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Managing Small-Business Cash Flow (Marcus Guinn Expert Advice)

Managing Small-Business Cash Flow (Marcus Guinn Expert Advice)

Cash flow is the largest determining factor of a small business' success or failure. Before a company opens for business, there should be a plan in place for managing cash flow.
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Agency 501 Gets Busy for La-Z-Boy

Agency 501 Inc., the Little Rock advertising agency founded by McCabe Reynolds and Jason Spees in 2012, has announced some new business, some new hires and plans for a new office in Memphis.
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Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work.
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Arkansas Unemployment Drops to Record 3.7 Percent in February

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in February to the lowest on record, 3.7 percent. The rate was 3.8 percent in January and 4.1 percent in February 2016. read more >

Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise to Still-Low 258K

More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Through the Years

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which researches a number of economic issues, is the source for the accompanying chart, which tracks Arkansas' unemployment rate from Jan. 1, 1976, through Dec. 1, 2016, when it stood at 3.9 percent. read more >

Get Moving, Fort Smith (Feedback)

My wife and I traveled to Bentonville to attend the “G60 Pitch Contest,” and I posed the question, “Why don't we have something like this in Fort Smith?” We can't allow our region to continue to talk about these issues without spurring a call-to-arms. read more >

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Meet five leaders in business and education who are influencing their industries, their communities and the future of Arkansas. read more >

Governor Appoints Arkansas CEOs to Study State's Computer, Data Sector

Gov. Asa Hutchinson forms a blue ribbon commission to study how to grow the state's computer science and data analytics sector. The 19-member commission is co-chaired by Acxiom Corp. founder Charles Morgan and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston. read more >

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The Venture Center of Little Rock on Thursday announced its partnership with Bear State Bank for the 2017 VC FinTech Accelerator, which is sponsored by global technology services provider FIS and held at the Little Rock Technology Park. read more >

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Nominate by Friday for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to a Record 3.8 Percent

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in January to the lowest on record, 3.8 percent. The rate was 3.9 percent in December and 4.2 percent in January 2016. read more >

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