Business Services Archive

Neurosurgeon Bailed on Fayettevile Job, Now Must Pay

by Mark Friedman 11/12/2018 12:00 am

Washington Regional Medical Center recently won a judgment against a neurosurgeon who received a $48,000 signing bonus but quit before his first day at the Fayetteville hospital.

Walmart to Outscource Some Financial Functions to Genpact

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2018 11:02 am

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville will transfer some of its finance and accounting employees to Genpact of New York, which will help the retailer manage some of its financial functions.

Bridge Purchasing Solutions, Metova to Create Payment Platform

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2018 10:12 am

Bridge Purchasing Solutions Inc. announced Monday that it has partnered with Metova to build and develop a first-of-its-kind digital payment platform for employers, nonprofits and health care payers.

ConversionPoint to Buy Inuvo in $75M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2018 12:44 pm

Privately held ConversionPoint Technologies Inc. of Newport Beach, California, has agreed to buy publicly traded Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $75 million.

Arkansas Exporters Applaud USMCA, Trump's 'New NAFTA'

by Kyle Massey 11/5/2018 12:00 am

The letters USMCA may not say much to most Arkansans, but to state leaders in international trade, they spell relief.

The Full Monte: Suits Cite Spiral of Abuse

by Mark Friedman 11/5/2018 12:00 am

Monte Johnston was a successful Springdale businessman with several lucrative companies, a wife and four daughters, a big house and write-ups in local publications. But in 2015, his life started falling apart, personally and professionally.

Clinton School Students, Women's Foundation Create Gender Equity Scorecard

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/31/2018 11:02 am

Four Clinton School of Public Service students, in partnership with the Women's Foundation of Arkansas, have created a "gender equity scorecard" — an internal assessment they hope Arkansas businesses will use to evaluate the state of gender equity in the workplace.

Zebra Technologies to Hire 100 Over Next 2 Years

by Lance Turner 10/30/2018 02:30 pm

Zebra Technologies of Lincolnshire, Illinois, marks the grand opening of its expanded facility in Bentonville.

Landing Camp Pike: War Brought Unusual Opportunity

by George Waldon 10/29/2018 12:00 am

America's entry into the First World War set the stage for a historic economic development opportunity that business leaders in Little Rock seized back in the spring of 1917.

Naming the Baby (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Finding the perfect name, one that makes just the right impression for a small bank intending to be larger, may be harder to come by than naming your own kid.

More Money, More Problems (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Taxpayers should have some confidence that contracts are being awarded fairly and legally, and that any additional costs are truly necessary and not predatory.

Arkansas Personal Consumption Spending Up 2.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Personal consumption expenditures in the United States rose 4.3 percent in 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

NWA Veterinarians Find Freedom Hitched to Corporate Chains

by Marty Cook 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Animal practitioners in northwest Arkansas are typifying the trend of national groups ramp up their acquisitions of local clinics.

Matt Troup Says There's More Than Conway to Grow

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Matt Troup, the CEO of Conway Regional Health System, talks about competing in a growing region and what keeps him up at night.

A Practical Way to Build Culture (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Organizational culture is often fuzzy. It is too easy to create a lofty, aspirational set of principles that read well but lose their power when it comes to practical day-to-day operations. That fuzziness is evident in the way most leaders even define culture.

Marketing Is Not This (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 10/29/2018 12:00 am

In order to meet new expectations, I'm finding that marketing leaders are necessarily shedding old assumptions and identities. As a former chief marketing officer and now adviser, I have dealt with this metamorphosis firsthand.

USA Trucks Reports Another Positive Quarter

by Marty Cook 10/26/2018 08:23 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reported 2018 third quarter income of $3.3 million on Thursday.

Giving Back Improves Your Business and Your Community (Heather Larkin Commentary)

by Heather Larkin 10/25/2018 10:35 am

Corporate charitable giving is one way businesses help improve their communities. But companies may not be aware of the substantial benefits corporate giving brings to the business itself.

FIS CEO Talks About the Next 50 Years

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/23/2018 11:17 am

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida, celebrated its 50-year anniversary this month. But CEO Gary Norcross has an eye to the future and the daunting task of continuing the company's success for another 50 years.

Richard Hayes Named President at Wilkerson of Stuttgart

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2018 10:42 am

Independent jewelry liquidator Wilkerson of Stuttgart said Tuesday that Richard Hayes has been promoted to president, succeeding company founder Bobby Wilkerson.