Small Business Archive

Burgundy Book: Slight Economic Improvement in Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/24/2014 09:07 am

According to a May survey of business leaders in the state, the near-term outlook for the Little Rock zone improved slightly.

Noble Institute Brings Youth Entrepreneurship Program to Fort Smith

by Mark Carter 6/23/2014 03:20 pm

The second-annual Noble Institute from Noble Impact kicked off this week in Fort Smith, and event leaders hope to spur the kind of interest in youth entrepreneurship that has enveloped the central Arkansas startup scene over the past year.

Fayetteville Firm Launches Innovative Rice Bran Products

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2014 11:03 am

The products, NutraBran™ Solubles and NutraBran™ Fiber, are plant-based protein and bulking/fiber ingredients suitable for use in products such as baked goods, meats, cereals, smoothies and snacks.

Guild Mortgage of California Opens First Arkansas Office in Harrison

by Brandon Riddle 6/23/2014 12:00 am

Guild Mortgage Co., based in San Diego, has expanded into Arkansas, making Harrison its first location in the state as the company continues a U.S. expansion project in the South and Southeast.

Transworld Office in Bentonville Changes Hands

by Gwen Moritz 6/23/2014 12:00 am

Transworld Business Advisors in Bentonville has a new owner in Jared Thompson, who also owns the franchise for Dickey's Barbecue Pit restaurants in northwest Arkansas.

Kevin Huchingson of Colliers on What Makes Commercial Real Estate in Arkansas Attractive

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2014 12:00 am

Kevin Huchingson is president and CEO of Colliers International Arkansas, a commercial and residential real estate services firm. He's been a principal there since 1997 and has led Arkansas' Colliers offices since 2002.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under Forty Class of 2014

by Gwen Moritz 6/23/2014 12:00 am

This week, Arkansas Business presents its 21st class of 40 Under 40 honorees. This year's honorees represent our state's geography — Pine Bluff, England, Jonesboro, Conway, Fort Smith, Rogers — and the diversity of our business community — farming, finance, medicine, academia, nonprofits.

New Group Promoting Arkansas Biotech, Nanotech Firms

by Mark Carter 6/17/2014 11:09 am

Brian Umberson, spokesman for Bio+Nano+Arkansas, says Arkansas boasts a "surprising assortment" of biotech and nanotech companies that provide research-based services related to cell lines, diagnostics and raw materials.

Pay Tops $1 Million For Seven on Highest-paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Seven nonprofit employees in Arkansas who earned more than $1 million in the 2012 tax year are either medical doctors or hospital administrators, as are the vast majority of the 262 nonprofit employees whose compensation exceeding $215,000 is reported in this issue.

Allison Architects, Ruby Architects Firms Join To Form New Company

by Brandon Riddle 6/16/2014 12:00 am

After collaborating on projects for several years, Allison Architects and Ruby Architects have become one entity. The merged firm, Allison Architects Inc., will establish client bases in Little Rock and Fayetteville.

Diamond Bear's Arkansas Alehouse One Step on the Growth Path

by Jan Cottingham 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Last Thursday, Diamond Bear Brewing Co. opened its Arkansas Alehouse restaurant, allowing owner and President Russ Melton to prove his theory: retail complements production, alehouse complements brewhouse.

Barbara Graves Ready To Give Retail The Slip

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Barbara Graves, who for many years has reigned as queen of the high-end lingerie scene, says the last day for her eponymous store, Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions, likely will be June 28.

Noble Impact Introduces Entrepreneurship Program to eStem Third Graders

by Mark Carter 6/13/2014 11:23 am

After successfully introducing its student entrepreneurship program to Little Rock's eStem Public Charter High School, Noble Impact decided to take on third graders.

Moses & Tucker Lead Refinancing of River Market Tower

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Did you know the River Market Tower in downtown Little Rock is built on a new financial foundation? The ownership group, led by developers Jimmy Moses and Rett Tucker, bought the project's debt from an affiliate of the The Broe Group of Denver for an undisclosed sum.

June Groundbreaking Planned for Creekside Retail in Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Developer Jason Pullman of Bentonville said the project at 2012 S. Promenade Blvd. received clearance in early May from city officials after engineering work was done by Tom Oppenheim of CEI Engineering Inc.

Numbers Doom Starving Artist Cafe

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Starving Artist Cafe, the North Little Rock restaurant that hosted the “Tales From the South” radio show, closed recently after almost nine years in business.

James Hendren to Kick Off AVC's Entrepreneurial 'Build It' Series

by Mark Carter 6/6/2014 09:07 am

Arkansas "techpreneur" pioneer James Hendren will kick off the Arkansas Venture Center's Build It program on Tuesday from the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Arkansas Fellowship Announces First Class, Host Companies

by Mark Carter 6/4/2014 12:21 pm

The Arkansas Fellowship is a program that matches graduating Arkansas college seniors with Arkansas host companies.

Little Rock Tech Park Offers Director Job to Brent Birch

by Mark Carter 6/4/2014 11:42 am

Brent Birch, chief information officer for Arkansas Business Publishing Group, has been offered the director's job for the planned Little Rock technology park.

Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center Hosting Seminars Throughout Summer

by Lee Hogan 6/3/2014 03:20 pm

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is hosting various seminars, in topics ranging from human resources to social media, throughout Arkansas this summer for small business owners and employees.