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APAC offers free, valuable service for small business owners to prepare for the federal fiscal yearend

By Jessica Wesson
U of A System Division of Agriculture
June 8, 2018 

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LITTLE ROCK — According to the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, small business need to prepare the federal fiscal yearend. 

Debra Garcia, an APAC procurement counselor, will guide participants through the free introductory course, “Selling to the Government,” on June 19 at the Cooperative Extension Service headquarters in Little Rock from 2:00-3:30 pm. 

The course will provide information about bidding on government contracts. Some of the topics to be included are:

  • DUNS number
  • NAICS codes
  • System for Award Management registration
  • Searching opportunities for government contracts 

Garcia said the course will be beneficial for small business owners. 

“This is a great opportunity for local small businesses to learn the beginning steps of government contracting,” she said. 

The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center is a program that assists Arkansas small business owners in obtaining government contracts. All of the services are free, and there are a variety of benefits to small business owners. APAC offers one-on-one counseling, assistance with government certifications and registrations, solicitation analysis, and much more. APAC strives to better the overall economic impact within the state of Arkansas by providing valuable services at no cost for the small business owners.

Information and registration can be found at: 

For help registering or questions please call or email APAC:


About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system. 

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses. 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126