Small Business Archive

SEC Commisssioner to Speak at Little Rock Chamber's Annual Meeting

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/22/2017 11:21 am

The Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its 152nd Annual Meeting from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Statehouse Convention Center's Wally Allen Ballroom.

Arkansas Unemployment Increases to 3.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2017 09:55 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in October rose to 3.6 percent from 3.5 percent in September, but it was still lower than the 4 percent reported for October 2016.

Westbridge Apartments Add Up to $5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Two pieces of a Little Rock apartment project combined for deals totaling $5 million.

Craft Brews Make Home in Fort Smith

by Jan Cottingham 11/13/2017 12:00 am

It was love that brought Quentin Willard back to Fort Smith, and it was love that led him, with business partner Brooke Elder, to found Fort Smith Brewing Co.

Simon Announces New Retailers at McCain Mall

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2017 09:57 am

Simon Property Group Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana, announced Wednesday the arrival of five new retailers at McCain Mall in North Little Rock and relocation of one retailer to a remodeld space in the mall.

Laundromat Sold for $625K Tops Real Estate Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2017 10:52 am

A closed laundromat on an almost half-acre lot tops out a round of real estate deals.

Get Tickets for the Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame Ceremony

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/8/2017 10:02 am

Tickets are available for the second annual Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Robinson Center in Little Rock.

Retired IBM Executive Joins Ecoark's Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/8/2017 09:23 am

Ecoark Holdings Inc., which is set to be renamed Zest Technologies Inc., announced Wednesday that former IBM executive Michael Green has joined the company's board of directors.

In an Online Era, Brown's Graduation Thrives on Face-to-Face Sales

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 11/8/2017 09:12 am

Brown's Graduation of Jonesboro, a family-owned company that supplies regalia to 75 area schools and about 10,000 students each year, is on the cusp of its 65th graduating class.

Rock City Harley-Davidson to Move to Gateway Town Center

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/7/2017 03:55 pm

Riverbike of Arkansas LLC, parent company of Rock City Harley-Davidson, closed on a $2.4 million purchase of a 5.5-acre lot at the Gateway Town Center in Little Rock.

Slideshow: Lloyd McCracken Jr., Steve Nelson Receive Lifetime Honors at CFO Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 10:21 am

Lloyd McCracken Jr., CFO of Fowler Foods Inc. of Jonesboro, and Steve Nelson, former vice president and controller of Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock, were honored with lifetime achievement awards at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year luncheon.

Lauren James Raises $1.16M in Stock Offering

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Lauren James Enterprises Inc. of Fayetteville recently raised $1.16 million in a stock offering, according to its filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Minority-Owned Firms Experience Increase in '15

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 12:00 am

The number of minority-owned employer firms in the United States rose by about 4.9 percent in 2015.

Arkansas Year-to-Date Revenue Misses Forecast by $36M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/2/2017 10:17 am

Arkansas revenue collected during the first four months of the fiscal year was up 1.3 percent from the same period last year, but $36 million below forecast, according to a monthly report.

$2M Worth of Property Sold In October

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/1/2017 01:53 pm

Law officers, a warehouse, a shopping center and other property in central Arkansas changed hands in October.

UA Pesticide Expert Asks Congress to Continue Funding Farmer-to-Farmer Program

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/1/2017 09:41 am

A pesticide expert at the UA Cooperative Extension Service involved in Winrock International's Farmer-to-Farmer program testifies before Congress on why funding for the program should continue.

Arlington Owner Announces Completion of Independent Study

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2017 09:31 am

Sky Capital Group LP, owner of the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa in Hot Springs, says Cromwell Architects Engineers of Little Rock has completed a certified study to address the hotel's structural concerns.

Heirs of Homer's Restaurant Settle Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

An ugly legal dispute involving the family of the late Homer Connell, founder of Homer's Restaurant in east Little Rock, has been settled, according to a filing in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Holiday Island Holdings Inc. Continues Quest for Assets

by George Waldon 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Holiday Island Holdings Inc., the state's least-known public company, is on the hunt for assets. Revenue would be nice too.

Poverty Rate Drops to 17.2 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The official poverty rate in the United States stood at 12.7 percent in 2016. In Arkansas, the poverty rate stood at 17.2 percent.