Business Services Archive

Realtors: January Home Sales Up More Than 8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2014 09:14 am

The number of homes sold in January was up more than 8 percent over the previous year, the group said, while the average price of those homes rose by more than 1 percent.

Arkansas Business Seeking 40 Under 40 Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2014 08:15 am

The 2014 class of 40 Under 40 honorees will be profiled in the June 23 issue of Arkansas Business. Included in this issue will be a listing of their accomplishments within their businesses, organizations and/or community.

Memco, M&M Poultry Break Ground on Springdale Warehouse, Distribution Center

by Lee Hogan 3/12/2014 09:01 am

Memco and M&M Poultry Equipment officials broke ground Tuesday on a warehouse and distribution center in the Springdale Industrial Park.

Securities Department Goes After Firm That Did Business With Martha Shoffner's Office

by Gwen Moritz 3/11/2014 09:06 am

Robert Keenan, CEO of St. Bernard Financial Services, says the state Securities Department is retaliating for an ethics complaint he filed against Heath Abshure, although he was given notice of the department's plans before he filed the complaint.

UAMS BioVentures to Host Commercialization Workshops

by Mark Carter 3/10/2014 03:52 pm

Two commercialization strategy workshops for entrepreneurs and university researchers have been scheduled for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in April.

Report: Queen Wilhelmina Delays Cost $11.5M

by Lance Turner 3/10/2014 01:50 pm

The Polk County Pulse has an update on the ongoing Queen Wilhelmina renovation saga, which Arkansas Business began noting back in September.

Watch The '60 Minutes' Report on Data Brokers Here

by Lance Turner 3/10/2014 11:22 am

CBS News' "60 Minutes" aired a report Sunday on the data brokers that are mining the Internet for your personal information.

CJRW Takes On Changes in Marketing Industry

by Luke Jones 3/10/2014 12:00 am

CJRW has been roiled by staff defections recently, departures that have left the state's largest ad agency increasingly dependent on its big clients, the biggest being the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism worth $8.4 million this year.

Minimum Wage Proposals Spark Disagreement

by Mark Friedman 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Whether raising the minimum wage — a burning issue in the tourism and hospitality industries — will actually help all the people it's aimed at is a question of deep disagreement, even among experts. There does appear to be, however, consensus on the minimum conditions necessary to have a sustainable economy.

Acumen's Goal: To Own the Southern Lifestyle Marketplace

by Marty Cook 3/10/2014 12:00 am

In December, Acumen Brands of Fayetteville announced objectives for 2014 that one company executive called “insane.” The leadership wanted five new programs to keep the company vibrant and growing, among those programs “flash sales” and “Marketplace.”

Accountability Sans Jerkiness (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 3/10/2014 12:00 am

A CEO can delegate just about everything except culture. And every company will have a culture, whether it just happens or is implemented purposefully and continually by leadership in every decision and hire.

Tanglewood Apartments Gets New Landlord in $3.27 Million Buy

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Seven-digit deals in central Arkansas include the purchase of Tanglewood Apartments in Little Rock, 800 acres of farmland in east Pulaski County and the home of the new Soul of the South network.

Mid-South Sales Buys Hightower Oil Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2014 11:30 am

Mid-South Sales of Jonesboro has purchased the fuel, lube and fuel services business of Hightower Oil Company of Plumerville, the companies announced this week.

Mountain Valley Spring Water Acquired by Great Range Capital

by Mark Carter 3/4/2014 04:12 pm

Mountain Valley Spring Water of Hot Springs has been acquired for an undisclosed price by an investment group led by Great Range Capital of Kansas City, the company announced Tuesday.

Stampede Transportation of Little Rock to Merge With AET of Dallas

by Mark Carter 3/3/2014 08:40 am

Stampede managing partner Jeff Johnson said the Stampede team will remain in place and continue to manage company operations.

NWA Entrepreneur Swings for 'Grand Slam' in Professional Development

by Mark Carter 3/3/2014 12:01 am

Adam Arroyos and GPA launched the online tool Serve2Perform.com, where users can network and connect to skills training and other learning-development opportunities.

Adam Arroyos' 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 3/3/2014 12:01 am

Adam Arroyos of Innovate Arkansas client firm Grandslam Performance Associates shares his five tips for startup success.

UALR Lab Translates Big Data Into Dollars

by Jan Cottingham 3/3/2014 12:00 am

Humans are digitizing every aspect of life, translating every thought, every endeavor into something that can be read on a computer screen. This act of translation is creating infinite bits of new information — big data, to use the phrase popular in the world of technology.

Fleming at Top, SAIC Off IT Consulting List

by Luke Jones 3/3/2014 12:00 am

Fleming Network Services remains at the top on this year's list of the state's largest IT consulting companies. One major change in this year's list was the removal of Science Applications International Corp. The company was replaced by Leidos of Reston, Va., which has 200 employees in multiple locations in Arkansas. SAIC reported 192 employees in Arkansas last year.

More Workers Earning Graduate College Degrees, Earnings

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2014 12:00 am

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the number of adults who finished some graduate school rose 24 percent from 2008 to 2013, increasing from 29 million to 36 million.