Small Business Archive

Central Arkansas Lags U.S. in Slow-Growing Economy

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has lagged behind that for the nation as a whole since 2010-11, though it's starting to catch up.

Cantrell Drug Seeks Buyer

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Cantrell Drug Co. of Little Rock is searching for a buyer after the drug compounding company closed its doors in November, leaving about 50 people out of work.

Bob East Talks About New Direction of Advanced Cabling Systems

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Bob East discusses the factors that led him to sell Advanced Cabling Systems last month.

Arkansas' 3E Software Picked for Accelerator

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/11/2019 12:00 am

3E Software Inc. of Springdale is one of 10 companies, and the only one from Arkansas, chosen to participate in the inaugural ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator.

Marginally Acceptable (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/11/2019 12:00 am

We're never going to find a tax structure that suits everyone — this is the essential tension of governing. But any honest discussion would have to start with this: Taxation isn't child's play.

Arkansas Big 3 Metros Power State Growth

by Marty Cook 2/7/2019 02:20 pm

The state of Arkansas had another strong job growth year in 2018, but almost all of it was centered on three main metro areas.

Update: New York Firm Sues NanoMech for $8.9M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/7/2019 10:12 am

Michaelson Capital Partners of New York is suing NanoMech Inc. of Springdale in the Supreme Court of New York for $8.9 million plus interest, costs and fees.

Some Business Owners May Be Shocked by Lost Tax Breaks

by Associated Press 2/6/2019 02:39 pm

As small business owners compile their income tax returns, they may have an unpleasant surprise — some popular business deductions have disappeared or been reduced under the new tax law.

Price Gardner Named Managing Partner at Friday Eldredge & Clark

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 10:47 am

Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP has elected Price Gardner as its managing partner.

ADEQ Seeking Applications, Nominations for Environmental Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 10:30 am

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is seeking the state's top environmental leaders to apply for this year's ADEQ Environmental Awards.

'Black Sky' Threat Looms Over Grid, Businesses

by Kyle Massey 2/4/2019 12:00 am

David Maxwell, former director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, warns that a crippling cyberattack on power could bring a cascade of system failures across society — from communications to water systems to food and fuel distribution.

Health Industry Sees Biggest Cost Caused by Data Breaches

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 12:00 am

The cost of data breaches worldwide varies by industry. Sectors that are highly regulated, such as health care and financial services, have a per capita data breach cost much higher than the average.

Cryptojacking Is Trend to Watch

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/4/2019 12:00 am

Cryptojacking, the unauthorized use of others' computers to "mine" cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, has surpassed the use of ransomware as the top cybercrime.

US Consumers Rattled by Shutdown, Roiling Markets

by Associated Press 1/29/2019 10:48 am

U.S. consumer confidence tumbled this month to its lowest reading in a year and a half, tested by the partial government shutdown and roiling financial markets. Still, consumer spirits remain robust by historic standards.

City of Fayetteville Recruiting a Recruiter

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2019 12:00 am

The city of Fayetteville is close to adding a business recruitment specialist to focus on attracting and retaining business investment.

CJRW Filing Accuses Gary Heathcott of a Litany of Abuses

by Kyle Massey 1/24/2019 12:13 pm

Sued by longtime ad executive Gary Heathcott for breach of contract, CJRW hit back with a counterclaim listing more than two dozen incidents of abusive and sexist behavior that CJRW says violated Heathcott's consulting contract with the firm.

Arkansas Association of Asian Businesses to Host Lunch

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2019 09:32 am

The Arkansas Association of Asian Businesses is set to host an "East Meets West" business luncheon to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Speakers include Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and John Lehart, senior director of Global Government Affairs (Asia) at Walmart.

Small Business Optimism Showing Early Signs of Slippage

by Associated Press 1/21/2019 10:32 am

The fears of a slowing economy that sent stocks falling the past few months may be spreading to small business owners who have been quite optimistic in recent years.

State Unemployment Unchanged at 3.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2019 10:18 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in December and unchanged from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Venture Center Names Mimi San Pedro Chief Strategy Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2019 03:01 pm

The Venture Center has hired Mimi San Pedro as its chief strategy officer.