Small Business Archive

Cancer-Fighting Tech, Livestock Tracker Win Big at Governor's Cup

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/11/2017 01:27 pm

Teams from the University of Arkansas, John Brown University, Arkansas State University and Harding University won big at the 17th Annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup competition.

Video: A Conversation On Leadership with Fitz Hill

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2017 11:42 am

A good leader should be willing to adapt to new situations to guide an organization to success, says Fitz Hill, a former college football coach and college president, in Arkansas Business' new video series.

Asa Hutchinson Among Speakers at 2nd Conference on Delta's Future

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 11:33 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be the featured luncheon speaker at a conference on the future of the Arkansas Delta on May 19 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Bank Assets, Profits Up; Charters Dwindle on List of Largest Arkansas Banks

by Gwen Moritz 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Out-of-state acquisitions by publicly traded banks pushed total assets reported by Arkansas charters up by almost 17 percent to more than $88 billion at year-end 2016.

Searcy Energy Lender Southeast Capital Quietly on the Rise

by Kyle Massey 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Jay Barber has quietly built a national business as an energy banker in Searcy, but he's not completely hush-hush.

Arkansas Loosens Limits, Expands Crowdfunding Options

by Marty Cook 4/10/2017 12:00 am

More Arkansas investors will soon have more options for putting their money to work.

US Bank's Mike Richardson Shows Healthy Interest in Rising Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Mike Richardson returned to Arkansas last year after the retirement of Michael Shelley, U.S. Bank's previous regional president for Arkansas.

UALR Pipeline to Black Oak Celebrates Anniversary

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's master's program in information quality recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the only complaint from employer Black Oak Analytics Inc. is that it should produce even more “rock stars.”

Kids' Book Series Launched With Kickstarter Campaign

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Digital content strategy firm Southern Swallow of Little Rock recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $18,000 for its new four-book Entrepreneur Kid series that aims to inspire K-12 student to launch their own businesses.

Aristotle Exec on Broadband Mission to Washington

by Kyle Massey 4/7/2017 02:12 pm

Elizabeth Bowles will be on a mission April 21 when she flies to Washington, D.C., as a newly minted member of the federal Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. She's demanding technological equality for rural people.

SPONSORED: Think Twice Before Being Your Own Bookkeeper

by 4/6/2017 07:00 am

Treat bookkeeping like the vital task it is and not as an additional duty for a busy employee.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

Help Wanted: Cotton Immigration Measure Can Be Improved, Zook Says

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

While Randy Zook, CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, applauds the RAISE bill's reform of the family reunification preference, he does not believe the proposal actually meets the needs of the economy.

Arkansas Industry Leaders Say Temporary Workers in Short Supply

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The RAISE Act that U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton introduced in February would slash permanent legal immigration, but it doesn't address at all the immigration issue that may be most pressing back home in Arkansas: temporary workers.

Startup Junkie To Pitch IdeaFame to Arkansas Innovators

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville is planning a new pitch competition platform for prospective entrepreneurs and innovators.

Ridge Road Village Draws $7M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/3/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of New York's Dwight Capital acquired Ridge Road Village Apartments in North Little Rock for $7.05 million.

Hergets Give Heights Icon New Chance

by Jan Cottingham 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The venerable Terry's Finer Foods in the Heights lives now as the Heights Corner Market, a rebirth greeted with relief by all who relied on Terry's for great meat, seafood, desserts and its selection of hard-to-find groceries.

DWS Director Daryl Bassett on Why Land of Opportunity Needs More Workers To Land a Job

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Before being named to lead the Department of Workforce Services by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in December 2014, Daryl Bassett served as director of Business & Commercial Services at the Arkansas secretary of state's office.

SPONSORED: 'Old School' RSVP Catering Rolls With Changing Times

by 3/27/2017 08:00 am

Owner mixes modern technology with traditional methods to keep customers happy.

Conway Booms, Setting Retail Records

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial development is thriving in Conway, evidenced by the nearly complete $65 million Lewis Crossing shopping center and plans for a startup space the city hopes will attract new and existing companies.

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