Business Services Archive

Business Equipment: Leases vs. Loans (Marcus Guinn Expert Advice)

by Marcus Guinn 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Small-business owners often bring their consumer mindset to running their businesses, particularly in the early years of owning. In many regards this mindset is helpful, but it can also hinder progress when it comes to the idea of leasing.

Survey: Arkansas Consumers Planning Large Purchases

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/22/2016 09:00 am

Arkansas consumers made large household purchases in the past six months and expect to make more, according to the third installment of the fall 2016 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey.

Jason Rapert Named CEO of ULockIt Security Devices

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 05:00 pm

ULockIt Security Devices of Conway announced Monday the appointment of Jason Rapert as its CEO. The company said it's also looking at expanding sales nationwide.

InVeritas Hires State Commissioner of Revenues

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 01:24 pm

InVeritas of Little Rock announced Monday that State Commissioner of Revenues Tim Leathers would join them as vice president of consulting on Jan. 1.

Industrial Space Attracts $5.6 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/21/2016 12:00 am

A company led by Rick Ferguson sells a 223,880-SF industrial project adjacent to the Goodwill facility on Scott Hamilton Drive in Little Rock to a group of four investment companies.

Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 4 Percent in October

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2016 09:08 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains unchanged at 4 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

3 Businesses Set for Renovated Space on Main Street North Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2016 08:57 am

Renovations to four buildings on the 700 block of Main Street in downtown North Little Rock are nearing completion with three businesses set to move in.

Inmar Inc. to Acquire Collective Bias of Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2016 10:53 am

Inmar Inc. of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, announced Thursday that it will acquire Collective Bias of Rogers, a leader in shopper-focused influencer marketing.

President-elect Not Affecting Economic Outlook

by Alexis Crowe 11/16/2016 11:21 am

Economists are not expecting a new president to have significant effects on the local or national economy and outlook, according to presentations at the Little Rock Economic Briefing on Wednesday.

Half of Cities Up on Latest Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/15/2016 03:27 pm

The July 2016 results of the Arkansas Tech Business Index show the same number of cities increased and decreased their rating during the month.

Comcast Brings 100-Gb Internet to Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 09:24 am

Comcast announces a multi-million dollar fiber optic network that spans greater Little Rock and is capable of delivering up to 100-gigabits-per-second (Gbps) internet speeds to local businesses.

Trustee: Turner Grain Transferred $100M to Related Firms

by Mark Friedman 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley transferred nearly $100 million to its related companies a year before it filed for bankruptcy protection, according to lawsuits recently filed by its Chapter 7 trustee.

Cameron Smith Considers Medical Recruitment for Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Cameron Smith, founder of the executive recruitment firm of Cameron Smith & Associates in Rogers, is considering going into medicine.

Teresa Sutterfield To Manage Mountain View Service for Stone Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Teresa Sutterfield's 37-year banking career includes positions as assistant vice president and branch manager for First Security Bank and branch manager for the Bank of Mountain View.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

Tech Park Votes on Metrocentre Plan, Promotional Video

by Sarah Campbell 11/10/2016 09:45 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board votes to approve a proposal to make dormant, rather than dissolve, the Metrocentre Improvement District, which has one outstanding bond attached to it.

Robert L. Johnson to Speak at Little Rock Chamber's 151st Meeting

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/8/2016 11:36 am

Robert L. Johnson, founder of The RLJ Companies and Black Entertainment Television (BET), will be the featured speaker at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce's 151st annual meeting on Nov. 18.

Murphy USA Income Down in Third Quarter

by Kyle Massey 11/7/2016 04:25 pm

The El Dorado-based gasoline retailer states third-quarter net income of $45.5 million, or $1.16 per diluted share, falling short of analysts' estimates.

WD&D Architects Expands Offices with Hires, Promotions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Nate Martin, Brian Self and Elisha Taldo have joined the Little Rock office of WD&D Architects, and Joshua Ruminer has joined the Fayetteville office.

Pair Promoted at Robert Half (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Stephanie Shine and Christopher Chunn have been promoted at Robert Half Finance & Accounting in Little Rock.