Small Business Archive

Alese Stroud on Why Succession Plans Don't Have to Be a Hard Act to Follow

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Alese Stroud, the CEO of Corporate Insight Strategy says the wave of baby boomer retirements could have a huge impact on the state.

Startups, Manufacturers Want City to Invest in Workforce Development

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/23/2018 10:25 am

Conway-area employers need talent, and the community should tell young people that they can snag high-paying jobs without a college degree, business owners and educators said during the Outlook Conway event this week.

Lingering Limbo: Businesses Uncertain About Tax Law Impact

by Associated Press 5/23/2018 09:47 am

Five months after massive federal tax changes became law, many small business owners still don't know whether they'll be winners or losers.

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B

by Gwen Moritz 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue.

Arkansas Sees 1.1 Percent Increase in GDP

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Real gross domestic product grew in 47 states and the District of Columbia in 2017, averaging 2.1 percent nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Arkansas' April Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2018 10:31 am

For the third consecutive month, Arkansas recorded the same jobless rate, and that rate is below the U.S. rate.

As Stodola Steps Aside, It's Time to Rethink Schools, Governance (Blake Rutherford Commentary)

by Blake Rutherford 5/17/2018 11:06 am

The possibility to become a bourgeoning city of the new and progressive American South rests at Little Rock's feet. It is time for our city to reach beyond its farthest branch.

Help Wanted, Desperately, Behind the Wheel

by Kyle Massey 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Butch Rice, the president and CEO of Stallion Transportation Group of Beebe, has been preaching about the driver shortage for years. But it's growing worse, he says.

Two Editors Lost In a Battered Industry

by Kyle Massey 5/14/2018 12:00 am

The Denver Post and the Log Cabin Democrat lost splendid editors this month, both exemplars of Arkansas journalism and former newsroom colleagues of mine.

Winrock's Commitment to Innovation Hub Questioned

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Former employees, including the executive director who resigned in February, fear the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is bound for financial failure two years after merging with Winrock International, but Winrock insists the doomsayers don't know what they are talking about.

Arkansas Food Has Champion in Kat Robinson

by Jan Cottingham 5/14/2018 12:00 am

By leveraging her education and professional experience, Kat Robinson has marketed her stories about Arkansas food and restaurants with great success.

In Trucking, Al Heringer IV Finds His Star Route

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Al Heringer IV, former Razorback and chairman of the Arkansas Trucking Association, looks at the industry's impact, and lessons learned.

Ozark Candies & Nuts Buys Land For New Facility

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/10/2018 11:31 am

Ozark Candies & Nuts plans to move its operations from a 1,851-SF building at 6311 Kelly Road on 1.44 acres in North Little Rock, a location where it doesn't have a retail store.

Leachville Staffing Firm Gets Square with Labor Department

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/10/2018 09:18 am

The U.S. Department of Labor says an Arkansas staffing company paid more than $708,000 to settle Fair Labor Standards Act violations — but one of the company's owners says he's not heard from the department about its investigation.

Jonesboro Rotary Club Marks 100 Years with Downtown Plaza

by Todd Traub 5/9/2018 12:44 pm

The Rotary Club of Jonesboro leads a $750,000 project to create Centennial Park in downtown Jonesboro.

Bid Procedures Shed Light on LED Pricing

by George Waldon 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Lighting specifications that favored a particular manufacturer added hundreds of thousands of dollars to the cost of the new Sylvan Hills High School and illuminated how much control architects, engineers and lighting wholesalers have over bid specs.

'Science Bob' May Be Blast at Arkansas Trucking Association Conference

by Marty Cook 5/7/2018 12:00 am

The organization is holding its annual conference May 16-17 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Its featured speaker this year is Bob Pflugfelder, better known to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” viewers as “Science Bob.”

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse.

AEDC To Host Two Free Workshops For Small Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/3/2018 12:50 pm

The Minority and Women-Owned Business Division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission will host two free workshops on May 16 at the AEDC's offices, 900 W. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock.

FIS, Venture Center Name Fintech Accelerator Participants

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/3/2018 10:28 am

Global financial services company FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and the Venture Center in Little Rock have named the 10 startup companies selected to participate in their 2018 VC FinTech Accelerator program.