Business Services Archive

Southwest Power Pool Absorbs Western Integrated System

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 04:09 pm

Southwest Power Pool officially has absorbed an integrated transmission system that covers several midwestern and western U.S. states, the regional transmission organization said.

DRA Launches Workshops to Help Delta Leaders Deal with Disasters

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 09:08 am

The Delta Regional Authority is launching a series of training sessions to help elected officials and economic developers in the region be prepared for natural and economic disasters.

Startup Junkie to Host Second InnovateHER Contest

by Mark Carter 9/30/2015 02:06 pm

InnovateHER is a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration that focuses on developing innovative ideas that could affect and empower the lives of women and families. The program was launched earlier this year.

Forbes List of Richest People for 2015 Includes 10 with Arkansas Ties

by Mark Carter 9/30/2015 09:53 am

The list once again is led by Microsoft's Bill Gates. Wal-Mart heir Jim Walton leads a group of Arkansans and those with close ties to the state included on the list.

Little Rock Recognized for Low Startup Costs

by Mark Carter 9/28/2015 04:07 pm

A recent survey by of the nation's largest 81 cities confirms the efforts of Little Rock leaders to encourage startup growth. Its ranking of U.S. cities with the lowest startup costs includes Little Rock at No. 7.

Legal Fallout Facing John Rogers Mounts

by George Waldon 9/28/2015 12:00 am

A new lawsuit, an expanded fraud complaint, a default judgment and a contempt hearing have added to the legal tapestry woven around North Little Rock businessman John Rogers.

Public Pension Funds Branch Out Globally

by Jan Cottingham 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Public employee pension funds, including those in Arkansas, increasingly have moved into “alternative investments” as a way to spread risk and boost returns.

Are You My Fiduciary?

by Gwen Moritz 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Andy Terry is a professor of finance in the School of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He's also a chartered financial analyst and a registered investment adviser, and a friend's infuriating experience has prompted him to expand that part of his professional life.

From the Cheap Seats (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/28/2015 12:00 am

AFCU was originally included in the group of banks that bid to lend money to the Little Rock Tech Park. The Arkansas Bankers Association talked the banks into tossing AFCU out of the club — but not until after the bid deadline had passed, so AFCU couldn't make its own competing bid.

Don't Forget Power of Attorney (Kayleigh C. Dulaney Expert Advice)

by Kayleigh C. Dulaney 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Two legal documents addressing these practical needs in a retirement plan are a power of attorney and a health care power of attorney. Although often overlooked by those planning for retirement, these documents can be vital in carrying out fundamental tasks in your retirement.

Census Says U.S Median Income Stagnates

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Real median household income in the United States in 2014 showed no statistically significant change from 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau announced last week.

Phyzit Growth Relieving Docs' TCM Headaches

by Mark Carter 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Many doctors consider the reimbursement process for transitional care management to be a headache, and Little Rock tech startup Phyzit has prescribed what looks like a cure. Doctors across the country are signing up for some of that relief.

Investment Adviser Liz Adams on Prioritizing Your Retirement Goals

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Earlier this year, Liz Adams partnered with another Raymond James adviser, Chris Baugh, to form Baugh Adams Financial Services under the Raymond James umbrella.

'Made By Few' Conference Returns Oct. 1-3

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2015 11:08 am

Made by Few, the conference for "makers of the web" that attracts speakers, developers, designers and entrepreneurs from across the country, returns for its fourth run Oct. 1-3 in downtown Little Rock's River Market District.

Fayetteville Firm Gets Federal Grant for Pathogen Detection

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 09:41 am

BioDetection Instruments of Fayetteville has been awarded a $150,000 federal grant to support the development of an automated system for the rapid and sensitive screening of foodborne pathogens.

Fed Report Shows Jonesboro Employment Growth Outpacing Others

by Alexis Hosticka 9/23/2015 10:02 am

Employment growth in Jonesboro has exceeded the nation's growth for the ninth consecutive quarter, according to an August survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

State Group to Promote Military Bases for Economic Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 03:35 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday announced the formation of the Governor's Military Affairs Committee, which is charged with supporting and promoting the state's military installations for use in economic development projects.

After Auction, George Dunklin Plowing New Ground

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 12:00 am

With the proceeds from a February land auction, George Dunklin Jr. has invested in commercial real estate across Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.