Small Business Archive

Dennis Jungmeyer Retires, Reflects on 38 Years at AADA

by Sarah Campbell 1/3/2017 01:47 pm

Dennis Jungmeyer, outgoing president of the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association, has retired after 38 years. Here, he offers some insight into a industry poised for change.

U.S. Pizza to Open in Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/3/2017 09:40 am

U.S. Pizza Co. of Arkansas will open a new restaurant this summer in Jonesboro.

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

Pay to Rise for Millions as 19 States Increase Minimum Wage

by Associated Press 12/30/2016 07:23 am

It will be a happy New Year indeed for millions of the lowest-paid U.S. workers. Nineteen states, including New York and California, will ring in the year with an increase in the minimum wage.

In the Workplace 2017: LGBT Rights and Immigration Law Compliance

by Michelle Kaemmerling and Neemah Esmaeilpour 12/30/2016 07:00 am

A look at two important employment issues that could arise next year.

In the Workplace 2017: 'Ban the Box' and Concerted Activity Under the NLRA

by Regina Young and John Davis 12/29/2016 06:51 am

A quick look at two important employment issues that could arise next year.

Great Expectations: Small Businesses Upbeat About 2017

by Associated Press 12/28/2016 07:45 am

While many business owners are more confident because their revenue looks to increase in 2017 due to the overall improving economy, they're also optimistic because they expect Donald Trump to deliver on promises to lower taxes and roll back regulations including parts of the health care law.

In the Workplace 2017: New EEOC Forms Will Lead to More Scrutiny of Pay Practices

by Troy Price 12/28/2016 07:00 am

Changes are coming to the EEO-1 form certain employers must file with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Here's what to expect.

In the Workplace 2017: With Overtime Rules On Hold, What's Next?

by Jane A. Kim 12/27/2016 07:00 am

Employers who intend to wait until the dust finally settles before taking steps to comply with new overtime exemption rules should consider a few things.

Anytime Valet Takes Aim at 'Porch Pirates' with Delivery Kiosks

by Sarah Campbell 12/26/2016 07:42 am

In early January, Anytime Depot of North Little Rock is poised to wrap up a pilot program for its new Anytime Valet kiosk, a last-mile delivery service.

Unsafe Transport Leads to Death: Farmworkers 'Disposable'?

by Allen G. Breed, The Associated Press 12/23/2016 08:45 am

A November 2015 bus crash near Little Rock was the result of chronic problems within an American agriculture industry dependent upon a reliable supply of low-wage, foreign-born workers.

Arkansas Automobile Dealers Name Greg Kirkpatrick President

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2016 10:40 am

The Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association says that, effective Jan. 1, Greg Kirkpatrick will be its new president.

Zips Car Wash of Little Rock Acquires Florida Locations

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2016 03:04 pm

Zips Car Wash of Little Rock acquired four Carbux Car Wash locations in Jacksonville, Florida, on Dec. 6, bringing the total number of locations it operates in nine states to 59. Of those, 44 were bought in 2016, and that represents record growth for Zips.

Delta Regional Authority Invests $1M in I-Fund Program

by Sarah Campbell 12/21/2016 01:06 pm

The Delta Regional Authority and Winrock International announce the DRA's $1 million contribution to the early state, proof-of-concept I-Fund, which officials say will bring jobs to the eight-state Delta region.

SPONSORED: Bell Puts 'Complete' In Complete Consulting

by 12/20/2016 09:05 am

When Chris Bell launched his business 10 years ago, he envisioned competing with firms like the ones he'd worked for since college. But when he noticed the gaps in services many of his clients were experiencing, his entrepreneurial strategy shifted.

Hot Springs Wants Bold Approach for Downtown

by Associated Press 12/20/2016 06:52 am

Hot Springs officials are set to vote this week on a budget that includes $50,000 to develop a plan for the property where the Majestic Hotel once stood.

From the Political to the Criminal: Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

In a presidential election like no other, Donald Trump proved all the naysayers wrong.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2016.

‘He Wasn't Unkind, but He Was a Crook' - Best Quotes of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2016.

Notable Arkansas Deaths in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The first day of 2016 saw the death of a political giant in Arkansas, Dale Bumpers, and in April, Ray Thornton, a respected politician, jurist and educator, died.

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