Small Business Archive

Bourbon & Boots Acquires Tales from the South

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2016 01:48 pm

Bourbon & Boots, the "Southern-inspired lifestyle brand" based in North Little Rock, has acquired the public radio show Tales from the South, the company officially announced.

Update: Ed's Custom Bakery Says It Will Reopen in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2016 11:44 am

Ed's Custom Bakery, a longtime and popular bakery in Conway, has shut its doors but will reopen next week under new management.

Dallas Cowboys Executive to Speak at North Little Rock Chamber Banquet

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 01:43 pm

Dallas Cowboys executive Charlotte Jones Anderson will speak at the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce's 31st Annual Banquet on Thursday, March 10 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Arkansas Trucking Featured in Washington Post Story

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

A recent item in the Washington Post about driver retention in the trucking industry mentioned several Arkansas sources.

East Little Rock's 'Innovation Alley' Drawing Grit, Funk Lovers

by George Waldon 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Margaret McEntire has found herself in the midst of a second redevelopment wave in downtown Little Rock. A player on the River Market scene since 1999, McEntire is now hosting change instead of making it happen.

StudioMAIN Developing LR Financial Quarter

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Aiming to help downtown revitalization reach its true potential, a nonprofit group called StudioMAIN has unveiled plans to market an area of downtown it's calling the Financial Quarter.

Facebook Posts Raise Questions For Employers

by Mark Friedman 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in December that a woman who was fired for posting “arguably” critical comments about her employer on Facebook could receive unemployment benefits. It's the latest decision in an escalating legal war between employment and social media.

Architect Kyle Cook Says Jonesboro Region's Growth Keeps Him Close to Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Kyle Cook, president of Brackett Krennerich & Associates, says broad experience is the ticket to working in northeast Arkansas.

Small Businesses, Hospitals Strive to Serve Fitness Market in Jonesboro

by George Jared 1/29/2016 11:14 am

The need to sustain a healthier lifestyle among Americans is growing, and businesses in Jonesboro are lining up to serve that market.

NOWDiagnostics Moves Production to Arkansas, Could Hire 12 This Year

by Marty Cook 1/26/2016 04:43 pm

NOWDiagnostics of Springdale expects to hire as many as 12 new employees in the coming year, the company said Tuesday.

Holiday Retail Sales Grow 3 Percent in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Holiday sales in the United States increased 3 percent to $626.1 billion in 2015, less than the predicted growth of 3.7 percent, the National Retail Federation reported earlier this month.

Artisan Food Sees Growth In Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 1/25/2016 12:00 am

These retailers — who sometimes are also wholesalers — make food in part to make connections and to preserve local culture and traditional methods. In the process, they've turned into employers and a source of jobs. They're business people; they're entrepreneurs.

Indiana Firm Pays $4.3M for 17.7 Acres (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Watermark Residential of Indianapolis bought 17.7 acres at the northeast corner of Steele Boulevard and Van Asche Drive in Fayetteville for $4.3 million.

More Moe's On the Way, Owner Says

by Jan Cottingham 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Melanie Hoggard, owner of six Moe's Southwest Grill locations in Arkansas, is planning to roll out three more Moe's in the next two years: in Fayetteville and Jonesboro with the third location to be determined, but potentially Fort Smith.

'Better Late Than Never' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Reactions were swift to Wal-Mart's recent announcement that it will promptly close 269 stores, including all 102 experimental Walmart Express locations.

A Master Class in Feedback (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Every year, aspiring singers participate in auditions for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Judges provide feedback to each of the singers. Most of the conversations were great examples of powerful feedback, delivered with skill and impact.

Fayetteville Firm Receives Federal Grant for Spinal Fusion Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2016 11:13 am

Fayetteville's OsteoVantage has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant of $150,000 to further development of its system of spinal instrumentation that enhances new bone formation.

Little Rock Chamber Appoints Paul Latture as VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2016 03:25 pm

The Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Paul Latture will begin work immediately as vice president of economic development as well as executive director of the Metro Little Rock Alliance.

John Owens to Lead North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce

by Lance Turner 1/20/2016 12:34 pm

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce announces John Owens as its new president and CEO, replacing Terry Hartwick, who is taking over management of the city's parks and recreation department.

Treatsie Names Kelli Marks Digital Content Manager

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2016 10:24 am

Artisan sweets startup Treatsie announced Tuesday it has hired Sweet Love Bakes founder Kelli Marks as head of digital content. Treatsie helps consumers discover artisan sweets from all over the country through a monthly subscription box and an online marketplace.