Small Business Archive

Lottery Scholarship Has Evolved Since Halter's First Proposal

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

It was late 2005 or early 2006, Bill Halter recalled, and he had decided to run for lieutenant governor. His vision was to rally Arkansans to a cause: a lottery to provide money for college scholarships.

Hidden Figures (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Companies provide 401(k) plans for all the right reasons, but in doing so, employers also take on a fiduciary responsibility for making smart choices.

Level the Playing Field (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/23/2017 12:00 am

An injustice is being done to retailers in Arkansas, the local mom-and-pop enterprises that bring life to any town's Main Street, an injustice that also hurts local government. That is the inability of states to collect sales taxes on online purchases.

Video: Daisy To Expand Rogers Plant, Create 25 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2017 12:41 pm

Gamo Outdoor USA and Daisy Outdoor Products, with Gov. Asa Hutchinson, announced on Wednesday plans to expand the Daisy plant in Rogers and create 25 jobs over the next two years.

Vixiar Medical Names New CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2017 01:17 pm

Vixiar Medical of Annapolis, Maryland, announces the appointment of Kevin Thibodeau as its CEO, effective immediately.

SPONSORED: Four Essential Team Members Every New Business Needs

by 1/17/2017 08:00 am

Forming the proper team and doing your research are vital to getting a new business off the ground. Here are the four teammates you have to recruit first.

State Chamber Drafting Bill to Clarify Marijuana Law for Employers

by Sarah Campbell 1/16/2017 11:07 am

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus of Little Rock are working on legislation to clarify elements of the state's new medical marijuana law.

Tacos 4 Life Building New Restaurant in Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 09:31 am

Tacos 4 Life Grill of Conway announced Friday that it would break ground in the spring on a new restaurant on West Sunset Avenue in Springdale, between Buffalo Wild Wings and Freddy's Frozen Custard.

American Household Debt Rises in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Total household debt in the United States rose by $63 billion to $12.35 trillion, a 0.5 percent increase, during the third quarter of 2016 compared with second-quarter 2016. That's according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which issued its latest “Quarterly Report on Household Debt & Credit” Nov. 30.

Former Razorback Ryan Hale Shifts to New Career Planning Bike Trails

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

After five-plus years as a program officer at the Walton Family Foundation, Ryan Hale has left to start his own consulting company.

JobShare App Links People, Odd Jobs

by Sarah Campbell 1/16/2017 12:00 am

The new JobShare smartphone app, launched in November, isn't just a way to hire people to do your odd jobs. It's also a business opportunity, owner William Jones tells Arkansas Business.

Metroplan Report Predicts Growth in Tech Sector

by Sarah Campbell 1/9/2017 10:46 am

Metroplan releases its 2016 Economic Review and Outlook, noting economic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

WER Architects/Planners Opens NWA Office

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 10:09 am

WER Architects/Planners announces the opening of its northwest Arkansas office at a temporary location, 2241 Green Acres Road in Fayetteville.

SPONSORED: Four Ways To Fight For Progress In 2017

by 1/9/2017 08:00 am

Measured steps in certain areas of your life can lead to a better you in the coming year.

Bark Bar To Bring Hair of the Dog to SoMa

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Bark Bar, the dream of a couple of dog-loving Little Rock women, is several steps closer to reality.

The Sales Tax: Consumers Get It (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 1/9/2017 12:00 am

If voters know exactly what a sales tax is for — a new jail or community center or fire station, an economic development incentive for a new factory, a local road project — the likelihood local voters will support the local tax is greatly increased.

Dennis Jungmeyer Retires, Reflects on 38 Years at AADA

by Sarah Campbell 1/3/2017 01:47 pm

Dennis Jungmeyer, outgoing president of the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association, has retired after 38 years. Here, he offers some insight into a industry poised for change.

U.S. Pizza to Open in Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/3/2017 09:40 am

U.S. Pizza Co. of Arkansas will open a new restaurant this summer in Jonesboro.

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

In the Workplace 2017: LGBT Rights and Immigration Law Compliance

by Michelle Kaemmerling and Neemah Esmaeilpour 12/30/2016 07:00 am

A look at two important employment issues that could arise next year.

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