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EquityNet's Judd Hollas Sees Plenty of Room in Crowdfunding
Judd Hollas

EquityNet's Judd Hollas Sees Plenty of Room in Crowdfunding

Before founding EquityNet in 2005, Judd Hollas was division manager for Beta-Rubicon Inc. of Fayetteville, a consulting firm specializing in technology assessment and business due diligence services. He has 20 years of experience as an independent technology analyst and investment manager in the private and public domains.
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With Operating Expenses Reduced, Soul of the South's Future Unclear

The fledgling television network is the subject of at least two lawsuits in federal court and has been notified it owes $250,000 on a loan from the state. But at least one board member says he is hopeful that good things are in the works.
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Crowdfunding Slow For New Arkansas Times Publication

Just over a month after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage across the country, the Arkansas Times is still working to raise money for its niche LGBT publication.
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Former El Dorado Broker John L. Hill Barred From Industry for 18 Months

A former El Dorado stockbroker, John Lathern Hill, has agreed not to work in the securities industry in Arkansas for at least 18 months after regulators found that he had been making trades for other people while he was unregistered.
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Bear State Posts $2.5M Profit in 2Q

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock, the publicly traded holding company for Bear State Bank, announced Friday second quarter 2015 earnings of $2.5 million. read more >

Bank of the Ozarks Tops Bank Performance Scorecard

Three Arkansas banks ranked among Bank Director magazine's list of top mid-size performers in the country, with Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock taking the No. 1 spot. read more >

Inuvo 2Q Net Income Up 16 Percent

Inuvo Inc. of Conway said Wednesday that second-quarter net income was $445,000, or 2 cents per share, up 16 percent from $382,000, or 2 cents per share, during the same quarter last year. read more >

Murphy Oil Makes Executive Changes

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado on Tuesday named a new vice president and created a new vice president position. read more >

Arkansas Capital Corp. Gets CDFI Designation

The exclusive designation as a CDFI was made by the U.S. Department of Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. A CDFI is a specialized financial institution working in market niches underserved by traditional financial institutions. read more >

Amazon's Surprise 2Q Profit Pushes Market Cap Past Wal-Mart

It's official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart. Amazon shares surged 15 percent on Friday after the e-commerce powerhouse reported a surprise second-quarter profit and a better-than-expected 20 percent jump in revenue. The sharp increase in shares brought Amazon's market value to $259.1 billion, more than its biggest rival, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. read more >

PAM Transport 2Q Profit Up 43 Percent

PAM Transport of Tontitown reported second-quarter income of $7 million Thursday, an increase from $4.9 million in the second quarter of 2014. read more >

Simmons First 2Q Net Income Up 102 Percent

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports second-quarter net income of $20 million, up 102 percent from $9.9 million in the same quarter last year. During the quarter, the company made its third acquisition in Springfield, Missouri. read more >

Wal-Mart Buying Remaining Stake in China's Yihaodian

Wal-Mart has purchased the remaining stake in Chinese online retailer Yihaodian as it looks to expand its presence in the country and take advantage of the shift to online shopping. read more >

Deltic Timber 2Q Profit Down 85 Percent

Wet weather conditions and a slow housing market dampened second-quarter profit for Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado, the real estate and timber company reported Wednesday. read more >

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