Southern Financial Partners, a nonprofit affiliate of Southern Bancorp, recently contributed $10,000 to Henderson State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to provide FastTrac Training to entrepreneurs in 2007. This is the second contribution received as part of a three-year commitment.

FastTrac Growth Venture is a series of 10, three-hour seminars designed to provide strategic planning for existing business owners to maximize the growth potential of their businesses. The 10-week training will be held in Arkadelphia and Hot Springs.

The Henderson State University SBDC 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 Henderson’s School of Business .

The Arkansas SBDC is the state’s premier business assistance program and is the largest small business assistance program in the United States.

The program provides training, consulting, and research services to existing and potential business owners.

Henderson’s SBDC operates as a regional office of the ASBDC.