Small Business Archive

Cellular Data Solutions Debuts Robber-Catching Camera

by Sarah Campbell 11/1/2016 11:42 am

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant has developed a camera that could help police catch those who rob businesses much faster.

Church Friendship Collapses Along With Building Plans

by Mark Friedman 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Was an ex-con seeking to improve his life taken advantage of by a couple from his church, or were the couple just more victims of a man with a history, before and after prison, of taking money for construction work that was never completed?

Pot Talk: Burning Questions From Employers About Legalization (Commentary)

by Jennifer Chang and Bruce Cross 10/31/2016 12:00 am

If passed, ballot initiatives supporting the legalization of marijuana for medical use should prompt employers to address the complex workplace issues that would inevitably arise.

Transport Firms Turn to Independent Drivers To Reduce Expenses

by Marty Cook 10/31/2016 12:00 am

The modern days of owner-operator drivers may be different from the good old days, when a driver bought his own truck and hired himself out to anyone who needed a load delivered. The expense of equipment, maintenance and fuel has made trucking a hard road for most pure independents.

WLR Apartment Land Draws $2.5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Madison at Chenal LLC, led by Brandon Huffman and Graham Smith, bought the 5,000-SF office-warehouse at 15500 Kanis Road and an adjoining 12.8-acre tract.

SPONSORED: Uncle T's: A Neighborhood Mainstay For 50 Years And Counting

by 10/24/2016 11:00 am

History books may devote more pages to nearby Little Rock Central High School, but in the day-to-day life of the neighborhood it's hard to imagine any landmark around here ranking higher than Uncle T's Deli Market.

Mini Golf Owner Accused of Putting Money Away from Judgment

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Linda Gauthier has been accused of hiding assets to avoid paying the judgment of nearly $350,000 that Regions Bank obtained from Saline County Circuit Court in 2011, according to a lawsuit filed by Edgefield Holdings LLC of Miami, in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

Construction Contractors Team With Pulaski Tech with Free Training Class to Fill Spots

by George Waldon 10/24/2016 12:00 am

More companies are embracing the notion that on-the-job training is good business. Under that banner, members of the central Arkansas construction community are banding together to fill employment gaps in their ranks.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.

Venture Center Announces New Dates for FinTech Accelerator

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2016 10:22 am

The Venture Center of Little Rock on Friday announced that dates for its 2017 FinTech Accelerator have changed.

In Little Rock, Chase Economist Finds Economic Recovery Going Well

by Sarah Campbell 10/20/2016 10:29 am

"We're not in crisis; we're getting back on our feet," economist Jim Glassman told business professionals Wednesday at an economic outlook luncheon.

Innovation Hub to Host Makers Summit on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 11:18 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub of North Little Rock, which is now part of Winrock International, will host its first Makers Summit on Thursday in support of the White House's Nation of Makers,

McLarty Capital Partners, USDA Launch Private Investment Fund

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 09:19 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has partnered with McLarty Capital Partners of Little Rock to launch a private investment fund the two groups said could inject $100 million in rural small businesses.

Morrilton Company Shows Claws in Trademark Lawsuit Against Big Lots

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

A Morrilton pet supply company has its fur standing on end after seeing a cat scratcher for sale at Big Lots Stores Inc.

Tech Company ACDI Breaks Ground For New Benton Headquarters

by Sarah Campbell 10/12/2016 10:09 am

Access Control Devices Inc. of Little Rock and Harco Constructors of North Little Rock mark the start of construction for ACDI's new 18,000-SF headquarters at 403 Main St. in Benton.

Developer Brandon Woodrome's $2M Fraud Seen From The Inside

by Mark Friedman 10/10/2016 12:00 am

In 2013, the year he turned 26, Brandon Woodrome's Fort Smith construction company generated $10.2 million in revenue, and Woodrome had a number of projects in the pipeline. But things weren't what they seemed.

Future Bank of the Ozarks HQ Site Draws Deals Totaling $12M-Plus (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks Inc. acquired about 46.2 acres of mostly undeveloped property for a corporate campus in west Little Rock.