Small Business Archive

Embrace These Tech Investments (Heather Albright Expert Advice)

by Heather Albright 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Technology is transforming nearly every industry, causing disruption that often creates unforeseen challenges to business models. Companies that ignore technology, rather than embracing it, could become irrelevant.

Vixiar Medical Raises $1.5M to Produce First Product

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2017 12:56 pm

Vixiar Medical Inc. of Annapolis, Maryland, announced Friday that it has raised seed round financing of over $1.5 million. Vixiar is a portfolio company of VIC Technology Venture Development of Fayetteville.

Governor, Business Mark Phase One of A-State Innovation System

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 7/21/2017 11:40 am

Regional business leaders, government officials and Arkansas State University employees gathered in downtown Jonesboro this week to launch the Garage, the first phase of A-State Innovation System.

Ozark Integrated Circuits Gets $750K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2017 10:02 am

Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc. of Fayetteville gets a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force to develop electronics packaging and assembly systems for controls in jet engines.

WordsWorth Books Turns Page with New Owners

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Lia Lent and Tom McGowan, both of Little Rock, have bought the much-loved, long-lived independent bookstore from Jean Cazort. Its new name will be the slightly different Wordsworth Bookstore.

Municipal League Seeks Special Session to Collect Online Sales Tax

by Mark Friedman 7/17/2017 12:00 am

It may be futile, but several Arkansas cities are urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to hold a special session to pass legislation to force out-of-state online retailers to start collecting sales taxes.

ASBTDC To Host 'Doing Business With NASA' Event July 20

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2017 02:57 pm

Small businesses can learn about how to become NASA suppliers, subcontractors or service providers at "Doing Business with NASA" on July 20 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Arkansas Side of Texarkana Struggling with Dropping Alcohol Sales

by Karl Richter, Texarkana Gazette 7/11/2017 12:46 pm

Its beer and wine monopoly broken and grip on hard liquor sales slipping, Texarkana, Ark., faces a new economic reality that threatens both business and government.

Backwoods Bumpers, Chandler Truck Accessories Merge

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2017 10:56 am

Backwoods Bumpers Custom Fabrication of Fayetteville has merged with Chandler Truck Accessories of Springdale, a move the companies said would expand manufacturing capabilities for their line of off-road aftermarket steel bumpers.

SPONSORED: Three Principles of Practical Business Planning

by 7/11/2017 08:00 am

Building a model through good research can help project success or failure.

Hot Springs Accentuates The Offbeat to Its Marketing Allure

by Kyle Massey 7/10/2017 12:00 am

So what does an inventive and industrious tourism marketer do when he already has many of the state's top attractions? In Hot Springs, one answer is coming up with weirder, stranger things.

Hot Springs Sees Boom in Craft Beer Breweries

by Jan Cottingham 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Tapping into Hot Springs thermal culture, the craft brewing industry in Spa City is hot.

Welcome, and Stay Awhile (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/10/2017 12:00 am

A couple of recent stories in these pages bring home the lesson that a city can prosper by embracing and encouraging its transplants.

Windamere, Markham House Lead Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

A 109-unit multifamily project in southwest Little Rock and a 73-room hotel in midtown Little Rock highlight a group of eleven recent multimillion-dollar transactions in Pulaski County.

Plans for Bathhouse Hotel, Outdoor Spas, Bike Trails Percolate in Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

News is bubbling up in Hot Springs, where Mayor Pat McCabe and his wife, Ellen, are planning a boutique hotel in the Hale Bathhouse and the city is brainstorming on what to do with the site of the old Majestic Hotel.

Small-Business CEOs, Your 401(k) Plan Matters (Tim Quillin Expert Advice)

by Tim Quillin 7/10/2017 12:00 am

In every facet of 401(k) plans, fees are declining. There are three primary hands in the 401(k) cookie jar: recordkeepers/third-party administrators, investment funds and advisers.

5 Ways You Can Say It With Positive Language (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Have you ever considered how you ask a co-worker or customer to stop doing something? Do you ask in a positive or negative way? Consider restating your message using positive language.

Atkins Chronicle's Obituary, 123 Years in the Making

by Kyle Massey 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Billy Reeder thought he was rescuing the Atkins Chronicle when he took it over at the end of May. A month later, he was shuttering the 123-year-old weekly newspaper, the oldest operating business in the Pope County town.

Hill, McHenry: CHOICE Act Will Help Community Banks, Fintech Startups

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/7/2017 04:53 pm

The priorities of two congressmen supporting the Financial CHOICE Act are to offer community banks on “off ramp” from Dodd-Frank regulations, better define systemically important banks and bring accountability as well as transparency to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Little Rock Ranks 9th of 14 on Economic Report Card

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/6/2017 12:39 pm

The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area ranked ninth out of 14 MSAs in the region, according to the Fourth Annual Metropolitan Little Rock Economic Report Card.

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