Small Business Archive

Arkansas Fellowship Launches Speaker Series with Serial Founder Steve Clark

by Mark Carter 8/10/2015 09:38 am

The Arkansas Fellowship program will launch its Speaker Series with Arkansas serial entrepreneur and investor Steve Clark of Propak, Rockfish and Noble Impact.

Diamond Agency Picked To Publish Arkadelphia Chamber Guide

by Sean Beherec 8/10/2015 12:00 am

The Diamond Agency of El Dorado has been chosen to publish the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance & Chamber of Commerce 2016 Visitors & Relocation Guide.

Ad Man Mike Sells on Getting Your Target Audience To Buy Your Brand

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Mike Sells has worked in advertising and marketing since 1985 when he was a marketing assistant at Brooks-Pollard in Little Rock. He has served in various roles in the industry and is now owner and CEO at the Sells Agency.

Hark Launches IndieGoGo Campaign to Help Fund Summer Tour of South

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 03:17 pm

Hark, the Little Rock digital media startup, has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund its Summer Tour 2015. The tour is taking Hark CEO Tim Freeman and team members across the South to meet with local entrepreneurs and record their stories.

Lou McAlister to Lead Venture Center's Pre-Accelerator Program

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 10:12 am

Lou McAlister, CEO of Little Rock's Broadband Development Group, will lead the fall session of the Venture Center's pre-accelerator program for startup founders.

Fayetteville's Startup Junkie Receives $50K to Launch 2.7.0 Accelerator

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 09:23 am

Startup Junkie will launch the 2.7.0 accelerator on Sept. 1. The two-month program will meet weekly through Nov. 13 in Fayetteville and focus on retail, logistics and food ventures owned by women, minorities and veterans.

Jeff Stinson Joins Innovation Hub as Silver Mine Director

by Mark Carter 8/4/2015 11:11 am

Jeff Stinson will leave his position as director of UALR TechLaunch, but will remain executive director of Fund for Arkansas' Future, a private angel fund.

Delta Entrepreneurship Network Headed to Little Rock

by Mark Carter 8/3/2015 01:02 pm

The Delta Entrepreneurship Network, which launched the Delta Challenge pitch contest earlier this year, has scheduled a second round of six competitions including a contest in Little Rock scheduled for November.

UA Launching New Research Center with Federal Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 10:04 am

The Center for Advanced Surface Engineering will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.

Lawsuit, Liens Hit Scott Reed's Main Street Projects

by George Waldon 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Contractors have more than $1.5 million in claims for unpaid work on two unfinished Main Street redevelopments in downtown Little Rock. The liens and lawsuit add to a track record of overreaching, underfinanced, subsidy-supported development in the city.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

Patented Protein from Fayetteville Firm Treats Bone and Hair Loss

by Mark Carter 7/30/2015 12:29 pm

Fayetteville startup BiologicsMD has been awarded a U.S. patent for the development of fusion proteins that help in the treatment of bone and hair loss.

Citing Demand, Metova Plans 100 New Jobs in Conway

by Mark Carter 7/30/2015 10:47 am

Mobile app development firm Metova, which opened an RFID operations center in downtown Conway earlier this year, has announced expansion plans.

Fayetteville Firm Gets NASA Grants to Make Circuits for Venus Probe

by Mark Carter 7/28/2015 10:46 am

Ozark Integrated Circuits of Fayetteville has received two grants from NASA to develop heat-resistant circuits that can operate on the surface of Venus and AEDC board approval to further develop its patent-pending UV detector.

Venture Center Launches Pitch 'N Pint Contest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 03:11 pm

The Venture Center launched its Pitch 'N Pint series of startup pitch contests at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock's River Market District.

9/11 Placed Marketer Margie Raimondo On New Path

by Jan Cottingham 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The ticket for 9/11's Flight 93 resides in Margie Raimondo's safe-deposit box, a tangible reminder that life is uncertain and you better make it count.

EquityNet's Judd Hollas Sees Plenty of Room in Crowdfunding

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Before founding EquityNet in 2005, Judd Hollas was division manager for Beta-Rubicon Inc. of Fayetteville, a consulting firm specializing in technology assessment and business due diligence services. He has 20 years of experience as an independent technology analyst and investment manager in the private and public domains.

Noble Impact, Minnijean Brown Trickey to Talk Education Opportunity Gap

by Mark Carter 7/23/2015 01:45 pm

Noble Impact, the Little Rock nonprofit that introduces social entrepreneurship to primary- and secondary-school students, will join Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown Trickey on Saturday for a discussion of education opportunity gaps facing minority and under-represented students.

Chef Shuttle Expands Delivery to Hot Springs

by Alexis Hosticka 7/22/2015 02:37 pm

Chef Shuttle announced Wednesday that it has started delivery in Hot Springs to zip codes 71901, 71913 and 71964.

Kavanaugh Branch Kicks Off Allied's Auction Run

by Mark Carter 7/21/2015 10:29 am

The Allied Bank branch at the intersection Kavanaugh and Cantrell in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood took to the auction block Tuesday morning, leading off a four-day run by Blackmon Auctions of Little Rock.