Small Business Archive

Leachville Staffing Firm Gets Square with Labor Department

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/10/2018 09:18 am

The U.S. Department of Labor says an Arkansas staffing company paid more than $708,000 to settle Fair Labor Standards Act violations — but one of the company's owners says he's not heard from the department about its investigation.

Jonesboro Rotary Club Marks 100 Years with Downtown Plaza

by Todd Traub 5/9/2018 12:44 pm

The Rotary Club of Jonesboro leads a $750,000 project to create Centennial Park in downtown Jonesboro.

Bid Procedures Shed Light on LED Pricing

by George Waldon 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Lighting specifications that favored a particular manufacturer added hundreds of thousands of dollars to the cost of the new Sylvan Hills High School and illuminated how much control architects, engineers and lighting wholesalers have over bid specs.

'Science Bob' May Be Blast at Arkansas Trucking Association Conference

by Marty Cook 5/7/2018 12:00 am

The organization is holding its annual conference May 16-17 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Its featured speaker this year is Bob Pflugfelder, better known to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” viewers as “Science Bob.”

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse.

Small Business Hiring Picked Up Moderately in April

by Associated Press 5/2/2018 11:36 am

Small business hiring picked up moderately last month as owners held to their strategy of cautiously adding to their payrolls.

Study: Venture Center Created 192 Jobs in 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2018 09:17 am

The Venture Center in Little Rock announced Monday that it created 192 jobs last year, according to a Clinton School student's analysis.

2017 Economic Census Survey Kicks Off

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2018 08:50 am

The economic census serves as the most comprehensive source of data related to business activity and as the foundation for the measurement of U.S. businesses and their economic impact.

No Guarantees (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/30/2018 12:00 am

There are no guarantees in life, and there are especially no guarantees in the life of a business.

The Cobbler's Kid (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/30/2018 12:00 am

The reasons that change projects take too long, cost too much, do not deliver promised results or never get over the line point to failures in leadership far more often than failures in execution.

Residential Lots Scarce As Northwest Arkansas Draws a Crowd

by Marty Cook 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Space is not the problem for northwest Arkansas as thousands of new arrivals show up each year. The struggle is with affordability.

Rickford Advances at Nabholz (Conway Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Matt Rickford has been promoted to business development officer for Nabholz. Sheffield Kent and Daniel Judkins have founded the Baptist Health Comprehensive Spine & Pain Management Center.

Gary Griffin Promoted to EVP at Stone Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Gary Griffin has almost 40 years of U.S. Small Business Administration lending experience and is a past board member of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders.

Minority Interest in LR Investment Firm Sold to Staff

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2018 01:40 pm

Greg Hartz, founder and co-owner of registered investment advising firm Foundation Resource Management, and Mark Millsap, co-owner, recently sold a minority interest in the firm to five staff members.

Co-working Space Opens in Maumelle

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2018 10:03 am

Jolt Office Hub, which has co-working space for entrepreneurs and independent business owners, is now open in Maumelle at the Maumelle Towne Centre.

Medical Device Teams from UA, UA Little Rock Sweep Governor's Cup

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2018 03:05 pm

Undergraduate and graduate student teams from the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock walked away from the 18th annual Governor's Cup competition with $154,000.

Comparing Metro Area Living Standards (James Bullard Commentary)

by James Bullard 4/16/2018 12:00 am

The results of this analysis show the importance of adjusting for price differences across regions when comparing living standards.

Listen Up, PR People (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/16/2018 12:00 am

If you have a story to pitch me, bring it on. But I never forget that I'm working for my readers, not your client.

$2M Rusty Tractor Vineyards In the Works For Southwest Little Rock

by Jan Cottingham 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Real estate developer Doug Meyer and his wife, Sheree, are investing close to $2 million in Rusty Tractor Vineyards, an 80-acre property off David O. Dodd Road in southwest Little Rock that's envisioned as a winery and an event venue.

Head to Lead Operations, Development at Venture Center (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Jessica Head has been hired as a director of operations and program development for the Venture Center in Little Rock.