Business Services Archive

Construction Contractors Team With Pulaski Tech with Free Training Class to Fill Spots

by George Waldon 10/24/2016 12:00 am

More companies are embracing the notion that on-the-job training is good business. Under that banner, members of the central Arkansas construction community are banding together to fill employment gaps in their ranks.

Ritter Communications Invests in Onboard Training

by George Waldon 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Helping new employees fit in is considered the starting point of training, according to Leha Pemberton, director of training and development at Ritter Communications in Jonesboro.

Employment, Earnings Tied to Education Credentials

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Unsurprisingly, the more education a worker has the likelier she is to have a job and the higher her earnings are, although a professional degree — physician, lawyer — means both a lower unemployment rate and higher earnings than a doctoral degree.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.

Exorcising Business Monsters (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Rather than dwell on the demons and monsters, here's an executive coach's version of sunlight, wooden stakes and the other talismans useful to exorcise the Halloween crowd from your place of business.

$2.8 Million Transaction Visits LR's Legacy Hotel (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/24/2016 12:00 am

SHG Management LLC, led by Kishan Patel, bought the 86-room Legacy Hotel at 625 W. Capitol Ave. The seller is Southern Comfort Inns Inc., led by Amin Amarshi.

Gurdon Girding for More Bank Competition

by George Waldon 10/24/2016 12:00 am

The competitive field of banks in southern Clark County could triple in the near future. Bank of Delight (Pike County) has opened a branch in Gurdon, and Southern Bancorp Bank of Arkadelphia intends to open operations there.

Natalie Ghidotti on If There's an Overlap Between Skills and Generation Gaps

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Natalie Ghidotti is the CEO and principal of Ghidotti Communications of Little Rock, a public relations consulting firm serving clients in all industries.

Arkansas Unemployment Rises to 4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2016 09:23 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point, from 3.9 percent in August to 4 percent in September.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Names 4 Inductees

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2016 09:17 am

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas this week announced four new inductees to its Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

Farmers Bank of Magnolia Looks To Prosper with Texas Branch

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Twelve of the 103 banks chartered in Arkansas have branches in other states. One of them is Farmers Bank & Trust of Magnolia, which was doing business 50 miles away in Texarkana, Texas, even before it acquired 1st Bank early last year.

D1 Sports Property Deal Worth $3.1 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

An athletic training facility, two warehouses and a 4,788-SF home form our Little Rock quartet of multimillion-dollar transactions this week.

Inuvo Sets $100M Goal For Annual Revenue

by Sarah Campbell 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Inuvo CEO Richard Howe is explicit about the company's goal: It should be posting $25 million in revenue per quarter by the fourth quarter of next year. In other words, by 2018, it should be a $100 million company.

Arvest Introduces Asa Cottrell as SVP, Sales Manager for Central Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Most recently, Cottrell served as a senior vice president and manager of Arvest Wealth Management for the bank's Little Rock and Fort Smith markets.

Arkansas Cooperatives Apply Rural Electrification Model to Internet Access

by Sarah Campbell 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Ouachita Electric in Camden, North Arkansas Electric in Salem (Fulton County) and Ozarks Electric in Fayetteville plan to deliver internet via fiber optic cable to their members in the next few months.

Private Solar's Future in Arkansas Hinges on PSC Review

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Decisions by the Arkansas Public Service Commission could promote solar generation at homes and businesses or even cripple it, advocates say, but the most critical rulings may not come for more than a year.

What's New at Team SI? Everything, Every Day

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock technology and data marketing firm Team SI, recently named Arkansas' fastest-growing company in 2015 and 2016 by Inc. magazine, has been on a hiring spree.

Maumelle Townhomes Attract $8.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/17/2016 12:00 am

EIIC LLC, led by Jean Eiler, purchased 61 townhomes in The Villas at Audubon near the northwest corner of Audubon and Club Manor drives.

Allow Counties to Innovate (Barry Hyde Commentary)

by Barry Hyde 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Pulaski County is taking three approaches to promote innovative energy conservation and aid the development of markets for energy and water conservation and renewable resource-distributed generation for our citizens.