Business Services Archive

Walton College of Business Scholarship Reaches Out to ‘Underrepresented'

by Jan Cottingham 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Among the items on his to-do list as dean, Matt Waller said, is ensuring the success of the Fleischer Scholars Program, a scholarship program that seeks to draw students from “underrepresented” parts of Arkansas to the Walton College of Business.

Arkansas Trucking Firms Work To Diversify Industry

by Marty Cook 5/16/2016 12:00 am

A quick scan of boards for trucking companies based in Arkansas reveals, as one might expect, a heavy dose of white males. Changing that, executives said, is not just a matter of political correctness but also sound business.

Suit Challenges Rule on Anti-Union Activities

by Gwen Moritz 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock was a magnet for representatives from law firms around the country last week when U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker heard arguments in the first federal lawsuit attempting to stop the Obama administration's new “persuader rule” concerning anti-union activities.

Killing Gators vs. Draining Swamp (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 5/16/2016 12:00 am

All organizations find themselves in overload occasionally, a prolonged period when there simply are not enough resources to go around. Here are a few thoughts I have picked up over the years from knowledgeable authors and talented leaders.

Tech Park Board Told FinTech Startups Will be Named Monday

by Sarah Campbell 5/12/2016 11:52 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday was told the first phase of the development, which includes work on 415 and 417 Main St., is on time and going smoothly.

Arkansas Moves Up on List of Chief Executive Magazine's Best States for Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2016 04:12 pm

Arkansas jumped 10 spots to No. 23 in Chief Executive magazine's latest Best & Worst States for Business annual survey.

Bentonville Tops February ATBI Ratings

by Sarah Campbell 5/11/2016 10:55 am

For the ninth time in the 26-month history of the Arkansas Tech Business Index, Bentonville finished a month at No. 1, but 11 of the 19 cities on the ATBI saw their ratings drop from January.

Groups Strive to Support Latino Entrepreneurs

by Marty Cook 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Jay Amargos of Startup Junkie Consulting said a lack of money is just one of many barriers for the prospective Latino entrepreneur.

In Fraud By Kevin Lewis, Blame Is On Trial

by Mark Friedman 5/9/2016 12:00 am

In a civil trial scheduled to start next Monday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. will blame regional accounting firm BKD LLC for failing to uncover the massive fraud that led to the 2010 failure of First Southern Bank of Batesville.

Despite Individual Victories, Progress Slow For Women in Arkansas Banking

by Gwen Moritz 5/9/2016 12:00 am

For women in Arkansas' banking industry, every encouraging development seems to be matched by discouraging reality.

Arkansas Trucking Association Shows Love for Veterans

by Marty Cook 5/9/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Trucking Association plans to put together a slide show of military veterans employed by its member companies, noting when and for which branch they served, to present before the keynote speech of its annual business conference May 19 at the Little Rock Marriott.

Your Startup Business Plan (Marcus Guinn Expert Advice)

by Marcus Guinn 5/9/2016 12:00 am

As entrepreneurs prepare to enter the marketplace, here are some of the important factors that financial institutions want to see in your business plan in order to “green light” your loan application.

Ron Sherman Sets Guinness World Record for TV Commercials

by Kyle Massey 5/3/2016 04:50 pm

After a year and a half of counting, documenting, and sending evidence to New York, Ron Sherman was certified Tuesday as the Guinness World Record holder for the most TV commercials produced in a career.

US Employment, Earnings Gains Rose in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. economy continued to rebound in March, as private-sector employment and average hourly earnings rose.

Gateway Town Center Tracts Top $10.4M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Undeveloped commercial land in Little Rock's Gateway Town Center project generated two seven-digit transactions.

Cara Lank Joins Ranks at Stone Bank of Mountain View (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Cara Lank has joined Stone Bank of Mountain View as vice president and credit officer.

GW Communications to Open Paragould Office, Employ 28

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/28/2016 11:14 am

GW Communications of Coppell, Texas, says it will open a new office in Paragould and employ 28.

USA Truck Renames Logistics Business As 'USAT Logistics'

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2016 09:18 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Tuesday said it has rebranded and renamed its asset-light logistics business, formerly known as Strategic Capacity Solutions, to USAT Logistics.

Cantrell Office, Midtown Property Sold in Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Two Little Rock properties, an office building and a commercial site, provide this week's dynamic duo of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Construction Booms in a Growing Northwest Arkansas Market

by Marty Cook 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The costs of building things have gone up in northwest Arkansas, developers say. It's not just that land value has risen, but construction and labor costs have also grown.