Small Business Archive

Finances Force Hoxie To Leave Regional Group

by Mark Friedman 1/19/2015 12:00 am

The city of Hoxie left the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority, an economic development group, because it couldn't afford the annual fees.

'Distressed' Hazen Team Shines at Youth Entrepreneur Showcase

by Mark Carter 1/16/2015 04:14 pm

A team of youth entrepreneurs who appear ready to sell their wares through online marketplaces like Little Rock's Bourbon & Boots were among the top winners at Friday's Youth Entrepreneur Showcase Expo Day at Park Plaza.

Negotiations for Tech Park Properties Continue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2015 10:44 am

Little Rock tech park director Brent Birch told the board Wednesday that negotiations for targeted park properties along Main Street in downtown Little Rock are continuing. Birch said he is working with the city on a schedule of available funds to complete the purchase of the proposed properties.

Darrin Williams Appointed to Little Rock Tech Park Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2015 03:29 pm

Appointed by University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Joel Anderson, Williams will complete the term of former board member Bob Johnson, who resigned in November.

LR Startup Looking to Make Merger Matches

by Mark Carter 1/14/2015 10:13 am

Merger Match from Little Rock startup founders and IT consultants Bridget Farris and Alese Stroud seeks to make proper matches out of potential mergers and acquisitions, and when necessary, stop them from happening.

UNC Innovation Chief Addresses Business Leaders at UALR

by Mark Carter 1/13/2015 03:54 pm

Judith Cone, chief innovation officer for the University of North Carolina's flagship campus in Chapel Hill, told leaders of central Arkansas' business community Monday evening that innovation is not a synonym for creativity, but a process.

Asa Hutchinson Taps Leon Jones as Labor Director, Charisse Childers as Career Education Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 02:24 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has picked Leon Jones Jr. as new director of the Arkansas Department of Labor, and Charisse Childers as the new director of the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

UA Startup Receives Grant to Develop Nano Coating for Glass

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 11:03 am

University of Arkansas startup WattGlass of Fayetteville has received a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to further develop its nano-particle coating for glass.

Innovate Arkansas Helping Build Tech Startup Scene

by Mark Carter 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Since its creation, IA has received almost 500 applications and as of the third quarter of 2014 had signed agreements with 213 of them. Plus, Innovate Arkansas Director Tom Dalton said there are 38 startups in the IA pipeline being reviewed for inclusion as Innovate Arkansas client firms.

Craft Brewers' Growth Spurs Look at Rules

by Jan Cottingham 1/12/2015 12:00 am

The explosive growth of the craft brewing industry in Arkansas is causing the brewers themselves and state regulators to re-evaluate the rules governing the sector, a re-evaluation that has the potential to lead to new state laws.

Urgent Care Walk-in Clinics Expanding in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Doctors, retailers and hospitals have been opening urgent care facilities or walk-in clinics to lure patients with non-life-threatening injuries away from hospital emergency rooms in a trend that has been slow to arrive in Arkansas.

Larry Walther to Head Department of Finance, Administration

by Lee Hogan 1/9/2015 12:58 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has named Larry Walther as the new director of the Department of Finance & Administration.

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital Launches Seed-Stage Venture Fund for Tech Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2015 10:48 am

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital of Little Rock announces the creation of a private, seed-stage venture fund focused on early-stage tech startups across the region.

Asa Hutchinson Wants Ted Thomas for Chairman of Public Service Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 12:20 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has said he intends to appoint Ted Thomas as chairman of the Public Service Commission.

HoganTaylor Accounting Firm Merges with HCA of Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 10:29 am

The merger was effective Jan. 1 when HCA began doing business as HoganTaylor LLP. HoganTaylor also operates offices in Fayetteville and Oklahoma City.

Asa Hutchinson Appoints Mike Carroll to Economic Development Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2015 07:43 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has appointed Mike Carroll to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

Arkansas Approved for Changes to Private Option

by Ken Miller, The Associated Pres 1/1/2015 09:34 pm

The federal government on Wednesday approved Arkansas' request for changes to the state's compromise Medicaid expansion that will require recipients to make monthly co-payments to health savings accounts and put limits on transportation for routine doctor visits and other non-emergency services.

Jeff Amerine Leaves UA Commercialization Post to Focus on Private Firm

by Mark Carter 1/1/2015 11:30 am

Jeff Amerine will continue to teach entrepreneurship classes at the UA's Walton College of Business, and will now devote more time to Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville, which he founded in 2008 and plans to grow regionally.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.