Small Business Archive

G.C. Evans, Sleeve Seal Investing $6.4M, Creating 43 Jobs

by Alexis Hosticka 10/3/2016 10:44 am

G.C. Evans Sales and Manufacturing and Sleeve Seal say they will invest a combined $6.4 million to expand operations in Little Rock and create 43 new jobs.

Northwest Arkansas Egg Farmers Turned Out to Pasture

by Marty Cook 10/3/2016 12:00 am

A collapsed egg market and a contract loophole with their integrator have some egg producers in northwest Arkansas and east Oklahoma worried about survival.

Marketers Don Hale, Kirby Williams Work Bankers' Hours

by Kyle Massey 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Last month, word got around that Don Hale and Kirby Williams were stepping back from their firms to become marketing chiefs at banks — Hale at Citizens Bank of Batesville and Williams at Stone Bank of Mountain View, working out of Little Rock.

What Small Businesses Need to Know About Cyber Attacks (Commentary)

by Rodney Moore and Quinten Whiteside 9/28/2016 09:11 am

Small-business owners might think, incorrectly, that cyber security issues apply only to big business. Here are three actions every small business should consider now to prepare for a cyber attack.

US Consumer Confidence Jumps in September

by Associated Press 9/27/2016 11:47 am

U.S. consumer confidence in September rose to the highest level in nine years, a hopeful sign that economic growth will accelerate in coming months.

Latin Dance Club To Take Lead on Juanita's River Market Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Sarah and Jorge Gutierrez plan to open Little Rock Salsa in the location that once housed Juanita's restaurant.

UAMS Cures RxResults' One-Sided Contract

by Mark Friedman 9/26/2016 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has corrected a contract that for nearly eight years gave a private company the exclusive right to market UAMS' intellectual property and resulted in no royalty payments for UAMS.

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 11:35 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

Batesville Impact Plan Living Up to Its Name

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Fresh eyes, strategic planning, youthful energy and cold, hard cash are shaking up Batesville, a college town on the jagged edge of the Ozarks that is burdened with many of the same challenges as the Delta that's just minutes away.

Structural Work, Other Items Add $360K to Tech Park Cost

by Sarah Campbell 9/15/2016 10:19 am

Renovations to the future home of the Little Rock Tech Park could cost nearly $360,000 more than expected and its opening may be delayed, the park's director says.

WattGlass of Fayetteville Gets $679K SunShot Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2016 02:07 pm

WattGlass of Fayetteville gets a $679,413 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to help commercialize its anti-reflective glass coating technology.

Innovation Hub Announces Kickoff of Inaugural I-Fund Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2016 09:52 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub of North Little Rock says eight teams representing five universities kicked off the inaugural 12-week I-Fund program in Fayetteville over the weekend.

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come.

Growler USA Franchise On Tap for Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

A Bentonville couple seeking to ride the microbrew wave has signed on as franchisees with Growler USA, a 2-year-old craft brew franchise that calls itself “America's Microbrew Pub.”

TEDx Coming Back to Little Rock (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 9/12/2016 12:00 am

You may not agree with what you hear at a TEDx conference, but you will learn something new. You may not get the full picture — since speakers are given 18 minutes — but you will be escorted into territory occupied by that speaker that is likely to be new, controversial and challenging.

SPONSORED: Small Business Loans: What Do Banks Want To See?

by 9/8/2016 12:00 am

Basic steps can help entrepreneurs win over lenders.

Applications For 2017 FinTech Accelerator Now Open

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2016 12:22 pm

Startups can now apply through Oct. 31 to participate in the Venture Center's 2017 FinTech Accelerator, which has been extended until 2018 to the tune of $2 million.

Common Issues That Make Startups Sputter (Rodney Moore Commentary)

by Rodney Moore 9/6/2016 04:20 pm

In Arkansas and elsewhere, the mechanisms of creation, promotion and distribution of ideas and products are at the fingertips of most people. But many startups miss their opportunity because they sputter before they start.

B&B Solutions Sold in Deluxe Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Printing company B&B Solutions of Mabelvale was sold last month to Deluxe Corp. of Shoreview, Minnesota.

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25.