Small Business Archive

Bill Seeks to Change Procurement Process; Businesses Want to Understand It

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Procurement laws are complicated, state Sen. Jimmy Hickey says, and he should know: He has helped rewrite them more than once.

Aircraft Interior Solutions Poised for Takeoff

by George Waldon 3/13/2017 12:00 am

A delayed passenger seat innovation is back on schedule to bring big expansion to Aircraft Interior Solutions of North Little Rock.

CAVU Partner Bryan Hancock Reaps Rewards from Aircraft Scrap Heap

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Bryan Hancock was born and raised in Stuttgart, where watching crop dusters led him to begin flying right after high school. Today, he is a partner at CAVU, which buys and sells commercial aircraft and dismantles some of them for parts.

Downtown Startup Space Among Conway Chamber's Priorities

by Sarah Campbell 3/10/2017 11:38 am

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce said Thursday it will raise public and private money for seven "generation defining" projects, including a startup space that Conway Corp. has said it will pay for.

The Conductor, Junior Achievement to Provide K-12 Programming

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2017 09:13 am

The Conductor, a public-private partnership of the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting, announces a new partnership with the nonprofit Junior Achievement of Arkansas to create programming for K-12 students.

Truck-Lite Partners With NanoMech of Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2017 10:05 am

Truck-Lite Co. LLC of Falconer, New York, recently announced its exclusive long-term partnership with NanoMech of Springdale.

Lawsuit Alleges Companies Attempted To Break Egg Farmers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

An Oklahoma farmer of pasture-raised eggs has filed a lawsuit in district court in Adair County against two egg companies, including Arkansas Egg Co. of Summers (Washington County).

Restaurant Sales in Arkansas To Top $4 Billion

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Restaurant industry sales nationwide were expected to reach almost $783 billion in 2016, while restaurant sales in Arkansas last year were projected at $4.3 billion, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Time to Unplug? (Sonya Premeaux Commentary)

by Sonya Premeaux 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Cramming more work in a day through electronic devices may backfire.

Yellen Signals the Fed Will Likely Raise Rates This Month

by Associated Press 3/3/2017 03:07 pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled Friday that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target rate.

Small Business Center Touts Record-Breaking Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2017 02:04 pm

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced last week that it has helped its clients obtain nearly $70 million in capital funding and open 141 businesses in 2016.

Uncle T's, Opening in Conway, Eyes More Expansion

by Sarah Campbell 3/2/2017 11:49 am

Little Rock landmark Uncle T's Deli Market will celebrate the grand opening of its second location Saturday in Conway, and the family behind the business aims to open five more in the next three years.

WorkHound Raises $500K from Investors

by Sarah Campbell 3/2/2017 10:17 am

WorkHound, a software platform developed to help trucking companies be more profitable by retaining drivers, has raised $500,000 to grow the startup and add to its team.

TeleComp Computers Services, IPC Communications Merge

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/28/2017 12:22 pm

Beaty Capital Group Inc. on Tuesday announced its involvement in the merger of TeleComp Computers Services Inc. of Bentonville and IPC Communications LLC of Rogers.

SPONSORED: Derrick Hamilton Creates Fun, Finds Success

by 2/27/2017 08:00 am

Throughout his adult life, there are two things of which Derrick Hamilton has always been certain and these have served as beacons when life was murky and the path to success clouded.

Architect Compensation in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

The mean annual wage for architects in Arkansas in 2015 was $68,540 compared with $82,850 nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

UA Little Rock Advances Three to Interim TItles (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Allen Stanley, University of Arkansas at Little Rock contract review manager, has been named interim associate vice chancellor for finance. Daryl Rice will serve as interim associate vice chancellor of academic affairs.

Go Forward Pine Bluff Moves Toward Tax Votes

by Todd Traub 2/23/2017 04:16 pm

A plan to make major improvements to the downtown Pine Bluff area and enhance education is looking toward a sales tax to help fund its numerous recommendations.

Contentious Grocery Store Wine Bill Fails In House

by Sarah Campbell 2/23/2017 03:22 pm

A proposal in the Arkansas Legislature to allow grocery stores to sell more wines failed in the House on Monday, but is expected to be brought up again this session.

US Chamber, French Hill: Less Regulation Will Boost Economic Growth

by Sarah Campbell 2/21/2017 04:43 pm

French Hill and a U.S. Chamber representative say the economy is growing too slowly because regulations designed for international financial institutions have been imposed on community institutions.

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