Small Business Archive

The Ignorant American (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Ignorance is bliss, or so they say, but ignorance can also be dangerous. Ask Luis Lang, a 49-year-old who made a comfortable living as a self-employed handyman, who ignored the law requiring him to buy health insurance — and then discovered what happens to diabetics who don't take care of themselves.

Presenting the 18 Most Expensive Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

A list of seven-digit home sales in the northwest corner of the state, Benton and Washington counties.

14 Most Expensive Home Sales of 2014 in Pulaski County

by Mark Friedman 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County remained flat in 2014. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, the same figure as in 2013. But 2015 could see more $1 million homes sold.

UA Team Wins Tri-State Governor's Cup Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2015 10:16 am

Kordate Solutions from the University of Arkansas won the graduate division of the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Governor's Cup business-plan competition in Las Vegas.

Jeff Amerine: 'Open Innovation' Model Can Work for Entire State

by Mark Carter 5/28/2015 02:03 pm

IA adviser Jeff Amerine of Startup Junkie Consulting told a gathering of the state's entrepreneurship and innovation movers and shakers that an "open innovation" model can work for Arkansas.

SBA District Office Names New Director

by Alexis Hosticka 5/28/2015 01:35 pm

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Arkansas District Office named Edward Haddock as the new deputy district director. Haddock's responsibilities will include helping boost economic development by ensuring the delivery of loan programs and business development services.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.7 Percent in April

by Alexis Hosticka 5/27/2015 08:43 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of percentage point from March, coming in at 5.7 percent in April, according to a report Wednesday by the state Department of Workforce Servics.

John James Wants to Turn Old Post Office into Startup Hub

by Mark Carter 5/26/2015 11:00 am

John James, the Acumen Brands founder who now focuses most of his time on launching Hayseed Ventures in Fayetteville, has a vision for the historic Old Post Office building that anchors the Fayetteville downtown square.

Grainster's Big Announcement Delayed Until Further Notice

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

If you were holding your breath to learn what Grainster's “big announcement” was, you'll have to keep waiting.

Vacancy Rate Declines in Central Arkansas Office Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for office space in central Arkansas continued its decline in the first quarter of 2015, falling to 8.4 percent compared with 8.8 percent in fourth-quarter 2014 and 11.1 percent in the year-earlier quarter, first-quarter 2014, according to the Central Arkansas Commercial Data Exchange.

Big Companies, Big Revenue: 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Bring In $32.8B

by Gwen Moritz 5/25/2015 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $32.8 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up nearly 7 percent in a year.

Coulson Oil Plots Growth With Change

by Sean Beherec 5/25/2015 12:00 am

From its founding in 1969, Coulson Oil Co. Inc. of North Little Rock has made changes in its business based on the market and newfound opportunities.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2015 11:01 am

The selection committee for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the 2016 class of inductees.

Picasolar Dedicates New HQ at UA Tech Park

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2015 03:16 pm

The 2,300-SF space in the Enterprise Center at the UA tech park will enable Picasolar, an Innovate Arkansas client firm, to reduce the time it takes to produce its patent-pending product.

Arkansas' Top Exporters Recognized, Officials Call for Ex-Im Bank Renewal

by Mark Carter 5/19/2015 02:39 pm

At an awards ceremony recognizing the state's top exporters, Arkansas small business owners and an official with the U.S. Export-Import Bank called for the bank charter's renewal.

Arkansas Heart Hospital, Arkansas Urology to Offer Pingmd App at Clinics

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/19/2015 09:48 am

Arkansas Heart Hospital and Arkansas Urology have partnered with Pingmd Inc. of New York to offer a health-care solutions app at their clinics across the state.

UAMS BioVentures Providing Business Guidance

by Sean Beherec 5/18/2015 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences BioVentures was launched more than a decade ago to combine research at UAMS with entrepreneurship, technology licensing and economic development. BioVentures has since spun off 22 companies using technologies developed at the campus.

Kohl's Store Rings Up $9 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/18/2015 12:00 am

An 89,724-SF department store in Sherwood weighed in at $9 million. An 18,680-SF electrical subcontracting complex in North Little Rock shifted ownership in a $636,000 transaction. And an 8,316-SF commercial building in west Pulaski County changed hands in a $506,096 foreclosure sale.

A Steno Pool Survivor (Linda Nelson Commentary)

by Linda Nelson 5/18/2015 12:00 am

We were in the old post office on Capitol Avenue, which is now a part of the federal court complex in downtown Little Rock. It was old and had radiators, windows that opened and manual typewriters and calculators. I was 18 and already married one year. I was a GS-3 (on a scale of GS-1 to GS-15) clerk-steno, meaning I actually knew shorthand and could read it back and could type with all fingers.

IABC Plans 'New Media' Workshop

by Sean Beherec 5/18/2015 12:00 am

The “Navigating the New Media” workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 26 at the Heifer International Village in Little Rock. The cost to attend is $50 for students, $75 for IABC members and $100 for nonmembers, the group said in a news release.

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