Small Business Archive

SPONSORED: 3 Tough Questions for Family Business Succession Planning

by 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Jennifer Bell of Bell & Co. on the three common, not-so-easily answered questions about family business succession planning.

Venture Center Holds Inaugural 'Lift the Rock' Event

by Sarah Campbell 6/8/2016 11:34 am

About 30 people attended the Venture Center's first-ever "Lift the Rock" event, featuring VC FinTech Accelerator startup FundSeeder of Westport, Connecticut.

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario

by Kyle Massey 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some training goes beyond the federal government's basic run-and-hide recommendations.

Data Breaches on the Rise, Even in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Hacking is costing businesses millions more as sophisticated criminal networks determined to steal information for financial gain have replaced the individuals who were commonplace in the early years of the internet, and Arkansas is not immune.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Ecoark Uses Technology to Provide Lower-Cost Recycled Products

by Sarah Campbell 6/2/2016 11:17 am

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers is using technology to bring retail consumers consistent pricing and offer manufacturers recycled raw material at a lower cost than virgin material, says CEO Randy May.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Consultant Allen Engstrom on the Biggest Mistake Small Businesses Should Avoid

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Allen Engstrom is the managing director of CFO Network of North Little Rock, a provider of accounting, analysis and consulting services to businesses.

Mike Sells Sees Succession at Sells Agency Succeeding

by Kyle Massey 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Mike Sells confided that he has two junior partners, Jon Hodges and Drew Finkbeiner, planning to buy him out over the next 11 years.

Eyenalyze Gets Seed Funding from Cadron Creek Capital

by Sarah Campbell 5/27/2016 10:38 am

Eyenalyze of Conway, which provides CPA-friendly back-office solutions for restaurants, announced Friday that it has received seed funding from seed capital investment fund Cadron Creek Capital of Conway.

Our House Using New $1M Career Center for Increased Job Training

by Alexis Hosticka 5/26/2016 11:16 am

Our House opened a new, $1 million new Career Center on Wednesday, May 18, quadrupling the capacity of the previous space and allowing for as many as 120 people to participate daily in job training and career education.

Little Rock Startup Launches RaftUp App

by Sarah Campbell 5/26/2016 10:35 am

RaftUp gives boaters access to an interactive map while on the water and an SOS notification service that alerts nearby boaters and emergency services providers when they experience a breakdown or another emergency.

Broadband Development Group, Provider Of Hyperleap Internet, Joins RasorNET

by Sarah Campbell 5/25/2016 12:17 pm

Broadband Development Group of Little Rock, which provides the fixed wireless broadband internet service called Hyperleap, announced this week that it has joined RasorNET, an Arkansas-based consortium of five regional carriers.

5 Companies Given Global Trade Awards, Trans-Pacific Partnership Touted

by Sarah Campbell 5/25/2016 09:10 am

Esterline Defense Technologies, CAT Squared, RH Preyda, Cobb-Vantress Inc. and Rock Town Distillery Inc. were recognized at an annual luncheon Tuesday.

Land in the Rock Program Helps Interns Connect, Plug Into City

by Alexis Hosticka 5/25/2016 08:36 am

Create Little Rock is providing a way for interns, law clerks, medical residents and new hires to get plugged in stay entertained during the summer through the annual Land in the Rock program.

Arkansas Coding Academy Aims to Provide Affordable Tech Education

by Alexis Hosticka 5/24/2016 09:22 am

A collaborative effort between the University of Central Arkansas, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and many area business partners, the Arkansas Coding Academy is designed to create a talent pipeline from the classroom to the workforce.

Federal Contracting Forum Taking Place in North Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 01:36 pm

With more than $1.7 billion in contracting opportunities available during fiscal year 2016 and 2017 the Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District is helping to host a federal contracting forum June 14-15. The registration deadline is May 30.

Tux Dollars at Work as Menguin Raises Nearly $1M from Investors

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Menguin Inc., an online tuxedo rental company in Fayetteville, raised nearly $1 million in a recent offering, according to a document on file with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Inside New Overtime Regulations, Traps to Avoid, How to Prepare (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 5/18/2016 01:22 pm

The U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 50,000 employees and their employers in Arkansas will be affected. Here's how to prepare.

Arkansas Consumer Sentiment Continues to Climb

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2016 09:36 am

The current consumer sentiment index for Arkansas is 84.9, up from 77.8 in September, according to the spring 2016 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey, released Tuesday.