Small Business Archive

US Chamber of Commerce Sees Many Risks For 2016

by Associated Press 1/14/2016 11:30 am

America's most influential business lobby says American businesses are facing numerous risks and few upsides as they enter 2016.

Tech Park Readying for Tenants, Potential Fall Opening

by Mark Carter 1/14/2016 09:03 am

The Little Rock Technology Park is expected to begin filling up as soon as it opens, which Director Brent Birch thinks could happen by November.

Nancy Gray of UAMS BioVentures Joins Tech Park Board

by Mark Carter 1/12/2016 09:44 am

Nancy Gray, director of the BioVentures startup incubator at UAMS, is appointed to the board of the Little Rock Technology Park, and vice chair Kevin Zaffaroni has been reappointed.

Smaller ‘Boutique' PR Firms Popping Up

by Mark Carter 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Last week's official launch of Aarch Communications shines a light on the continuing rise of small “boutique” firms specializing in public relations, social media, communications and related fields.

Local Experts Say Print Media Still Relevant

by Mark Carter 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Three longtime local printers share their take on the future of traditional print media, the backbone on which their businesses were founded decades ago.

2016: The Year of Oil (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 1/11/2016 12:00 am

For the new year, a confluence of oil-related realities suggests a pervasive impact on the economy in general, and consumer behavior in particular.

Arkansas Hospitals Keep Buying Physician Clinics

by George Waldon and Gwen Moritz 1/11/2016 12:00 am

When hospitals buy physician clinics, the results are mixed. But the trend, which is as evident in Arkansas as it is nationally, shows no signs of going away.

New Residential Development Underway at Downtown Hot Springs

by Alexis Hosticka 1/8/2016 11:32 am

Downtown Hot Springs had a big 2015, marked by new investment following the Majestic Hotel fire in 2014, and 2016 could bring more residential real estate projects to the Spa City.

Conference to Focus on Investment in Delta

by Mark Carter 1/6/2016 09:13 am

The Delta Regional Authority is partnering with the White House Rural Council to host the Rural Opportunity Investment Conference Jan. 11-12 in West Memphis and Memphis.

Ghidotti Communications Ends ERI Partnership, Moves to Regions Center

by Mark Carter 1/5/2016 11:00 am

Ghidotti Communications of Little Rock has ended its strategic partnership with advertising agency Eric Rob & Isaac and opened new offices on the 29th floor of the Regions Bank Center, Natalie Ghidotti said Tuesday.

Iron Yard, Innovate Arkansas to Offer Coding Scholarships

by Mark Carter 1/5/2016 09:53 am

The Iron Yard coding school and Innovate Arkansas will partner to offer $30,000 in scholarships to applicants in the school's front-end and back-end engineering sessions set to begin in February.

Metroplan Report Predicts Job Growth in Health Care

by Alexis Hosticka 1/4/2016 10:14 am

Metroplan on Monday released its 2015 Economic Review and Outlook, noting economic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2015: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/4/2016 12:00 am

This week, for the second time, Arkansas Business offers a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2015's “Executive Q&A” features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2016.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2015 07:59 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Friday, New Year's Day.

In the Workplace 2016: LGBT Rights and Exempt Employees

by Stuart Jackson and Michelle Kaemmerling 12/31/2015 07:57 am

This year brought significant developments in several laws that affect LGBT employees. And soon new Department of Labor rules on exempt employees will go into effect, and many employers will be scrambling.

In the Workplace 2016: Social Media and Right-to-Work Laws

by John Davis and Jane Kim 12/30/2015 07:09 am

The right-to-work laws may be under attack by the NLRB. And increasing use of social media can present challenges for employers.

In the Workplace 2016: Affordable Care Act and Foreign Workers

by Delanna Padilla and Neemah Esmaeilpour 12/29/2015 06:36 am

Payment for the employer mandate officially kicks in during 2016. And H-1B non-immigrant visas are increasingly difficult to secure.

A Look at the 'Life Changing' Oxford American with Editor Eliza Borné

by Mark Carter 12/29/2015 06:36 am

The Oxford American has made its hay telling stories of the South, and it'll continue to do so under the watch of new editor Eliza Borné. The 29-year-old Little Rock native talks to Arkansas Business.

In the Workplace 2016: Active Shooters and Employment Applications

by Troy Price and Regina Young 12/28/2015 08:00 am

Has anyone at your business seriously thought about what to do if there is an active shooter on premises? Should employers be forbidden from inquiring about the criminal records of prospective employees in the early stages of the hiring process?

Sibling Land Dispute, Glasgow Discovery Drove Clicks in 2015

by Lance Turner 12/21/2015 12:01 am

A long-running sibling dispute involving the national president of Ducks Unlimited that culminated in a multimillion-dollar land sale was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2015.