Small Business Archive

Future Bank of the Ozarks HQ Site Draws Deals Totaling $12M-Plus (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks Inc. acquired about 46.2 acres of mostly undeveloped property for a corporate campus in west Little Rock.

Smithsonian Puts Spotlight On AutoMail

by Sarah Campbell 10/10/2016 12:00 am

A northeast Arkansas company, AutoMail, has been added to a new virtual exhibit by the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum in recognition of technology it developed in the 1990s that helped community banks save money through manifest mailing.

I Don't Want to Scare You, But… (John Hendon Commentary)

by John Hendon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There is significant circumstantial evidence that union organizing efforts in companies of all sizes are likely to rise at an alarming rate in the next year or two.

Maf Sonko Taps Wire on Little Rock's Tech Community

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Maf Sonko completed the Venture Center's inaugural FinTech Accelerator held in Little Rock. His startup was one of 10 chosen from 150 applicants and is planning to move to Little Rock next year. Participants received a $50,000 initial investment for a 6 percent equity position.

Technological Advances Key to Any Business' Success, Says Kevin Turner

by Marty Cook 10/7/2016 04:38 pm

Digital technology represents the fourth industrial revolution of the U.S., according to CEO of Citadel Securities Kevin Turner at the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit.

Smith Family Funeral Homes Purchases Huson Funeral Home

by Alexis Hosticka 10/4/2016 11:36 am

Smith Family Funeral Homes has purchased Huson Funeral Home in Sherwood and will rename it Smith Sherwood Funeral Home.

Cybersecurity Leader: Goal Is For Networks to Protect Themselves

by Sarah Campbell 10/4/2016 11:01 am

Programmers must teach computers and networks to protect themselves because they're fast but not smart, U.S. cybersecurity leader Phyllis Schneck says.

G.C. Evans, Sleeve Seal Investing $6.4M, Creating 43 Jobs

by Alexis Hosticka 10/3/2016 10:44 am

G.C. Evans Sales and Manufacturing and Sleeve Seal say they will invest a combined $6.4 million to expand operations in Little Rock and create 43 new jobs.

Northwest Arkansas Egg Farmers Turned Out to Pasture

by Marty Cook 10/3/2016 12:00 am

A collapsed egg market and a contract loophole with their integrator have some egg producers in northwest Arkansas and east Oklahoma worried about survival.

Marketers Don Hale, Kirby Williams Work Bankers' Hours

by Kyle Massey 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Last month, word got around that Don Hale and Kirby Williams were stepping back from their firms to become marketing chiefs at banks — Hale at Citizens Bank of Batesville and Williams at Stone Bank of Mountain View, working out of Little Rock.

What Small Businesses Need to Know About Cyber Attacks (Commentary)

by Rodney Moore and Quinten Whiteside 9/28/2016 09:11 am

Small-business owners might think, incorrectly, that cyber security issues apply only to big business. Here are three actions every small business should consider now to prepare for a cyber attack.

US Consumer Confidence Jumps in September

by Associated Press 9/27/2016 11:47 am

U.S. consumer confidence in September rose to the highest level in nine years, a hopeful sign that economic growth will accelerate in coming months.

Latin Dance Club To Take Lead on Juanita's River Market Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Sarah and Jorge Gutierrez plan to open Little Rock Salsa in the location that once housed Juanita's restaurant.

UAMS Cures RxResults' One-Sided Contract

by Mark Friedman 9/26/2016 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has corrected a contract that for nearly eight years gave a private company the exclusive right to market UAMS' intellectual property and resulted in no royalty payments for UAMS.

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 11:35 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

Batesville Impact Plan Living Up to Its Name

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Fresh eyes, strategic planning, youthful energy and cold, hard cash are shaking up Batesville, a college town on the jagged edge of the Ozarks that is burdened with many of the same challenges as the Delta that's just minutes away.

Structural Work, Other Items Add $360K to Tech Park Cost

by Sarah Campbell 9/15/2016 10:19 am

Renovations to the future home of the Little Rock Tech Park could cost nearly $360,000 more than expected and its opening may be delayed, the park's director says.

WattGlass of Fayetteville Gets $679K SunShot Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2016 02:07 pm

WattGlass of Fayetteville gets a $679,413 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to help commercialize its anti-reflective glass coating technology.

Innovation Hub Announces Kickoff of Inaugural I-Fund Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2016 09:52 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub of North Little Rock says eight teams representing five universities kicked off the inaugural 12-week I-Fund program in Fayetteville over the weekend.

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come.