Small Business Archive

Wal-Mart VP: Human Resources Management Evolves With Technology

by Marty Cook 11/11/2015 09:50 am

Managing human resources, like just about every other facet of running a business, has changed with and because of technology.

Jeff Standridge of Newly Launched Cadron Creek Capital Talks Conway Investment

by Mark Carter 11/11/2015 09:34 am

Acxiom Vice President Jeff Standridge believes Conway is overdue to make its own mark on the state's tech startup ecosystem and hopes his new fund can help.

AEDC Hosts Workshops for Minority Business Owners

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2015 09:07 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission's Small and Minority Business Division will host two workshops this month geared toward minority business owners.

Hart Construction, Cone Group Announce Alliance

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2015 10:08 am

Hart Construction of Searcy and The Cone Group, a commercial contractor in Little Rock, have announced a professional alliance to form Hart Cone.

Field Agent Finds Veterans Do Appreciate Marketing Support

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Field Agent of Fayetteville posted a blog that revealed the results of its latest survey, in which it asked veterans for their thoughts on companies' military marketing and promotions.

Lofty Labs Gains Height in Fayetteville Square

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Lofty Labs, a Web development consultancy, moved in late October to a third-floor space at 1 E. Center Street on the downtown Fayetteville Square.

Leading From The Front on Ex-Im Bank (Randy Zook Commentary)

by Randy Zook 11/6/2015 08:18 am

The U.S. House overwhelmingly voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, which supported more than $250 billion in U.S. exports and 1.3 million American jobs since 2009.

Downtown Springdale Alliance Hires First Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 04:10 pm

The Downtown Springdale Alliance hired Misty Murphy to be the organization's first executive director.

Officials Break Ground in Bentonville for $21M 8W Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 02:36 pm

Developers began construction this week on the $21 million, six-story 8W Center at 8th and Walton Boulevard across from the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. headquarters in Bentonville.

Wingfield, Roberts Honored for Lifetime Achievement at CFO of the Year Event

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 10:04 am

Gena Wingfield, CFO of Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, and Bob Roberts, CFO at Baptist Health in Little Rock, were honored with lifetime achievement awards at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year luncheon on Wednesday.

Venture Center, UALR Partner on '2 Days to Startup'

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 11:15 am

The program brings business professionals, entrepreneurs and students together for a problem-solving competition in which participants create products and services.

Tina McCord Wins InnovateHER Competition at Innovation Hub

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 10:21 am

Tina McCord's Zuni Learning Tree was named the winner of the first InnovateHER contest held at the Innovation Hub in North Little Rock.

Team SI Adds CTO Position, Expands Services

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 09:03 am

Little Rock digital marketing firm Team SI has added Alex Hood as its new chief technology officer and announced an expansion of services to include custom-built analytics.

Fayetteville Chamber Buys Bradberry Building for $2.4M

by Marty Cook 11/4/2015 07:07 am

The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce has completed its purchase of the Bradberry Building at 21 W. Mountain St. on the downtown square.

Launch of HubX a Turning Point, Officials Say

by Mark Carter 11/3/2015 09:39 am

The launch of the HubX Life Sciences startup accelerator, announced Friday by Baptist Health and the Innovation Hub in partnership with Iron Yard Ventures, signals what many state officials believe is a turning point for the state's tech startup ecosystem.

Arvest Report: Consumer Sentiment Declines in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 11/3/2015 09:34 am

Arkansans' opinions about the economy have fallen since March, bringing a key consumer sentiment measure more in line with national attitudes, according to a new report sponsored by Arvest Bank.

Little Rock's iProv Acquires Lucky Mule Marketing

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:52 pm

Little Rock digital marketing firm iProv LLC has acquired Lucky Mule Marketing of Little Rock. President and CEO RJ Martino of iProv said his firm made the move to expand its digital strategy services and marketing expertise. The price of the sale was not disclosed.

Sumotext Adding Clients, Making Home in Downtown LR

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Little Rock mobile messaging provider Sumotext recently landed another major national client: Avis/Budget Group.

Utilities' Programs Offer Businesses Incentives for Saving Energy

by Jan Cottingham 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Energy is money, and businesses in Arkansas are saving both by taking advantage of energy-efficiency programs sponsored by the state's electric and gas utility companies.

Baptist Health, Innovation Hub to Launch Health Care Accelerator

by Mark Carter 10/30/2015 03:29 pm

The program will launch with five to 10 startups, each of which will receive seed money of $25,000 to $50,000 and will also qualify for additional back-end investments.