Small Business Archive

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

SpotRight's Todd Greer on the Marketing Dynamics of Social Media

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Todd Greer heads SpotRight, a consumer insights and analytics company based in Little Rock and Boulder. He previously spent 15 years at Acxiom Corp., serving as SVP responsible for its global data line of business, which represented almost one-third of Acxiom's $1 billion-plus annual revenue.

David's Burgers Now Looking Toward Fall Opening in River Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

David “Alan” Bubbus, owner of the Little Rock mini-chain David's Burgers, is hoping to open the David's in the River Market in September or October. But first he has to finish converting an outdoor seating area into a common area for visitors to Ottenheimer Market Hall.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

by Gwen Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community.

FIS, Governor Extend VC FinTech Accelerator Program to 2018

by Sarah Campbell 8/3/2016 02:43 pm

FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday that they aim to extend the VC FinTech Accelerator program until 2018.

Historic Melba Theater in Batesville Reopens Aug. 12

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2016 12:07 pm

One of the state's oldest theaters, the Melba Theater in Batesville, will reopen Aug. 12 with a grand opening, red carpet gala thanks to the restoration efforts of owners Janelle and Joe Shell and Mandi and Adam Curtwright.

James at the Mill Partners With Chef Shuttle

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 02:46 pm

James at the Mill's Ozark Plateau Cuisine is now available for delivery from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through Chef Shuttle, the restaurant announced Monday.

Maumelle T-Shirt Maker Featured in Google Report

by Sarah Campbell 8/1/2016 10:35 am

Maumelle T-shirt maker Rock City Outfitters was recently featured in Google's 2015 Economic Impact Report after its use of the internet giant's analytics tool helped Rock City learn more about its customer base.

Fort Smith Family Accused of Food Stamp Fraud Focus of Additional Investigations

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. government recently filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court in the Western District to keep the money it took from Raja Zaman and his son, Haroon “Harry” Zaman, who owns several Fort Smith convenience stores.

Sissy Jones Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Women's Jewelry Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2016 10:03 am

Sissy Jones, owner of Arkansas-based Sissy's Log Cabin, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's Jewelry Association at the association's annual Awards for Excellence gala on July 25.

Parkview Medical Building Changes Hands in $5M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Medical condo space in midtown Little Rock and a 140-bed nursing home in south Pulaski County were just two recent property deals exchanged in multimillion-dollar transactions.

Buffalo Brewing Ready To Take Wing in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Buffalo Brewing is an outgrowth of the Water Buffalo, a retailer of supplies for hobby beer and winemakers, cheese makers and specialty gardeners (think hydroponic) at 106 S. Rodney Parham Road.

Banker Randy Scott Plays Part on East Arkansas Farm Team

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Randy Scott is the president and chief operating officer of Farmers Bank & Trust in Blytheville. A 26-year veteran of banking, he has worked the last 16 years at Farmers.

‘Pokemon Go' and Social Marketing (Ross Cranford Expert Advice)

by Ross Cranford 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Social savvy restaurateurs and tourism destinations have begun to lure “Pokemon” players with special offers. The hardest part of the consumer funnel has often been that last step along the way getting customers to your door.

North Little Rock Apartment Land Draws $2.8M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Richardson Properties LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased the undeveloped 64.5-acre tract adjoining Foothills Apartments at 2401 Lakeview Road.

Dallas Entrepreneur: Hubs Can Connect Startups With Experts, Experience

by Sarah Campbell 7/22/2016 02:24 pm

More than 100 people, including more than 20 mayors from across the state, attended Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola's first Mayor's Summit on Entrepreneurship on Friday.

Arkansas Small Business & Tech Development Center Gets $200,000 Grant

by Sarah Campbell 7/22/2016 10:59 am

The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center gets a $200,000 grant to provide consulting services to entrepreneurs seeking funding through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

Chip's Barbeque Falls Off Grill with Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Chip's Barbeque of Little Rock recently closed and filed for bankruptcy protection, listing $400,000 in debts.

Internet In Northwest Arkansas Feeling Stress

by Marty Cook 7/18/2016 12:00 am

No one is complaining about the population and economic growth in northwest Arkansas, but all that growth is putting strains on the area's infrastructure.

Colony West Apartments Draw $6.3 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/18/2016 12:00 am

A 126-unit apartment complex in west Little Rock weighed in at $6.3 million, and a Heights retail project tipped the scales at $1.34 million.