Small Business Archive

Delta Challenge Pitch Contest Set for LR

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2015 10:09 am

A project of the Delta Regional Authority, the competition aims to attract entrepreneurs from Arkansas and the entire Delta region to pitch their ideas for a fellowship with the Delta Entrepreneurship Network.

Heartland Fund Wins Investment Award for Blue Oak Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/28/2015 11:16 am

Heartland Renaissance Fund of Little Rock, an affiliate of Arkansas Capital Corp., has received the 2015 Non-Metro Qualified Low Income Community Investment of the Year Award for its investment in Blue Oak Arkansas, an e-waste recycling project.

Small Business Health Insurance Program Launched

by Alexis Hosticka 10/28/2015 09:52 am

Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace will launch Arkansas SHOP, the small business health insurance options program state-based marketplace at 8 a.m. on Nov. 1.

Power Technology Installing Laser Projection System at Robinson Theater

by Mark Carter 10/27/2015 11:18 am

The theater will be the first in Arkansas to use a laser light engine for cimema projection and one of just a few cinemas in the world powered by laser light.

Cromwell, Moses Tucker See New Life at 6th and Shall

by Alexis Hosticka 10/26/2015 11:03 am

Cromwell Architects Engineers and Moses Tucker Real Estate are working together on what the firms call a new urban renewal and redevelopment project in downtown Little Rock.

QuBowl Awaits Quiz Results

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

QuBowl is an online training program that helps students from grade school to high school prepare for Quiz Bowl competitions. QuBowl's program allows students the flexibility to train in weak areas while allowing coaches to track the work habits and progress of their students.

Tandem WLR Sales Add Up to $6.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/26/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a trampoline park in west Little Rock weighed in at $3.43 million. Central Dental office on Chenal Parkway sold for $2.7 million. And a 20,316-SF retail center in southwest Little Rock changed hands in a $767,405 sale.

Oklahoma Investor Buys Mountain View Apartments in Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Raymond Merrill, through his Levi Storage Center LLC, paid $4.5 million for the 114-unit Mountain View Apartments on South Silverado Drive in Fayetteville. RCB Bank of Broken Arrow assisted the purchase with a loan of $3.825 million.

Alma's InvoTek Driven By People, Not Profit

by Mark Carter 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Tom Jakobs' InvoTek, a research-and-development firm in Alma that develops technology for people with disabilities, doesn't focus on profit but on the people it serves and the projects that help deliver that technology.

Nurse Practitioners & Health Care (Zachary Helms Commentary)

by Zachary Helms 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Nurse practitioners, or NPs, have different cost structures than physicians and are more likely to be drawn to rural areas as a result. Yet the current practice environment restricts the ability of NPs to provide care.

Entrepreneurial 'House of Genius' Lands in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 10/22/2015 10:47 am

Little Rock organizers behind House of Genius are serial entrepreneurs Bernie Baskin of Bespoke Media Group; Jordan Carlisle, formerly director of entrepreneurship at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce; and John Slattery.

Innovation Hub, EAST Initiative Receive Best Buy Grants for Tech Learning

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 04:01 pm

The Innovation Hub and the EAST Initiative have received grants from the Best Buy Foundation to support youth technology access and learning.

SFC Fluidics Receives Grant to Develop Pump System Used in Animal Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 03:53 pm

Fayetteville's SFC Fluidics has received a Phase 1 SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health for development of a wireless, implantable, rapid dosing delivery system for small-animal research.

Little Rock's Angel Eye Expands Network of NICU Cameras

by Mark Carter 10/20/2015 11:52 am

The tech startup installed 10 of its camera systems in the NICU at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, and it plans to install another 10 in the Connecticut Children's NICU at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.

Fayetteville's QBox Takes a Coffee Break, Moves Into New Suite

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

VentureBeat reported that Qbox received $2.4 million in funding in September. The money has come in handy because Qbox is hiring; CEO Mark Brandon said the company wants to add as many as 15 in the next year.

Social Media: A Business Essential (Jane Wayland Commentary)

by Jane Wayland 10/19/2015 12:00 am

The social media stewpot is continually evolving, creating a changing business environment where the ingredients constantly require a different dash of this and a pinch of that.

Political Fundraising Startup Raising Money, Profile

by Mark Carter 10/19/2015 12:00 am of Little Rock has signed on 300 campaigns — local, state and federal — over the past 90 days, more than 500 total, and has worked with five Republican presidential candidates.

Natural State Media Launches from Talk Business, City Wire

by Mark Carter 10/19/2015 12:00 am

The City Wire, the online news organization based in Fort Smith with a focus on northwest Arkansas, is merging with Talk Business & Politics to form Natural State Media.

Promenade Retail Draws $4.3 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/19/2015 12:00 am

An 8,880-SF retail project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.3 million. A 10,796-SF pediatric therapy center in west Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1.89 million transaction. And a nine-unit condo project in downtown Little Rock changed hands in a $640,000 deal.

Tech Park, Venture Center Mark Companies' Move to Next Stage

by Mark Carter 10/16/2015 09:41 am

Little Rock Tech Park Director Brent Birch told his board Wednesday that things are busy at the park's downtown space.