Small Business Archive

Startup Junkie to Hold G60 in Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville will hold a G60 pitch contest for entrepreneurs during the third annual BITE NW Arkansas festival later this month in Bentonville.

The Hub's Joel Gordon: Making a New Economy

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/6/2017 09:57 am

The Hub's new executive director, Joel Gordon, talks to Arkansas Business about its mission, its place in Arkansas' budding tech-savvy and innovative ecosystem and the Hub's future.

Wal-Mart's Quinn: Community Leaders Key to Workforce Development

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/5/2017 11:10 am

The International Economic Development Council's annual Economic Future Forum is underway now and continues tomorrow at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel.

CJRW Offers 3 Top Tips on Saving Companies' Reputations

by Kyle Massey 6/5/2017 10:45 am

What keeps company chieftains up at night? Financial risks, of course, but also risks to their companies' reputations, Mark Raines told tourism marketing professionals last week at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock.

Little Rock Startup Apptegy Gets $5.7M Infusion

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock technology startup Apptegy plans on leveraging a recent $5.7 million investment from Five Elms Capital of Kansas City to get aggressive on growth. Its goal? To see 2017 sales triple from 2016, its first full year of sales.

Focus Bank's Jerry Morgan on Keeping Commodities in the Community

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Jerry Morgan, 47, joined Focus Bank of Charleston, Missouri, in 2013 as its community bank president for its three branches in the Jonesboro market.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers.

UA-Affiliated Startup Grox Industries Wins Tri-State Competition

by Sam Hoisington 6/1/2017 11:27 am

Grox Industries, a startup company led by graduate students from the University of Arkansas, won first place at a business plan competition in Las Vegas Wednesday.

Economic Future Forum Is June 4-6 In Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/1/2017 11:17 am

The International Economic Development Council is hosting its Economic Future Forum from Sunday-Tuesday at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel.

Innovation Hub Names Joel Gordon Executive Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/31/2017 08:40 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub announces that Joel Gordon has been named as its new executive director, effective June 1.

SPONSORED: Doyne Construction Leaves Lasting Imprint

by 5/29/2017 07:00 am

An "accidental" company grows into a mainstay firm.

Big Box Stores Pushing Hard on Alcohol Sales Nationwide

by Jan Cottingham 5/29/2017 12:00 am

The successful push by big grocers like Wal-Mart and Kroger to expand the selection of wine they sell in Arkansas wasn't the first such effort and it won't be the last.

Remembering Patti Upton (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Patti Upton was already in her 40s when she went founded Aromatique, making the lines of potpourri and candles and other decorative items that have become ubiquitous. She became a sensation, collecting more accolades than you could shake a holly branch at.

Wayne Miller Tapped to Head FinTech Accelerator (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Wayne Miller has been selected to lead the Venture Center's global VC FinTech Accelerator program in Little Rock. As managing director, he is responsible for leading the program, a collaboration empowered by FIS, to invest and grow financial technology companies.

Bark Bar Nears Opening With No Time to Paws

by Jan Cottingham 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Although the opening of Bark Bar is a couple of weeks out, Elizabeth Michael thinks she and business partner Cara Fowler may have a winning formula that can translate to other locations in Arkansas.

SBA's Edward Haddock Gives Big Reasons to Think Small

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

As director of the Arkansas District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Edward Haddock is responsible for all SBA programs and services as well as coordination among the SBA, the district's Small Business Development Centers, SCORE chapters and the Women's Business Center throughout the state.

Plans to Open The Barn Mercantile in River Market Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2017 03:34 pm

Moses Tucker Real Estate Inc. and Michelle and Leroy DuBre of Kilwins on Thursday announced that the DuBres have signed a lease for 301A President Clinton Ave. in the historic Melton Building in downtown Little Rock and plan to open The Barn Mercantile there.

Aromatique Founder Patti Upton Dies At 79

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/25/2017 09:57 am

Patti Upton, founder of multimillion dollar company Aromatique, died Tuesday at her home on Eden Isle in Heber Springs following a brief illness. She was 79.

Camille Norman Joins ERI as Media Director

by Kyle Massey 5/24/2017 05:09 pm

Camille Norman, an experienced media buyer at Little Rock advertising agencies, has joined Eric Rob & Isaac as the marketing firm's media director.

5 Companies Earn Global Trade Awards, Proactive Approach Touted

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/24/2017 02:42 pm

The Arkansas District Export Council recognized five winners of the 2017 Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade at its annual awards luncheon Wednesday at the Governor's Mansion.

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