Investments Archive

Judgment Rises in '$10B' Fraud Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge increased a judgment last month in favor of a New York investor against an Arkansas man who boasted about having connections to former President Bill Clinton.

Little Rock Tech Park Making Its Mark On Main

by George Waldon 2/5/2018 12:00 am

A month shy of its first birthday, the Little Rock Technology Park has exceeded expectations for attracting startup-minded entrepreneurs and tech-related ventures.

Bit by Bit, Digital Financing Coming to Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Two Little Rock technology companies, MobX and Freedom Coin Inc., say Arkansas is on the cusp of seeing its first “initial coin offering,” a new way for startups and individuals to raise capital for businesses and projects.

Entergy Property Generates $3.1M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Utility land in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.1 million. Entergy Arkansas Inc. bought its 10.08-acre location at 12209 W. Markham St. from Newkirk Lirock Ltd. of New York.

Laura Fine on Keeping Small Businesses from Missing the Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Laura Fine, chief of the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center, tells what it does, and says customers are king.

Tax Reform Boosts USA Truck's Bottom Line

by Marty Cook 2/2/2018 01:00 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reports fourth-quarter and yearly profits, and the Tax Cut & Jobs Act had a big impact on the company's earnings.

Venture Center, FinTech Sandbox Announce Partnership

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 01:43 pm

The Venture Center of Little Rock and Boston-based FinTech Sandbox announced Wednesday a partnership to increase access to financial data that financial technology startups need to jump start their businesses.

Tax Reform Fuels ArcBest's Big Income Gains

by Marty Cook 1/31/2018 10:27 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reports robust fourth-quarter and fiscal-year income, much of it thanks to the recently implemented Tax Cut & Jobs Act that President Trump signed in December.

Tyson Foods Invests in Memphis Meats

by Lance Turner 1/29/2018 11:33 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says that its venture capital arm, Tyson Ventures, has taken a minority stake in Memphis Meats, a startup that makes meat from animal cells.

The Conductor To Host Startup Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 09:13 am

The Conductor announced Friday its plans to host a National Collegiate Venture Competition that will award student entrepreneurs a total of $15,000 in cash prizes.

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.

Soul of the South Legal War Drags On

by George Waldon 1/29/2018 12:00 am

The legal battle over the broadcast license of KMYA-TV, Channel 49, is entering its 23rd month with resolution nowhere in sight.

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.

Greystone Country Club in Cabot Takes New Angle of Approach

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

Greystone Country Club in Cabot has been brought back from the brink by two residents of the golf course community, but a few dozen more members are needed to restore its financial health.

Winrock Announces Health Tech Accelerator

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

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures at UAMS recently announced that they are teaming to support a new accelerator for health care technology startups called Health InnovatAR.

Stephens Announces Next Film of Capitalism Series

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/24/2018 04:00 pm

Stephens Inc. of Little Rock announced Wednesday the continuation of its "This is Capitalism" film series with the premiere of "The Future of Capitalism."

Claiborne Deming Among Investors in John James Startup

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2018 11:22 am

Founded by John James and Jim Kane, Fayetteville startup Engine says it has raised $1 million in venture capital to fund a cloud-based e-commerce software platform.

Simmons First Post 4Q Profit Decline But Assets Grow

by Lance Turner 1/23/2018 11:11 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Monday reported a 30 percent decline in fourth-quarter net income, as merger expenses, a one-time tax adjustment and other factors ate into profit.

Construction of OurPharma Building in Fayetteville to Begin in February

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

OurPharma Holdings LLC, the startup manufacturer of generic medications, recently ended its $3.5 million equity offering after receiving payment or commitments for the full amount.