Business Services Archive

NWA E-Commerce Firm Launches SKU Ninja Software

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 02:38 pm

E-commerce firm WhyteSpyder announced Monday the launch of its SKU Ninja software designed to help retailers and suppliers manage, monitor and publish content to improve and scale e-commerce sales.

Arkansas District Export Council Adds 15 Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 02:17 pm

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross recently appointed 15 new members to the Arkansas District Export Council.

Your Virtual Staff Is Clocking In (Stephen Carlisle Expert Advice)

by Stephen Carlisle 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Businesses across the country have become increasingly flexible with regard to remote workers — those people who work from an off-site location on a project basis and aren't part of the company's full-time staff. It's an attractive model for employers and workers alike, and presents unique opportunities and challenges to both parties.

Cooler Heads (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Where NAFTA can be improved, it should be improved, but scrapping the pact in its entirety would create real economic pain in Arkansas.

New Jersey Company Cleans Up in Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 1/29/2018 12:00 am

A New Jersey finance company has invested in northwest Arkansas property again, this time buying two Fayetteville car washes.

Central Arkansas Stores Move Outward

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Retailing has followed the shift of central Arkansas' population from urban centers to suburban areas and outlying counties, notes Metroplan, the regional planning agency.

Planned Shoppes At Chenal Retail Center Gets Land in WLR

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

A retail site and a mini-storage project in west Little Rock, multifamily property in Lonoke County, a Little Rock manor and adjoining pet-care projects in Sherwood form this week's group of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2018 12:00 am

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors' money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out.

Country Clubs Look Beyond Golf to Woo Millennials

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Country clubs are turning to targeted marketing, adding junior golf programs and fitness centers, abandoning one-size-fits-all memberships and reinvesting in their facilities.

Bentonville Case Reflects Wave of Suits By White Men

by Mark Friedman 1/29/2018 12:00 am

A Benton County man who claimed he lost his job because he was male and not Jewish recently lost his case in federal appeals court, but his allegations reflect a growing trend of white men suing employers for discrimination.

Arkansas' December Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2018 09:47 am

Arkansas' December unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.

Former UA Star, NFL Player Joins Sage Partners

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 09:47 am

Zach Hocker, a former University of Arkansas and NFL player, has joined Sage Partners as an associate of its brokerage division.

Central Arkansas Taco Bell Deals Ring Up Combined $3.8M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Fast-food outlets in Bryant and Conway, land on the western edge of Little Rock, foreclosed property in Lonoke County, an office-warehouse in North Little Rock and upscale residential lots in west Little Rock provide this week's grouping of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Gender Diversity on Company Boards Accelerates in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Since November 2014, the last time Arkansas Business measured the estrogen fueling the state's publicly traded companies, the number of women directors has grown by more than 40 percent, and the number of all-male boards has been cut in half.

Must Be Present to Win (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2018 12:00 am

There's a lot of truth in the observation that women tend to set higher standards for themselves — and it's a darn good thing, because they will be held to higher standards.

It's About Power (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Setting clear boundaries and educating the workforce about those boundaries can help employers avoid costly legal claims.

Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

by Kyle Massey 1/22/2018 12:00 am

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.

Women-Owned Businesses: Arkansas Ranks 23rd in Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas had an estimated 80,400 women-owned businesses in 2017, employing 55,700 workers and generating sales of about $9.5 billion.

Sexual Harassment: Workplaces Must Enforce Boundaries

by Jan Cottingham 1/22/2018 12:00 am

The establishment of boundaries, education and clear policies regarding behavior in the workplace, according to lawyers and human resources experts, are key for employers.

Brock Joins McIlroy Keen Goodman; HoganTaylor Promotes Pair to Partner (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

John Brock has joined McIlroy Keen Goodman in Little Rock as a staff accountant. Ginger Meister and Cale W. Turner have been made partners of the HoganTaylor public accounting firm.