Small Business Archive

Entrepreneurs Can Find Support at ASU Business Center

by George Jared 4/18/2016 10:42 am

Small businesses form the backbone of the economy in the Jonesboro area, says Arkansas State University Business and Technology Development Center consultant Kelli Listenbee.

Arkansans Featured in New Subway Ad Campaign

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Subway's new “locally owned” ad campaign showcases Jason West of Fort Smith, owner with his father and mother of 49 Subway stores in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Executive Recruiter Cameron Smith on Assessing Assistants

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Cameron Smith founded the executive recruitment firm Cameron Smith & Associates in 1992. The firm has gone on to become the top provider of executive talent to the almost 1,400 vendors doing business with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Tech Park Board Approves Phase 1 Rental Rates

by Sarah Campbell 4/13/2016 06:34 pm

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board approved rental rates ranging from $200 to $1,100 for furnished slots at 48,264-SF of space under construction at 415 and 417 Main St.

Mass Enthusiasm to Host Google Event May 4

by Sarah Campbell 4/13/2016 01:40 pm

Mass Enthusiasm Inc. is hosting Google's Partners Connect event at its headquarters in downtown Little Rock from 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 4.

Little Rock Rain Reschedules Opening of Bruno's Deli

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

He had hoped to open Bruno's Little Italy Deli in downtown Little Rock on April 18, said Gio Bruno, but heavy rain late last month has pushed the opening back by at least a month.

Tandem Apartment Sales Add Up to $11.2 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Shorter College Gardens Apartments in North Little Rock sold for $7.05 million while Willow Bend Apartments in Jacksonville sold for $4.25 million.

Developing Your Bench (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/11/2016 12:00 am

A succession plan means not only knowing who could move into an open slot, but what development gaps the candidate has for readiness and what the plans are for filling those gaps.

SBIR Road Tour Allows Entrepreneurs to Compete for $2.5B in Funding

by Alexis Hosticka 4/6/2016 04:16 pm

The state's science and technology entrepreneurs have an opportunity to meet with leaders of the $2.5 ­billion Small Business Innovation Research federal funding program when the SBIR Road Tour visits Arkansas on April 19.

IRS Sues Gravette Man for Nearly $1.3 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

A 73-year-old Gravette man was hit with a lawsuit from the IRS seeking a judgment for unpaid federal taxes.

Fox Ridge Pair Combine For $46M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Two Fox Ridge assisted living centers in Pulaski County generated eight-digit transactions, and a 2,200-SF Taco Bell in North Little Rock served up a $1.88 million sale.

SBA Awards Honor Local Companies

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/31/2016 09:43 am

The U.S. Small Business Administration has named Gina and Wade Radke, owners of Galley Support Innovations of Sherwood, as the 2016 Arkansas Small Business Persons of the Year.

Another Misguided Rule From the Department of Labor (U.S. Rep. French Hill Commentary)

by U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark. 3/30/2016 11:26 am

U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., says businesses in Arkansas and across the country are set to be hit with an aggressive 113 percent increase in the salary threshold for overtime pay

InVeritas PR Firm Expands to NWA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/29/2016 11:07 am

InVeritas CEO Ruth Whitney announced the firm's expansion to offices in northwest Arkansas and Washington, D.C.

Maumelle Quality Suites Sold for $2.4M

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

This week, we serve you a five-course meal of million-dollar transactions from Pulaski and Faulkner counties.

WLR Dealership Combo Generates $10.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/28/2016 12:00 am

MAG-AR I Colonel Glenn LLC, led by Mark McLarty, purchased the 17,690-SF North Point Nissan facility at 1 Col. Glenn Plaza Drive. MAG-AR 6030 Landers Road LLC, another McLarty Auto Group affiliate, bought the 18,130-SF North Point Mazda facility at 6030 Landers Road in North Little Rock for $2.8 million.

ArkUAV Receives FAA Exemption for Commercial Drone Operations

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2016 10:27 am

Little Rock drone company ArkUAV has received an exemption from the FAA to fly unmanned aerial vehicles for commercial use after applying for it in July 2015.

Conway's Stoby's to Rebuild After Fire

by Jan Cottingham 3/22/2016 03:13 pm

The owners of Stoby's Restaurant, a fixture on the Conway restaurant scene since 1980, plan — at least as of Tuesday morning — to raze the building, heavily damaged by fire on Saturday, and rebuild at the same site.

Core Brewing Still Growing; Distillery Next

by Jan Cottingham 3/21/2016 12:00 am

Jesse Core, founder of craft brewer Core Brewing & Distilling Co. of Springdale, is busier than ever these days, but he took time earlier this month to fill Arkansas Business in on his rapidly expanding enterprise, founded only six years ago.

Counseling for Family Businesses (Dave Robertson Commentary)

by Dave Robertson 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, which leads economic development efforts in the Fort Smith region, established the Family Enterprise Center 10 years ago to provide support to family businesses.