 or email anna.powell@uacch.edu.

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