Small Business Archive

Tech Park Board Told FinTech Startups Will be Named Monday

by Sarah Campbell 5/12/2016 11:52 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday was told the first phase of the development, which includes work on 415 and 417 Main St., is on time and going smoothly.

In Alcohol Debate, Northeast Arkansas Residents Weigh Social Concerns, Dollars

by George Jared 5/9/2016 10:54 am

Beer, wine and spirit sales in northeast Arkansas have always provided residents with a conundrum. The social fabric of the region is steeped with strong religious ties, but alcohol sales account for millions of dollars of economic activity in the area.

Sissy's Log Cabin Rings Stone Ward for Ad Buys

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Sissy's Log Cabin, the jewelry company with stores in Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Jonesboro and Memphis, has switched its advertising contract from Albright Ideas to Stone Ward.

Groups Strive to Support Latino Entrepreneurs

by Marty Cook 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Jay Amargos of Startup Junkie Consulting said a lack of money is just one of many barriers for the prospective Latino entrepreneur.

Your Startup Business Plan (Marcus Guinn Expert Advice)

by Marcus Guinn 5/9/2016 12:00 am

As entrepreneurs prepare to enter the marketplace, here are some of the important factors that financial institutions want to see in your business plan in order to “green light” your loan application.

Ron Sherman Sets Guinness World Record for TV Commercials

by Kyle Massey 5/3/2016 04:50 pm

After a year and a half of counting, documenting, and sending evidence to New York, Ron Sherman was certified Tuesday as the Guinness World Record holder for the most TV commercials produced in a career.

Arkansas State Chamber Honors Small Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/3/2016 02:52 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas hosted the 2016 Small Business Week Awards Luncheon on Tuesday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock.

Hanna's Candle Gets Burned in Court Judgment

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Last week, Bank of America received a final judgment totaling $6.2 million against Hanna's Candle Co. of Fayetteville, its owner, Burt Hanna, and two of his limited liability companies.

After Oh Baby Sale, It's Back to Basics for Fran Free

by Marty Cook 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Fran Free is enjoying life after selling her Oh Baby Foods brand to Blackhive Corp. of Fayetteville for an undisclosed amount this past winter.

Designer Jamie Davidson's Strong Suit? Vision

by Jan Cottingham 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Jamie Davidson, the founder of Little Rock clothing company Strong Suit, is ready to take on the next retailing frontier: the millennial customer.

US Employment, Earnings Gains Rose in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. economy continued to rebound in March, as private-sector employment and average hourly earnings rose.

Gateway Town Center Tracts Top $10.4M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Undeveloped commercial land in Little Rock's Gateway Town Center project generated two seven-digit transactions.

In Arkansas, Seven Campaigns Aim for Alcohol Sales

by Sarah Campbell 4/25/2016 10:53 am

Five counties and two cities are collecting signatures in hopes that voters can decide in November whether to allow alcohol sales in their communities.

Construction Booms in a Growing Northwest Arkansas Market

by Marty Cook 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The costs of building things have gone up in northwest Arkansas, developers say. It's not just that land value has risen, but construction and labor costs have also grown.

Fayetteville Primed for Second Raising Cane's Restaurant (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Raising Cane's is poised to put a second chicken fingers restaurant in Fayetteville after a $1.3 million purchase.

Little Rock Tech Park Sees New Tenants at Temporary Location

by Sarah Campbell 4/25/2016 12:00 am

With construction on the Little Rock Technology Park underway at 415 and 417 Main St., it's easy to forget that tenants have been coming and going at the park's temporary space at 107 E. Markham St.

Finding Your Marketplace Identity (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The decisions involved in buying or selling the places where we live or work can be tightly wrapped in aspirations, hopes and anxiety.

UA Teams Win Donald Reynolds Business Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2016 09:46 am

Drone Surveying Solutions, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, won the undergraduate division of the 16th annual Donald W. Reynolds Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner to Speak at Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/19/2016 10:17 am

Kevin Turner, the chief operating officer for Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Washington, will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit on Oct. 7 in Rogers.

Entrepreneurs Can Find Support at ASU Business Center

by George Jared 4/18/2016 10:42 am

Small businesses form the backbone of the economy in the Jonesboro area, says Arkansas State University Business and Technology Development Center consultant Kelli Listenbee.