Small Business Archive

Update: Tech Park, Richard Mays Settle on Price

by Mark Carter 11/25/2015 10:37 am

The board will pay Mays $1.037 million for the 10,000-SF property, with both sides agreeing to drop law suits. It met late Tuesday afternoon and voted to extend the offer which Mays accepted.

Frank, Judy Fletcher Give UA $600K for Entrepreneurial Course

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2015 09:30 am

University of Arkansas alumnus Frank Fletcher and his wife, Judy, are providing $600,000 to establish the Frank and Judy Fletcher SAKE Fund in the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

SBA Loans in Arkansas Increase 111 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 03:05 pm

Arkansas' performance exceeded the national average and includes a 34 percent increase in numbers of loans, the SBA said.

Fundraising On Tap for Spencer Jones' IV Device

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Spencer Jones' ARK startup led to the launch of LineGuard Med to develop SafeBreak, a device engineered to protect IV access devices from accidental dislodgment.

Following The Crowd (Robert T. Smith Expert Advice)

by Robert T. Smith 11/23/2015 12:00 am

One of the more publicized provisions of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act directed the S.E.C. to establish rules allowing companies to use crowdfunding to raise capital in an exempt securities offering.

Are You Overlooking Potential Customers? (Heather Robinette Expert Advice)

by Heather Robinette 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Untapped international markets represent a viable opportunity for expansion and diversification for many Arkansas companies, including small ones. However, the narrow view of too many business owners is that exporting is an option only for larger companies or manufacturers.

Arkansas Capital Corp. Changing Funding Model

by Mark Carter 11/20/2015 11:11 am

Arkansas Capital Corp. of Little Rock will no longer work with state government to provide small-business loans. For the first time in the organization's almost 60-year history, its funding model is changing.

Richard Mays Sues Tech Park Board, Raises Asking Price

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2015 10:30 am

Little Rock attorney Richard Mays on Thursday sued the Little Rock Technology Park Authority and other officials, challenging the board's authority to take his property under eminent domain.

UALR Workshop Explains Commercialization Process for Researchers

by Mark Carter 11/19/2015 01:58 pm

Determining the commercial viability of research ideas should be an easy process that need not intimidate university students and researchers who harbor hopes of taking those ideas to market, Rebecca Norman told students and researchers Thursday.

Tech Park Board Extends Property Deadline for Richard Mays

by Mark Carter 11/16/2015 04:25 pm

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board votes Monday to give Richard Mays until Friday to accept the board's offer of $845,000 for his 10,000-SF property at 415 Main St.

UALR Hosting Global Entrepreneurship Week Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 10:21 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a series of events as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week this week.

Chocolate Maker Nathaniel Izard Opens Hillcrest Shop

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Nathaniel Izard, who's been selling his chocolate at the Hillcrest Farmers Market since last year, has opened up a storefront at 623 Beechwood St. in Hillcrest across from Kroger. There he sells truffles and caramels in addition to his 2.8-ounce bars.

Uptown Fayetteville Rediscovers Popularity

by Marty Cook 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Jeremy Hudson and others are putting faith and money into the Steele Crossing area of north Fayetteville.

Tech Park Board Gives Birch Raise, Braces for Eminent Domain

by Mark Carter 11/12/2015 10:05 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday voted to give its director a 5 percent raise and braced for a possible eminent domain lawsuit.

Wal-Mart VP: Human Resources Management Evolves With Technology

by Marty Cook 11/11/2015 09:50 am

Managing human resources, like just about every other facet of running a business, has changed with and because of technology.

Jeff Standridge of Newly Launched Cadron Creek Capital Talks Conway Investment

by Mark Carter 11/11/2015 09:34 am

Acxiom Vice President Jeff Standridge believes Conway is overdue to make its own mark on the state's tech startup ecosystem and hopes his new fund can help.

AEDC Hosts Workshops for Minority Business Owners

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2015 09:07 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission's Small and Minority Business Division will host two workshops this month geared toward minority business owners.

Hart Construction, Cone Group Announce Alliance

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2015 10:08 am

Hart Construction of Searcy and The Cone Group, a commercial contractor in Little Rock, have announced a professional alliance to form Hart Cone.

Field Agent Finds Veterans Do Appreciate Marketing Support

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Field Agent of Fayetteville posted a blog that revealed the results of its latest survey, in which it asked veterans for their thoughts on companies' military marketing and promotions.

Lofty Labs Gains Height in Fayetteville Square

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Lofty Labs, a Web development consultancy, moved in late October to a third-floor space at 1 E. Center Street on the downtown Fayetteville Square.