Small Business Archive

Metova Gets $45M Defense Contract for Cyberspace War

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/15/2015 12:15 pm

Metova, the tech services and app development firm with offices in Conway and Cabot, announced on Thursday that it had been awarded a $45 million federal contract to support cyberspace and electronic warfare efforts for the U.S. Army Cyber Battle Lab.

Expansion at Little Rock's Mass Enthusiasm

by Mark Carter 10/14/2015 12:12 pm

The firm is expanding its downtown Little Rock office as well as its staff directory with the addition of Keegan Wright, digital media strategist, and Josh Certain, development and digital advertising designer.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to Induct 4

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2015 10:56 am

The 2016 inductees are: William T. Dillard II of Dillards Inc.; Dr. George K. Mitchell, former Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO; former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller; and Patricia P. Upton of Aromatique.

Metova to Open Fayetteville Office, Hire 30

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2015 09:20 am

Metova Inc. announced Tuesday that it will expand to Fayetteville and immediately create 30 technology-based jobs.

Fayetteville's DataRank Acquired by Seattle Firm

by Mark Carter 10/13/2015 09:14 am

Fayetteville startup DataRank has been acquired by Simply Measured of Seattle, the company announced Tuesday.

How to Be a Trusted Adviser (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Is the role of “trusted adviser” becoming less possible? And how can you measure such an intangible psychological concept for yourself and your team?

Residential Land Tops $1.2M in Maumelle (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/12/2015 12:00 am

A 37.5-acre single-family tract in Maumelle weighed in at $1.25 million. A 7,168-SF dance studio in North Little Rock changed hands in a $677,225 sale. And a 3,844-SF condo in downtown Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.2 million.

Climate Change Drives Canadian Lumber Buying Spree

by Jan Cottingham 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Milder winters and warmer summers have meant higher survival rates for the mountain pine beetle, which has triggered an epidemic that began in the 1990s which had killed by 2012 946 million cubic yards of pine trees in British Columbia. More than 45 million acres of forest have been affected.

Innovation Hub Hosting LR Version of InnovateHER Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/8/2015 09:26 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub has been selected as the central Arkansas host for the 2016 InnovateHER national pitch competition from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Small Business Awards Now Accepting Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2015 04:03 pm

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2016 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year.

Getting 'Unstuck' (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Anyone who runs a business is familiar with how easy it is to spend every day heads down in the business. But the same efficiency a leader gains with day-to-day operation also leads to tunnel vision. A leader can easily become isolated as well as stale.

Little Rock's Christian Rudder of OkCupid Kickstarts Made by Few

by Mark Carter 10/2/2015 03:57 pm

Rudder, 40, is the co-founder of OkCupid, one of the world's largest dating sites. He also is the author of "Dataclysm," a book that analyzes trends in social media.

DRA Launches Workshops to Help Delta Leaders Deal with Disasters

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 09:08 am

The Delta Regional Authority is launching a series of training sessions to help elected officials and economic developers in the region be prepared for natural and economic disasters.

Startup Junkie to Host Second InnovateHER Contest

by Mark Carter 9/30/2015 02:06 pm

InnovateHER is a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration that focuses on developing innovative ideas that could affect and empower the lives of women and families. The program was launched earlier this year.

Governor: Arkansas Will Be in 'Top Tier' of Trading Partners with Cuba

by Lance Turner 9/29/2015 11:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson talked to reporters via telephone from Havana Tuesday as his economic development trip continues.

Little Rock Recognized for Low Startup Costs

by Mark Carter 9/28/2015 04:07 pm

A recent survey by of the nation's largest 81 cities confirms the efforts of Little Rock leaders to encourage startup growth. Its ranking of U.S. cities with the lowest startup costs includes Little Rock at No. 7.

Low Gasoline Prices A Relief for Arkansas Consumers, Industry

by Alexis Hosticka 9/28/2015 12:30 pm

Analysts say gasoline prices are likely to stay at six-year lows through the end of the year, a boost for Arkansans' pocketbooks and the bottom line of the state's trucking and tourism industries.

From the Cheap Seats (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/28/2015 12:00 am

AFCU was originally included in the group of banks that bid to lend money to the Little Rock Tech Park. The Arkansas Bankers Association talked the banks into tossing AFCU out of the club — but not until after the bid deadline had passed, so AFCU couldn't make its own competing bid.

Mini-Storage Project Registers $6M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/28/2015 12:00 am

A 611-unit mini-storage project in west Little Rock weighed in at $6 million. Home sites in Sherwood rang up a $1.56 million deal. And a south Little Rock convenience store changed hands in a $950,000 sale.

Phyzit Growth Relieving Docs' TCM Headaches

by Mark Carter 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Many doctors consider the reimbursement process for transitional care management to be a headache, and Little Rock tech startup Phyzit has prescribed what looks like a cure. Doctors across the country are signing up for some of that relief.