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Following The Crowd (Robert T. Smith Expert Advice)

Following The Crowd (Robert T. Smith Expert Advice)

One of the more publicized provisions of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act directed the S.E.C. to establish rules allowing companies to use crowdfunding to raise capital in an exempt securities offering.
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Frank, Judy Fletcher Give UA $600K for Entrepreneurial Course

University of Arkansas alumnus Frank Fletcher and his wife, Judy, are providing $600,000 to establish the Frank and Judy Fletcher SAKE Fund in the Sam M. Walton College of Business.
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SBA Loans in Arkansas Increase 111 Percent

Arkansas' performance exceeded the national average and includes a 34 percent increase in numbers of loans, the SBA said.
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Fundraising On Tap for Spencer Jones' IV Device

Spencer Jones' ARK startup led to the launch of LineGuard Med to develop SafeBreak, a device engineered to protect IV access devices from accidental dislodgment.
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Update: Tech Park, Richard Mays Settle on Price

The board will pay Mays $1.037 million for the 10,000-SF property, with both sides agreeing to drop law suits. It met late Tuesday afternoon and voted to extend the offer which Mays accepted. read more >

Are You Overlooking Potential Customers? (Heather Robinette Expert Advice)

Untapped international markets represent a viable opportunity for expansion and diversification for many Arkansas companies, including small ones. However, the narrow view of too many business owners is that exporting is an option only for larger companies or manufacturers. read more >

Arkansas Capital Corp. Changing Funding Model

Arkansas Capital Corp. of Little Rock will no longer work with state government to provide small-business loans. For the first time in the organization's almost 60-year history, its funding model is changing. read more >

Richard Mays Sues Tech Park Board, Raises Asking Price

Little Rock attorney Richard Mays on Thursday sued the Little Rock Technology Park Authority and other officials, challenging the board's authority to take his property under eminent domain. read more >

UALR Workshop Explains Commercialization Process for Researchers

Determining the commercial viability of research ideas should be an easy process that need not intimidate university students and researchers who harbor hopes of taking those ideas to market, Rebecca Norman told students and researchers Thursday. read more >

Tech Park Board Extends Property Deadline for Richard Mays

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board votes Monday to give Richard Mays until Friday to accept the board's offer of $845,000 for his 10,000-SF property at 415 Main St. read more >

UALR Hosting Global Entrepreneurship Week Events

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a series of events as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week this week. read more >

Chocolate Maker Nathaniel Izard Opens Hillcrest Shop

Nathaniel Izard, who's been selling his chocolate at the Hillcrest Farmers Market since last year, has opened up a storefront at 623 Beechwood St. in Hillcrest across from Kroger. There he sells truffles and caramels in addition to his 2.8-ounce bars. read more >

Uptown Fayetteville Rediscovers Popularity

Jeremy Hudson and others are putting faith and money into the Steele Crossing area of north Fayetteville. read more >

Tech Park Board Gives Birch Raise, Braces for Eminent Domain

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday voted to give its director a 5 percent raise and braced for a possible eminent domain lawsuit. read more >

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