Small Business Archive

Venture Center Partners with Entergy on Mentor Training Program

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:34 am

The program is a half-day course that guides participants through the Venture Center's methodology and mission, walking through the steps to take a business from idea "to a scalable, investable venture."

Jay Howard Starts New Chapter With Ware Howse

by Alexis Hosticka 6/18/2015 09:22 am

Jay Howard founded I.O. Metro in 2005. But he's since moved on, and this month he debuted his next project: Ware Howse. Arkansas Business catches up with the entrepreneur as he builds a new company.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

Innovation Hub, Startup Junkie to Partner

by Mark Carter 6/17/2015 08:42 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub announced that it will partner with Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville to expand and enhance the services each organization provides to early-stage startup ventures in the state. The plan is to develop and share new facilities, events and programs that will support and advance startup ventures in Arkansas.

Tickets Available, Speakers Set for Little Rock's TED Event

by Mark Carter 6/15/2015 09:42 am

Speakers have been announced and tickets now are available for the TEDx event in Little Rock, scheduled for July 24 from the Ron Robinson Theater in the River Market District.

15 on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List Earn $1M or More

by Gwen Moritz 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Research for this third annual list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees turned up 15 with total compensation in the seven figures, up from seven on last year's list.

Census Says Nonemployer Businesses See Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The number of businesses without paid employees — known as nonemployer businesses — in the U.S. rose by 269,705 in 2013, to 23 million, a 1.2 percent increase, the U.S. Census Bureau says.

Update: Chef Shuttle Expanding to Rogers, Bentonville

by Alexis Hosticka 6/11/2015 01:32 pm

Chef Shuttle, a restaurant delivery service serving the central Arkansas and Memphis areas, will begin serving northwest Arkansas at dinnertime Wednesday.

Arkansas Investor Kristian Andersen Part of $35M High Alpha Launch

by Mark Carter 6/10/2015 04:11 pm

Arkansas tech entrepreneur and investor Kristian Andersen is part of a group of prominent national founders who have launched High Alpha, a "venture studio" conceived to launch and scale tech startups.

Former ARK Challenge Startup Pivots, Becomes Wyzerr

by Mark Carter 6/10/2015 02:57 pm

Wyzerr, founded last year as the result of a pivot by Innovate Arkansas and ARK Challenge firm Sooligan, pitched its consumer insights platform Wednesday at the 1 Million Cups program at the Venture Center in Little Rock.

Little Rock's Hark Adds Former Windstream Manager

by Mark Carter 6/9/2015 02:08 pm

Hark, a Little Rock media company, has named former Windstream manager, Scott Davis, as its chief technology officer and co-founder.

Little Rock's Cross Gunter Seeks Woman-Owned Status

by Austin Duvall 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus, a Little Rock law firm specializing in labor, employment and civil rights defense, is close to being recognized as a woman-owned business.

Batesville Chamber To Announce Planning Strategy for Independence County

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce with partners Lyon College and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will announce Wednesday the start of strategic planning for Independence County.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

Roller Funeral Homes Moves Three to Manager Roles (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Angelia Cunningham, Jim Anding and Mike Frazier have been promoted to manager positions at three Roller Funeral Homes locations.

Nerdies Launches Blur State Coding School in NWA

by Mark Carter 6/2/2015 01:32 pm

Nerdies founder Brad Harvey said Blur State was created to be an intensive coding boot camp for adults looking to enter the information technology field in areas such as computer programming, design and business analysis.

Innovate Arkansas Firms Experiencing Success

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

Since its inception in 2007, Innovate Arkansas has counseled and mentored hundreds of Arkansas tech startups, placing them in position to succeed and create high-paying jobs. With about 85 currently active client companies, IA continues to nurture tech entrepreneurs and help grow the state's budding tech startup ecosystem.

Hayseed Ventures Aiming for $6 Million Investment

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

John James, the Acumen Brands founder, is in the process of raising $6 million for his new company, Hayseed Ventures LLC in Fayetteville.

Saline County Home Sales Fuel Biggest Move on List of Top Real Estate Agencies

by George Waldon 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Baxley-Penfield-Moudy Realtors of Bryant made the biggest climb up the list, moving to No. 12 with sales volume of $107.4 million.