Business Services Archive

Business and Efficient Government (Greg Kaza Commentary)

by Greg Kaza 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Private businesses routinely rely on consultants for their expertise, so why shouldn't the state of Arkansas if it saves tax dollars?

Blueprint For 2018? Architecture Firms See Busy Year

by Mark Friedman 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Spending on construction projects across the country could rise by 4 percent this year over 2017, which is welcome news for Arkansas architects and engineers.

Ford, Herman Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2018 08:54 am

Danny Ford of Glen Sain Motor Sales Inc. of Paragould and Todd Herman of the Arkansas Arts Center of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at the 30th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Windstream Reports Billion-Dollar Losses for 4Q, Fiscal Year

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/22/2018 10:29 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock reports net losses in its fourth quarter and fiscal year.

Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession.

Prince Street Storage Center Sold for $2.8 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

A Conway mini-storage project and a warehouse in southwest Little Rock form this week's duo of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Tone at The Top (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/19/2018 12:00 am

I am cynical enough to believe Rob Porter was kept on the White House staff after the FBI concluded that he couldn't get clearance because the Trump administration takes neither spousal abuse nor security seriously.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

by David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

Ben Goodwin of Our House on Where Nonprofits, Businesses Can Meet

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Our House Director Ben Goodwin reveals how a deeply personal experience affirmed his commitment to serving the homeless.

After Fiscal Chaos, Arkansas Baptist Reverses 2016 Hire

by George Waldon 2/19/2018 12:00 am

During the 15 months Joseph Jones served as the 14th president of Little Rock's Arkansas Baptist College, operational conditions deteriorated from copacetic to crisis mode.

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Copper Run Acreage Assembled for $2.6M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Layman Lane LLC, led by Graham Smith and Russell James, bought the more than 85 acres at 10601 Layman Road from Glenda C. Pehrson Family Ltd.

Leslie Rutledge Names Nicole Waugh as AG Communications Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Nicole Waugh was named communications director for the office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge in Little Rock.

Keller Williams Commercial Taps Johnny Mitchum for National Council Seat (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Johnny Mitchum of Keller Williams Realty of Little Rock has been appointed to the national Commercial Leadership Council by Keller Williams Commercial.

Tom Garrison, Who Led American Freightways, Dies at 57

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2018 01:51 pm

Thomas R. "Tom" Garrison, the former president and CEO of American Freightways Inc. of Harrison before its sale in 2001 to FedEx Corp., died Sunday. He was 57.

Fort Smith Brokers Spring Chicken Suit on Popeyes Owners

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2018 12:00 am

A Fort Smith real estate company is suing the former and current owners of a Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen restaurant in Fayetteville.

Tax Changes: The Good, Bad and Quirky

by Kyle Massey 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business asked a panel of tax experts for insights on the new code, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump in late December. After hitting the highlights, they delved into provisions that surprised them.

Biggest Deals of 2017: Arkansas Transactions Soar 50 Percent, Reach $14.7B

by Jan Cottingham 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Tax reform expected to increase pace, size of acquisitions in 2018.

Invest in Your Culture; It's Reflected in the Bottom Line (Karen Armstrong Expert Advice)

by Karen Armstrong 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Today's workforce, especially among millennials, rates companies that are desirable to work for based on their culture. From a recruitment and retention standpoint, culture is critical, but how do the characteristics of that environment translate to profitability?

Tax Rates Ranked No. 1 U.S. Obstacle by World Economic Forum

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2018 12:00 am

The United States stands at No. 2 in overall business competitiveness out of 137 countries ranked, just behind Switzerland, according to the World Economic Forum's “Global Competitiveness Report 2017/2018.”