Business Services Archive

Will Jet.com Boost Wal-Mart's E-commerce?

by Mark Friedman 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Retail watchers have mixed feelings about whether Wal-Mart Stores' $3.3 billion purchase of Jet.com of Hoboken, New Jersey, will be the spark the Bentonville retailer needs to boost its online sales.

Towne Oaks Duo Draws $10 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/19/2016 12:00 am

An affiliate of the AndMark real estate investment firm of Los Angeles bought the 152-unit Towne Oaks Apartments at 9300 Treasure Hill Road and the 64-unit Towne Oaks Village Apartments at 9600 Southedge Drive.

Elise Mitchell on PR Success and the Art of Motorcycle Mastery

by Kyle Massey 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Elise Mitchell says entrepreneurship is a little like parenting. If you wait till you're old and wise, you've probably missed your chance.

Thanks A Million, Wells Fargo (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

It is undeniably the smaller banks — the ones that don't have 1.5 million real customers, much less that many phony accounts — who have paid and are paying and will continue to pay the most for the bad acts of the banks that are too big to fail.

Rodney Baker To Lead Producers & Owners Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Rodney Baker has been hired as executive director of the Arkansas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association in Little Rock.

Keller's Convention Center in Jonesboro to Double in Size

by Associated Press 9/16/2016 12:24 pm

Developers have decided to nearly double the size of a convention center to be constructed in Jonesboro.

New Owners Plan Renovations to Fayetteville's EJ Ball Building

by Alexis Hosticka 9/16/2016 10:04 am

Specialized Real Estate Group of Fayetteville and Moses Tucker Real Estate of Little Rock has purchased the E.J. Ball Building in Fayetteville and plans renovations.

Ensono Acquires UK-Based Attenda

by Sarah Campbell 9/13/2016 09:32 am

Ensono of Chicago, an Acxiom Corp. spinoff that has about 25 percent of its workforce stationed in Conway, announces its acquisition of Attenda, a managed services and cloud services company based in the United Kingdom.

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come.

TEDx Coming Back to Little Rock (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 9/12/2016 12:00 am

You may not agree with what you hear at a TEDx conference, but you will learn something new. You may not get the full picture — since speakers are given 18 minutes — but you will be escorted into territory occupied by that speaker that is likely to be new, controversial and challenging.

At 10, Windstream Focuses On Midmarket Future

by Sarah Campbell 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Windstream Holdings Inc., the publicly traded spinoff of Little Rock's Alltel Corp., recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, saying its first decade has sharpened its focus on midmarket business customers, although it also has residential, small business and wholesale customers.

Sells Agency Lands 2 Local Developments, Indiana Bank

by Kyle Massey 9/9/2016 10:47 am

Three new clients have hired the Sells Agency of Little Rock to lead their research and marketing efforts, including two local residential developments and an Indiana bank that is one of the oldest national banks in the United States.

State Systems Acquires Conway Operations of Dunk Fire and Security

by Alexis Hosticka 9/8/2016 11:06 am

State Systems Inc. of Memphis has acquired Dunk Fire and Security's Conway operations.

SPONSORED: Small Business Loans: What Do Banks Want To See?

by 9/8/2016 12:00 am

Basic steps can help entrepreneurs win over lenders.

Applications For 2017 FinTech Accelerator Now Open

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2016 12:22 pm

Startups can now apply through Oct. 31 to participate in the Venture Center's 2017 FinTech Accelerator, which has been extended until 2018 to the tune of $2 million.

Arkansas Colleges See New Funding Formula

by Marty Cook 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Maria Markham, the director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, said the metrics for the state's new funding formula for colleges and universities should be finalized later this month.

Central Arkansas Office Space Vacancy Rate Slips Slightly

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for office space in central Arkansas eased downward from the first quarter by 0.1 percentage point, falling to 7.1 percent.

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25.

Pair Promoted to Principals at Black Corley Owens & Hughes (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Ken King and Ryan Ripley have been promoted to principals in the Benton architectural firm of Black Corley Owens & Hughes.

ABF Logistics to Buy Logistics & Distribution Services in $25M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2016 02:07 pm

ABF Logistics, a subsidiary of publicly traded ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith, said Friday that it will acquire Logistics & Distribution Services LLC of Sparks, Nevada, in a deal worth $25 million.