Business Services Archive

CrossMar Plans New Building in Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

CrossMar plans to build another office building on East Central Avenue adjacent to an existing office.

A-State College of Business Dean Shane Hunt on Staying Linked in Supply Chain

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Shane Hunt, who was an associate professor of marketing at A-State, was named dean of the College of Business on April 3, 2014.

Education & Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/11/2015 12:00 am

As regular readers know, Arkansas Business typically takes a closer look at one industry or topic each week, and this week that “spotlight” topic is education. More specifically, it is “Education & Business,” and readers also know that the two are inseparable. Sometimes stories about education and business seem inseparable as well.

The Business Value of Listening (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 5/11/2015 12:00 am

There are reams of articles on listening, with approaches that vary widely. Most of what is required to listen, however, is to pay attention, remove distractions and remain fully present for the work in front of us.

J.B. Hunt Files Noncompete Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 5/11/2015 12:00 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. recently filed two lawsuits against former employees who allegedly violated their noncompete agreement by going to work for other trucking companies.

Enrollment Continues Post-Recession Slump at Top Universities, Colleges

by Gwen Moritz 5/11/2015 12:00 am

College enrollment in Arkansas topped out in the 2011-12 academic year, the second year of lottery scholarships when the state's unemployment rate was near its post-recession peak.

Riggs Tractor an Example of Teaching Students Their Options

by Jan Cottingham 5/11/2015 12:00 am

J.A. Riggs Tractor Co. sells heavy construction equipment, things like motor graders and earth movers. But technicians are the biggest segment of its 400-employee workforce, people “working on fairly sophisticated equipment,” said John Riggs, company president.

Professional Degrees Edge Doctoral in Earnings, Unemployment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

The education categories in the graphic reflect only the highest level of education attained. They don't take into account completion of training programs in the form of apprenticeships and other on-the-job training, which may also influence earnings and unemployment rates.

Arkansas Worker Education Ready for Makeover

by Jan Cottingham 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Over a year after state Sen. Jane English began her crusade to reform workforce education in Arkansas, Charisse Childers is poised to carry out what English thinks is the centerpiece of that reformation: Act 892 of 2015, signed into law last month.

Computer Courses Measure Puts Arkansas at Forefront of Expanding Coding Opportunities

by Sean Beherec 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson drew the attention of educators and the tech industry when he ushered a bill through the Legislature requiring all high schools in the state to offer a computer science course.

Employers Turning to Two-Year Community Colleges for Workforce Training Needs

by Marty Cook 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Workforce development has become a popular issue as industry leaders have said they have a hard time finding enough quality workers to fill their needs. It's a renewed focus of groups like the Northwest Arkansas Council, which recently announced a three-year plan to strengthen the area's workforce development and the ties between employers and schools.

XCelerate Capital Invests $250K in Real Agent Guard

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2015 10:09 am

Real Agent Guard developed a mobile-enabled personal security system for real estate agents. It was created by founders Justin Horner and Tim Brasuell in the aftermath of the murder last year of a central Arkansas agent.

Fort Smith Keeps Top Spot in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2015 08:45 am

Fort Smith retained the top spot in the latest Arkansas Tech Business Index, released Wednesday. It has led the index in 10 of the 14 months Tech has produced the ATBI.

Venture Center's Pre-Flight Program Graduates Second Class

by Mark Carter 5/5/2015 10:53 am

The Venture Center's latest Pre-Flight class includes three startups that identified specific problems in their respective markets and proposed solutions.

Get Tickets Now to Arkansas Business Power Breakfast on Women Business Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 10:48 am

Tickets are available to the next Arkansas Business Power Breakfast, which features experts who will share strategies on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women in the workplace to be leaders.

Former Windstream Sales Rep Sues for Owed Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

A former sales representative who helped a Windstream Holdings Corp. subsidiary secure a $12 million contract is now suing for hundreds of thousands of dollars in commission.

Nathan Rutledge Promoted at Crews & Associates

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

Nathan Rutledge has worked in the public finance department at Crews & Associates of Little Rock since 2009 in roles that have included in-house attorney, investment banker, financial analyst and business development officer.

Sue Owens on the Educational Impact of Economics Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

After more than 20 years in banking, Sue Owens became executive director of Economics Arkansas — then known as the Arkansas Council on Economic Education — in 2004.

The Underbanked (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/4/2015 12:00 am

There are an awful lot of Arkansans who are “unbanked” and “underbanked,” and there's FDIC data about that too. A report released in October found that, as of 2013, 12.3 percent of our state's residents had no relationship with a bank at all, and another 25.7 percent had bank accounts but also relied on alternative — often very expensive — financial services. That's 38 percent of our state, much higher than national averages (7.7 percent unbanked and 20 percent underbanked).

Partners Work To Revive Back Yard Burgers Brand

by Jan Cottingham 5/4/2015 12:00 am

Josh Powell and his father, Gifford, are working to revive a brand once popular in central Arkansas: Back Yard Burgers.