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Getting 'Unstuck' (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

Getting 'Unstuck' (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

Anyone who runs a business is familiar with how easy it is to spend every day heads down in the business. But the same efficiency a leader gains with day-to-day operation also leads to tunnel vision. A leader can easily become isolated as well as stale.
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Little Rock's Christian Rudder of OkCupid Kickstarts Made by Few

Rudder, 40, is the co-founder of OkCupid, one of the world's largest dating sites. He also is the author of "Dataclysm," a book that analyzes trends in social media.
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Sales Tax Collections Boost Arkansas Revenue Above Forecast

Arkansas finance officials say the state's sales tax collections beat expectations for the sixth month in a row, boosting the state's revenue nearly $50 million above forecast so far this fiscal year.
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DRA Launches Workshops to Help Delta Leaders Deal with Disasters

The Delta Regional Authority is launching a series of training sessions to help elected officials and economic developers in the region be prepared for natural and economic disasters. read more >

Startup Junkie to Host Second InnovateHER Contest

InnovateHER is a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration that focuses on developing innovative ideas that could affect and empower the lives of women and families. The program was launched earlier this year. read more >

Governor: Arkansas Will Be in 'Top Tier' of Trading Partners with Cuba

Gov. Asa Hutchinson talked to reporters via telephone from Havana Tuesday as his economic development trip continues. read more >

Little Rock Recognized for Low Startup Costs

A recent survey by of the nation's largest 81 cities confirms the efforts of Little Rock leaders to encourage startup growth. Its ranking of U.S. cities with the lowest startup costs includes Little Rock at No. 7. read more >

Low Gasoline Prices A Relief for Arkansas Consumers, Industry

Analysts say gasoline prices are likely to stay at six-year lows through the end of the year, a boost for Arkansans' pocketbooks and the bottom line of the state's trucking and tourism industries. read more >

From the Cheap Seats (Editorial)

AFCU was originally included in the group of banks that bid to lend money to the Little Rock Tech Park. The Arkansas Bankers Association talked the banks into tossing AFCU out of the club — but not until after the bid deadline had passed, so AFCU couldn't make its own competing bid. read more >

Mini-Storage Project Registers $6M Sale (Real Deals)

A 611-unit mini-storage project in west Little Rock weighed in at $6 million. Home sites in Sherwood rang up a $1.56 million deal. And a south Little Rock convenience store changed hands in a $950,000 sale. read more >

Phyzit Growth Relieving Docs' TCM Headaches

Many doctors consider the reimbursement process for transitional care management to be a headache, and Little Rock tech startup Phyzit has prescribed what looks like a cure. Doctors across the country are signing up for some of that relief. read more >

'Made By Few' Conference Returns Oct. 1-3

Made by Few, the conference for "makers of the web" that attracts speakers, developers, designers and entrepreneurs from across the country, returns for its fourth run Oct. 1-3 in downtown Little Rock's River Market District. read more >

Fayetteville Firm Gets Federal Grant for Pathogen Detection

BioDetection Instruments of Fayetteville has been awarded a $150,000 federal grant to support the development of an automated system for the rapid and sensitive screening of foodborne pathogens. read more >

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