Feb. 10: Blake Norman of the ASBTDC and Corey Boelkens of RaftUp

Blake Norman joined the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) Lead Center as a business consultant in 2015. He advises potential and current small business owners on a variety of topics, including business startup, the business planning process, and customer retention.

Norman received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a Master of Business Administration from Harding University. He is also a certified Kauffman FastTrac New Venture facilitator.

Prior to coming to the ASBTDC, Norman started his own small business from the ground up. His experience owning and operating a startup gives him a unique perspective on small business development.

Those looking to start a new business or improve upon the business they already own should listen in or call in with questions on Friday at 2 pm. 501.433.0088 or email questions@upyourbusiness.org

Blake Norman also brought along Corey Boelkens, RaftUp developer