Small Business Archive

Phyzit Adds Former A Briggs Passport Chief Mike Blanchat as President

by Mark Carter 8/28/2015 08:44 am

Blanchat is the former president for A Briggs Passport & Visa Expeditors, which was sold last fall to CIBT. Phyzit, founded by Little Rock pediatric urologist Stephen Canon and his father Mike, has developed an app that enables doctors and patients to communicate post-visit via telemedicine and mobile messaging.

US Economy Surged at 3.7 Percent Rate in April-June Quarter

by Associated Press 8/27/2015 08:11 am

The U.S. economy posted a much bigger rebound in growth during the spring than previously reported, thanks to improvements in a number of areas including consumer spending and business investment.

Online Research Tool Helps Spur Economic Development in Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2015 04:27 pm

A new online research tool from the Delta Regional Authority connects economic developers and civic leaders to demographic and economic data.

The Hive, LR's Newest Entrepreneurial Space, Goes Live Sept. 1

by Mark Carter 8/24/2015 03:31 pm

The Hive is being billed as a co-working lifestyle space for creatives and entrepreneurs. It's part of Bespoke Media Group's new headquarters at 2207 Cantrell Road.

Cranford Co. Makes Move into Arkansas Building

by Alexis Hosticka 8/24/2015 01:27 pm

After a long drawn-out wait and taking over delayed work themselves, Cranford Co. has moved into an office in the Arkansas Building.

Being Interesting to Buyers (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 8/24/2015 12:00 am

The rules of customer engagement have changed dramatically in recent years: Your potential buyers know more — or at least believe that they know more — than ever.

Sissy's Log Cabin President Bill Jones on Selling Jewelry in the Diamond State

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Bill Jones, the son of Sissy Jones, founder and CEO of Sissy's Log Cabin, and Murphy Jones, secretary-treasurer, runs much of the day-to-day business of the jewelry franchise, which has locations in Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Jonesboro and Memphis.

Securities Department Issues Third Order Against Timothy Lilly

by Gwen Moritz 8/21/2015 03:49 pm

A Mayflower man with a history of problems with state regulators is the subject of a cease-and-desist order issued Thursday by Arkansas Securities Commissioner Edmond Waters.

Update II: DAV Construction Searched by Federal Agents

by Gwen Moritz 8/20/2015 02:49 pm

The subject of a federal law enforcement search at a North Little Rock office on Wednesday was DAV Construction Co., according to a statement issued Thursday afternoon by Powers of Arkansas.

Howse Furniture Store Opening in Bentonville

by Alexis Hosticka 8/20/2015 01:28 pm

Howse, an eclectic furniture store featuring unique pieces and free design service, is opening in Bentonville.

Hibbett Sports Opening Store in Lonoke

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2015 07:28 am

The Lonoke store will be located at 1444 N. Center St. in the Oak Tree Plaza shopping center and will follow the typical Hibbett format of roughly 5,000-SF. It will employ eight full- and part-time workers.

Site Work Begins for Lewis Crossing in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 09:30 am

The Lewis Crossing shopping center development, expected to open in the fall of 2016, officially is under construction in Conway at the southeast corner of Interstate 40 and Dave Ward.

Tom Dalton: ARK Challenge Will Continue

by Mark Carter 8/18/2015 09:45 am

Despite laying low since graduating its 2014 classes, one in Fayetteville and one in Little Rock, the ARK Challenge tech startup accelerator will continue in northwest Arkansas.

Austin Powers Central Arkansas Population Gains

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Smaller cities in central Arkansas are seeing the biggest population gains by percentage, according to the most recent “Metrotrends” report, released last month by Metroplan. Metroplan is a voluntary association of local area governments that serves as the metropolitan region's planning agency.

Tech Park Negotiating with Banks to Finance First Phase

by Mark Carter 8/13/2015 10:05 am

The Little Rock Tech Park Authority Board will negotiate with a consortium of local financial institutions on a plan to finance $17.5 million for development of the park's first phase along Main Street in downtown Little Rock.

Chef Shuttle Expands to Fayetteville, Springdale

by Alexis Hosticka 8/12/2015 02:00 pm

Restaurant delivery service Chef Shuttle announced Wednesday it will expand in northwest Arkansas to include Springdale beginning Friday, Aug. 14, and to Fayetteville and Farmington on Friday, Aug. 21.

Arkansas Companies Rank Among Inc.'s Fast Growing List

by Alexis Hosticka 8/12/2015 11:15 am

Six Arkansas companies ranked among Inc. magazine's annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing firms in the nation, with one, Team SI of Little Rock, in the top 500.

Jones Film Makes Main Street Move, Becomes M-3 Productions

by Mark Carter 8/12/2015 09:43 am

Downtown Little Rock's Main Street makeover continued this week with the move of Jones Film Video to its new headquarters at Third and Main. The company also changed its name to M-3 Productions.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission, Court Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 09:18 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

Asa Hutchinson: More Than 1,300 Signed Up for Online Coding Classes

by Mark Carter 8/11/2015 02:57 pm

More than 1,300 Arkansas high-school students signed up over the summer for online computer coding education, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday.