MONTICELLO, AR — Michael Jones, a business consultant for the Arkansas Small Business Technology and Development Center (ASBTDC) at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was recently recognized as a member of the $4 Million Club at the annual ASBTDC spring staff conference in Little Rock.
Jones was honored for assisting southeast Arkansas individuals and small businesses in acquiring over $4.9 million in small business loans and more than $200,000 in awarded contracts in 2015. Jones, whose primary responsibilities include assisting clients with small business loans and business plans, joined the UAM ASBTDC in September 2014.
A Monticello native, Jones is a 1986 graduate of Monticello High School, holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from UA-Pine Bluff, and is pursuing a master of business administration degree from Delta State University, which he hopes to complete next spring. Prior to coming to UAM, he worked as director of finance and administration for the non-profit Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation.
“I want to commend Michael for his service to our clients,” said Stephanie Harton, director of the UAM ASBTDC. “He has provided invaluable help to small businesses and individuals to help them achieve their goals.”
The UAM ASBTDC is one of seven small business centers in Arkansas. The lead center is located at UA-Little Rock with other centers at UAM, Southern Arkansas, Henderson State, UA-Fayetteville, Arkansas Tech, and Arkansas State. The centers goals are to help Arkansans start new businesses, purchase existing businesses, expand their businesses or commercialize their research or new technology. The centers assist clients with small business loans and contracts and also offer market research, training workshops and seminars.
For more information, contact the ASBTDC at (870) 460-1910.
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