Small Business Archive

A Practical Way to Build Culture (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Organizational culture is often fuzzy. It is too easy to create a lofty, aspirational set of principles that read well but lose their power when it comes to practical day-to-day operations. That fuzziness is evident in the way most leaders even define culture.

Marketing Is Not This (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 10/29/2018 12:00 am

In order to meet new expectations, I'm finding that marketing leaders are necessarily shedding old assumptions and identities. As a former chief marketing officer and now adviser, I have dealt with this metamorphosis firsthand.

Gas Pos Relocates to NLR, Will Create 30 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2018 10:26 am

Gas Pos announced Thursday that it has relocated its headquarters to North Little Rock from Birmingham, Alabama, and will create 30 high-paying technology jobs.

Giving Back Improves Your Business and Your Community (Heather Larkin Commentary)

by Heather Larkin 10/25/2018 10:35 am

Corporate charitable giving is one way businesses help improve their communities. But companies may not be aware of the substantial benefits corporate giving brings to the business itself.

iProv Names New Head of Operations

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2018 01:11 pm

Patrick Laughlin has joined iProv of Little Rock as head of operations. He will lead the design and implementation of agency operations and the overall efficiency of the firm as well as manage partner and vendor relations.

Small Banks Find Niche in Arkansas While Facing Unique Challenges

by Gwen Moritz 10/22/2018 12:00 am

Bank consolidation nationally is continuing on a similar pace to recent years, but it has been a slower year in Arkansas, especially for the smallest banks.

IRS Wins Ruling Against Jonesboro Tax Prep

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/22/2018 12:00 am

The Internal Revenue Service has successfully stopped a Jonesboro woman and her tax preparation business from handling federal tax returns for customers.

Simmons Bank Brings New Deposits to Pine Bluff

by Gwen Moritz 10/22/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas bank deposits grew by almost $2.5 billion to $66.7 billion in the year that ended June 30. Almost three-quarters of the additional deposits — $1.8 billion — flowed into a single institution.

Nursing Home Quartet Add Up to $15.4M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/22/2018 12:00 am

Affiliates of Strawberry Fields REIT Ltd. of South Bend, Indiana, bought the four properties from affiliates of Skyline Health Care of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey.

Michael Strack New Man Behind the Screen at CustomXM (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/22/2018 12:00 am

Michael Strack is the new marketing manager at CustomXM in North Little Rock.

State Unemployment at 3.5 Percent in September, Lowest on Record

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/19/2018 09:38 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate declined to 3.5 percent in September, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Nashville Firm Buys Insurance Agency in Jacksonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/18/2018 01:53 pm

Direct Auto & Life Insurance of Nashville, Tennessee, has acquired the assets of the Association Service Agency in Jacksonville.

Delta Regional Authority Invests $2M in 12 Projects

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/18/2018 11:52 am

The Delta Regional Authority will invest $2 million to provide safe and sanitary sewer and water service to rural families, increase economic development opportunities, enhance workforce training and development and improve healthcare.

State Supreme Court Blocks 'Tort Reform' Measure, Keeps Wage Hike

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/18/2018 10:27 am

Arkansas' highest court has ordered election officials to not count votes for a proposal to limit damages awarded in civil lawsuits and rejected an effort to block an initiative to raise the state's minimum wage.

US Employers Post Record Number of Open Jobs in August

by Associated Press 10/16/2018 10:23 am

U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring also reached a record high, fresh evidence that companies are desperate to staff up amid solid economic growth.

5 Tips for an Effective Email (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 10/15/2018 12:00 am

Because email has become so popular, it is important to get the most out of your message. Follow these five tips to help construct an effective message.

ArCom Systems Of NLR Acquired by Texas Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2018 03:53 pm

Lone Star Communications, a Texas-based life safety company with offices in Houston and Grand Prairie, has acquired ArCom Systems of North Little Rock.

Little Rock Chamber Hires Director of Small Business, Diversity

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2018 03:35 pm

The Little Rock Regional Chamber has hired Brandon Campbell as director of Small Business & Diversity Initiatives.

'Family-friendly' Moonshine Distillery Preps for Spa City Opening

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/8/2018 12:00 am

If all goes has planned, Charles D. Bradley Jr. will be selling moonshine legally in Hot Springs by March 1.

The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s Seem to Get Younger Every Year

by Gwen Moritz 10/8/2018 12:00 am

These ā€œ20 in Their 20sā€ have risen to our attention through nominations, generally by employers who are mighty proud to have been able to attract such promising talent. When you read about them, you are going to understand why.