Small Business Archive

'Made By Few' Conference Returns Oct. 1-3

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2015 11:08 am

Made by Few, the conference for "makers of the web" that attracts speakers, developers, designers and entrepreneurs from across the country, returns for its fourth run Oct. 1-3 in downtown Little Rock's River Market District.

Fayetteville Firm Gets Federal Grant for Pathogen Detection

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 09:41 am

BioDetection Instruments of Fayetteville has been awarded a $150,000 federal grant to support the development of an automated system for the rapid and sensitive screening of foodborne pathogens.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

Maumelle CEO Searching for Noah's Ark

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 12:00 am

Holt Condren, owner of Ink Custom Tees of Maumelle, is featured in an upcoming documentary, “Finding Noah.”

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Guiding Principles for Young Entrepreneurs (David Moody Commentary)

by David Moody 9/21/2015 12:00 am

It is routine for many of us to use basic decision criteria to help us make decisions. The problem is that we tend to change the criteria. In certain situations, some criteria are relaxed or ignored.

Alma's InvoTek Part of $5M Research Project

by Mark Carter 9/17/2015 10:39 am

Alma research and development company InvoTek is one of four organizations partnering on a project to help improve the ability of those with physical disabilities communicate using technology.

Jeff Stinson to Lead Newly Launched Innovation Fund

by Mark Carter 9/17/2015 09:41 am

The Innovation Fund from the Innovation Hub will support and accelerate the development of university-based startup companies in Arkansas. Jeff Stinson will be its director.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

Birch: First Phase of Little Rock Tech Park to Open in Fall 2016

by Mark Carter 9/15/2015 03:19 pm

The first phase of the planned Little Rock Technology Park is targeted to open in the fall of 2016 with 40,000-SF of incubator and office space at 417 Main, Tech Park Executive Director Brent Birch said Tuesday.

Startup Junkie One of 7 Selected for SBA ScaleUp Program

by Mark Carter 9/15/2015 09:19 am

Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville is one of seven organizations across the country selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration to administer a ScaleUp America startup accelerator.

Arkansas Municipalities Left to Clean up After Property Owners Leave Mess

by Mark Friedman 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Dealing with property owners who neglect dilapidated commercial buildings is becoming a growing problem for cities, especially when they crumble, Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said. Other officials in cities and towns in Arkansas agree with her.

Storage Development Draws $1.4M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/14/2015 12:00 am

A 240-unit mini-storage project in west Pulaski County weighed in at $1.4 million, and a 24-unit loft project in downtown Little Rock is under new ownership after a $455,000 foreclosure sale.

A Decision To Make (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/7/2015 12:00 am

In the wake of an opinion issued by state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas property owners and tenants — including individuals, churches and businesses — have another decision to make: Will you allow the open carry of firearms?

Momentum on Side of Max Farrell's Latest, WorkHound

by Mark Carter 9/7/2015 12:00 am

His latest venture is WorkHound, which has developed a driver retention tool for the trucking industry that enables drivers to share feedback about their company and includes an app that aggregates driver data.

McLarty Capital Partners Makes Loans, Invests Equity

by George Waldon 9/7/2015 12:00 am

As an SBIC, McLarty Capital has the flexibility of working with a business as a lender or as an equity partner with a minority or majority position. The seven deals it has closed to date represent a mix of each kind.

Direct Sales Growing in Popularity, Concerns

by Mark Friedman 9/7/2015 12:00 am

The number of people who are involved in direct selling, or multi-level marketing, has been climbing since 2011. The direct sellers pitch everything from jewelry to face creams to vitamin supplements, and usually their network of friends and family are the first to be pitched.

Podcasts Growing in Popularity

by Mark Carter 9/7/2015 12:00 am

While probably destined to become the placards of the 22nd century, podcasts represent an increasingly influential medium.

VentureBeat: Fayetteville's Qbox Raises $2.4M

by Mark Carter 9/2/2015 03:05 pm

Qbox is a cloud-based, search database for businesses. Formerly known as StackSearch, it won the ARK Challenge accelerator in 2012. The funding round was led by Vulcan Ventures and other funds based in Silicon Valley.

Cree Rebrands Division That Includes Fayetteville as Wolfspeed

by Mark Carter 9/2/2015 08:32 am

Semiconductor manufacturer Cree Inc. has rebranded its power and radio frequency division, which includes the former Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville, as Wolfspeed, the publicly traded company announced.