Small Business Archive

Parks, Streams & Woods: 50 Years of Arkansas Tourism and the Ad Man Who Saw It All

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Shelby Woods with his marketing agency, Cranford Johnson Robinson & Woods, became the state's top tourism marketer, publishing the Arkansas Tour Guide for 50 years and helping rebrand Arkansas as a “Natural State” for visitors.

Edafio Technology Opens New $2M Headquarters

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Edafio Technology Partners of North Little Rock opens its $2 million 8,550-SF headquarters at 5400 Northshore Drive in NorthShore Business Park.

Lofty Labs Continues to Expand After Amazon Certification

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Lofty Labs of Fayetteville has nearly doubled its staff this year and is close to reaching $1 million in annual revenue, Casey Kinsey, company president and founder, said last week.

Ozark Integrated Fits In with NASA

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/31/2017 12:00 am

NASA and other agencies have awarded more than $1 million in grants to Ozark Integrated Circuits of Fayetteville since 2015 for projects that are underway, including the development of heat-resistant circuits and a camera that can record but not be damaged by ultraviolet light.

Startups and More Bubble Up from Governor's Cup

by Sam Hoisington 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Over nearly two decades of the Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup competition, just over $2 million in prize money has been given to teams of college students with entrepreneurship ideas deemed promising by competition judges.

WLR Volvo Complex Sells for $3.6 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/31/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Little Rock's McLarty Auto Group bought the 60,000-SF McLarty Volvo Cars and McLarty Collision West complex at 1500 N. Shackleford Road.

Inuvo Reports Preliminary 2Q Revenue Rise, $1.4M Loss

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2017 04:05 pm

Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock announces preliminary second-quarter revenue of $18.3 million, up 16.8 percent from the same quarter of last year.

CardioWise Acquires Rights to SQuEEZ software

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2017 02:15 pm

CardioWise Inc., a portfolio company of VIC Technology Venture Development of Fayetteville, announces its acquisition of the worldwide rights to SQuEEZ heart function analysis software.

FIS Partners With Two Startups; 2nd FinTech Accelerator Ends

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/27/2017 11:27 am

Global technology provider FIS partners with two startups that graduated from last year's inaugural VC FinTech Accelerator.

SPONSORED: Ivan Hudson Leverages Networking, Relationship Power

by 7/26/2017 07:00 am

Agency founder sets himself up as solution to his own business and financial services needs as well as the needs of others.

SPONSORED: Implementing Your Business Planning During Change

by 7/25/2017 08:00 am

A clear view of goals and processes can be the difference between success and failure.

Stone Bank Expanding West Little Rock Location

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Stone Bank is taking over the entire ground floor at 900 S. Shackleford Road, growing from 8,000 SF to 18,000 SF.

Dispute Over Taxes Tears Family Apart

by Mark Friedman 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Roger and Shirley Bailey of Scott have become enmeshed in bitter legal fights with their youngest son Jeffrey, stemming from who should have paid payroll taxes for their business Rig-Up Electrical Services Inc.

Riverfest's Legacy (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/24/2017 12:00 am

The legacy of Riverfest is much greater than memories of fun, music, food and the occasional festival-goer wearing much too little clothing for his frame.

NLR's West Scenic Apartments Tops $3.9 Million Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/24/2017 12:00 am

West Scenic Partners LLC of St. Louis purchased Scenic Hill Apartments at 605 and 1207 W. Scenic Drive. The seller is Scenic Hill Properties Ltd., led by James Kincannon.

Embrace These Tech Investments (Heather Albright Expert Advice)

by Heather Albright 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Technology is transforming nearly every industry, causing disruption that often creates unforeseen challenges to business models. Companies that ignore technology, rather than embracing it, could become irrelevant.

Vixiar Medical Raises $1.5M to Produce First Product

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2017 12:56 pm

Vixiar Medical Inc. of Annapolis, Maryland, announced Friday that it has raised seed round financing of over $1.5 million. Vixiar is a portfolio company of VIC Technology Venture Development of Fayetteville.

Governor, Business Mark Phase One of A-State Innovation System

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 7/21/2017 11:40 am

Regional business leaders, government officials and Arkansas State University employees gathered in downtown Jonesboro this week to launch the Garage, the first phase of A-State Innovation System.

Ozark Integrated Circuits Gets $750K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2017 10:02 am

Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc. of Fayetteville gets a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force to develop electronics packaging and assembly systems for controls in jet engines.

WordsWorth Books Turns Page with New Owners

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Lia Lent and Tom McGowan, both of Little Rock, have bought the much-loved, long-lived independent bookstore from Jean Cazort. Its new name will be the slightly different Wordsworth Bookstore.