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Arkansas Investor Kristian Andersen Part of $35M High Alpha Launch

by Mark Carter 6/10/2015 04:11 pm

Arkansas tech entrepreneur and investor Kristian Andersen is part of a group of prominent national founders who have launched High Alpha, a "venture studio" conceived to launch and scale tech startups.

Former ARK Challenge Startup Pivots, Becomes Wyzerr

by Mark Carter 6/10/2015 02:57 pm

Wyzerr, founded last year as the result of a pivot by Innovate Arkansas and ARK Challenge firm Sooligan, pitched its consumer insights platform Wednesday at the 1 Million Cups program at the Venture Center in Little Rock.

Little Rock's Hark Adds Former Windstream Manager

by Mark Carter 6/9/2015 02:08 pm

Hark, a Little Rock media company, has named former Windstream manager, Scott Davis, as its chief technology officer and co-founder.

AETN Offers 'Agri Arkansas' Professional Development Course

by Associated Press 6/9/2015 06:54 am

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is now offering professional development courses based on the local production "Agri Arkansas."

Little Rock's Cross Gunter Seeks Woman-Owned Status

by Austin Duvall 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus, a Little Rock law firm specializing in labor, employment and civil rights defense, is close to being recognized as a woman-owned business.

Batesville Chamber To Announce Planning Strategy for Independence County

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce with partners Lyon College and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will announce Wednesday the start of strategic planning for Independence County.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

Roller Funeral Homes Moves Three to Manager Roles (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Angelia Cunningham, Jim Anding and Mike Frazier have been promoted to manager positions at three Roller Funeral Homes locations.

Nerdies Launches Blur State Coding School in NWA

by Mark Carter 6/2/2015 01:32 pm

Nerdies founder Brad Harvey said Blur State was created to be an intensive coding boot camp for adults looking to enter the information technology field in areas such as computer programming, design and business analysis.

Innovate Arkansas Firms Experiencing Success

by Mark Carter 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Since its inception in 2007, Innovate Arkansas has counseled and mentored hundreds of Arkansas tech startups, placing them in position to succeed and create high-paying jobs. With about 85 currently active client companies, IA continues to nurture tech entrepreneurs and help grow the state's budding tech startup ecosystem.

Hayseed Ventures Aiming for $6 Million Investment

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

John James, the Acumen Brands founder, is in the process of raising $6 million for his new company, Hayseed Ventures LLC in Fayetteville.

Saline County Home Sales Fuel Biggest Move on List of Top Real Estate Agencies

by George Waldon 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Baxley-Penfield-Moudy Realtors of Bryant made the biggest climb up the list, moving to No. 12 with sales volume of $107.4 million.

Vendors Irked by Unpaid Bourbon & Boots Invoices

by Sean Beherec 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Assets of Little Rock retail website Bourbon & Boots were sold to a new acquisition company last month, and that has left some of its vendors wondering whether they will be paid for merchandise sold under the previous ownership.

John and Emily McCaskill Gaiser of Pennsylvania Trading Co. on The State of Estate Sales

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

John and Emily McCaskill Gaiser are the owners of Pennsylvania Trading Co. of Little Rock, an estate sale company founded in 2009.

The Ignorant American (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Ignorance is bliss, or so they say, but ignorance can also be dangerous. Ask Luis Lang, a 49-year-old who made a comfortable living as a self-employed handyman, who ignored the law requiring him to buy health insurance — and then discovered what happens to diabetics who don't take care of themselves.

Presenting the 18 Most Expensive Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

A list of seven-digit home sales in the northwest corner of the state, Benton and Washington counties.

14 Most Expensive Home Sales of 2014 in Pulaski County

by Mark Friedman 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County remained flat in 2014. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, the same figure as in 2013. But 2015 could see more $1 million homes sold.

UA Team Wins Tri-State Governor's Cup Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2015 10:16 am

Kordate Solutions from the University of Arkansas won the graduate division of the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Governor's Cup business-plan competition in Las Vegas.

Jeff Amerine: 'Open Innovation' Model Can Work for Entire State

by Mark Carter 5/28/2015 02:03 pm

IA adviser Jeff Amerine of Startup Junkie Consulting told a gathering of the state's entrepreneurship and innovation movers and shakers that an "open innovation" model can work for Arkansas.

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