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Asa Hutchinson Meets with Small Business Owners
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Asa Hutchinson Meets with Small Business Owners

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson met with a group of small business owners to talk about how government should work alongside the private sector and take questions from the crowd.
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Seed Capital Sources Growing to Meet Arkansas Deal Flow

As the state's tech startup ecosystem has evolved over the last decade, public and private resources are providing the seed capital funding necessary to help tech founders avoid the dreaded entrepreneurial “valley of death,” that tenuous time between launch and first revenue.
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Health Care Law Paperwork Costs Small Businesses Thousands

Complying with the health care law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that they didn't have to spend before the new regulations went into effect.
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Innovate Arkansas Connects Client Firms to Funding Options

Over the past six years, Innovate Arkansas has helped its client firms raise $197 million in private capital.
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