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SPONSORED: Eminently Successful Experience Inspires Thriving Planning Business

by 8/30/2017 08:51 am

Wedding experience leads entrepreneur into business on behalf of brides.

Employment Law: Firing Employees Who Participated in Hate Group Rallies

by Mark Friedman 8/28/2017 02:53 pm

The issues surrounding terminating an employee who participates in rallies involving hate groups could be puzzling. Arkansas Business asked H. Wayne Young, a partner with the law firm Friday Eldredge & Clark in Little Rock, for his thoughts.

Blooming Magnolia Looking to Boom

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Magnolia has bloomed in the last couple of years, but local leaders say the south Arkansas city — despite its lack of interstate access — is on the cusp of even greater growth.

James at the Mill Sells for $4.2 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Chef Miles James and his wife, Courtney, sold the 10,000-SF restaurant and the 46-room inn that he opened 23 years ago to Johnson Mills Ventures LLC, led by Jesse Burkes and John Stewart.

UCA to Open Shoppes, Makerspace

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2017 01:29 pm

The University of Central Arkansas' makerspace will open at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5 in the Shoppes at Donaghey Hall at 250 Donaghey Ave., Suite 130, in Conway.

Two Fayetteville Energy Projects Net $4M In Grants

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2017 05:09 pm

The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy recently awarded $30 million in grants to 21 projects nationwide, as part of the Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) program.

Mortuus Pater Pictures Seeks Investors for Comedy Pilot

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Mortuus Pater Pictures, the Little Rock startup movie company that recently completed the comedy “Antiquities,” is preparing for another production.

Pain Points or Blind Spots? (Jim Karrh on Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Your customers and prospects might have a big problem and not even know it. How well equipped is your business to help them find that big problem and ultimately help solve it?

Establishing Ethos (J. Kathy Barbeire Commentary)

by J. Kathy Barbeire 8/21/2017 12:00 am

It doesn't matter how passionately you argue or how logical your argument is: If the audience doubts your credibility, they will disregard your message.

Developers Seek Creative Buyer for Old Paragould Power Plant

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 8/17/2017 02:04 pm

An historic industrial property in downtown Paragould is on the market after years of deterioration and neglect.

Arkansas Startup Partners With St. Louis Tech Company

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/16/2017 05:38 pm

Stage I Diagnostics of Little Rock recently announced its agreement with Leinco Technologies of St. Louis to expand the availability of Stage I's blood tests for ovarian and prostate cancer.

Trade Group Buys Office With Space for New Apprenticeship Program

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/16/2017 05:07 pm

Associated Builders & Contractors of Arkansas has a new home after a $535,000 transaction. Plans call for office space and classrooms for its apprenticeship program.

Arkansas Business Seeks Info on Minority-, Woman-Owned Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2017 11:35 am

Arkansas Business is seeking minority-owned or woman-owned businesses in Arkansas for new lists to be published Sept. 4.

SPONSORED: Combat Identity Theft With Alertness And Preventive Steps

by 8/14/2017 08:00 am

Thieves use a variety of methods to obtain personal information. But there are physical and online measures that can be taken for protection.

Whose Freedom Wins? (Paul Dodds Commentary)

by Paul Dodds 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Americans typically have no effective individual power to refuse when companies hand us “take it or leave it” one-sided agreements of adhesion. Without regulatory limits and access to courts, we are constantly subject to corporate tyranny of contract.

Skinny J's Owner James Best Opens New Jonesboro Venture

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 8/11/2017 10:57 am

Seven years after starting the a successful mini-chain of Skinny J's restaurants in northeast and central Arkansas, chef and restaurateur James Best is bringing something new to the local food scene.

Zips Car Wash Buys Florida Car Wash Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2017 10:28 am

Zips Car Wash of Little Rock said Friday that it has acquired Tidal Wave Auto Spa of Orange Park, Florida, adding six car wash locations to its growing portfolio in the Sunshine State.

Ecoark To Evaluate Potential Zest Labs Spin-Off

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2017 09:00 am

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers on Wednesday announced that it will explore strategic options related to portfolio company Zest Labs, including but not limited to a potential spin-off of the company. Zest Labs will also expand the size of its board.

Workforce Development: A Way to Help America (J. Bruce Cross Commentary)

by J. Bruce Cross 8/7/2017 12:00 am

In the nation, including in Arkansas, the need for a skilled workforce is already here and is growing exponentially as baby boomers begin to leave the workplace.

SPONSORED: Why Your Website Should Get With The Program On Accessibility Compliance

by 8/2/2017 08:00 am

The best reasons for include gaining a wider audience and staying away from legal trouble.

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