Small Business Archive

Peco Foods Delivers $35M Boost for Corning's Bruised Economy

by George Waldon 11/14/2016 12:00 am

The opening of the Peco feed mill in Corning earlier this year broke a long dry spell of big industrial development news for Corning and provided a glimmering counterpoint to the closing of the 44-year-old L.A. Darling plant.

Colony West Center Sells for $7.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Colony West Group LLC, led by T.J. Leflar, Marshall Saviers and Brian Shaw, and C-Lef Partners LLC, led by Leflar, bought the Colony West Shopping Center at 10300 N. Rodney Parham Road.

The Everyday Proof of Social Proof (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/14/2016 12:00 am

One of the most powerful forces of persuasion is “social proof,” the tendency of people to look to the behavior of similar others when they aren't sure what is correct in a given situation. You can find evidence of social proof nearly everywhere.

Economic Briefing to Analyze Local, National Economies

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2016 04:43 pm

The Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a Little Rock Economic Briefing on Wednesday.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

Robert L. Johnson to Speak at Little Rock Chamber's 151st Meeting

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/8/2016 11:36 am

Robert L. Johnson, founder of The RLJ Companies and Black Entertainment Television (BET), will be the featured speaker at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce's 151st annual meeting on Nov. 18.

CDS Crime Cams Give Agencies Extra Eyes

by Sarah Campbell 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant announced last week that its new Crime Cam can send real-time video of a robbery at a business to the police.

Report: Economic Uncertainty at All-Time High for Small Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2016 09:58 am

Small business owners can't anticipate the direction of the economy, don't know whether it's a good time to invest, and aren't sure whether to hire new workers, according to the NFIB Uncertainty Index.

Digital Marketing Platforms to Embrace — Or Ignore (Steven Schilling Commentary)

by Steven Schilling 11/1/2016 12:44 pm

Steven Schilling weeds through big digital marketing platforms like Facebook and Snapchat to determine what's really effective for small businesses.

Cellular Data Solutions Debuts Robber-Catching Camera

by Sarah Campbell 11/1/2016 11:42 am

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant has developed a camera that could help police catch those who rob businesses much faster.

Church Friendship Collapses Along With Building Plans

by Mark Friedman 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Was an ex-con seeking to improve his life taken advantage of by a couple from his church, or were the couple just more victims of a man with a history, before and after prison, of taking money for construction work that was never completed?

Pot Talk: Burning Questions From Employers About Legalization (Commentary)

by Jennifer Chang and Bruce Cross 10/31/2016 12:00 am

If passed, ballot initiatives supporting the legalization of marijuana for medical use should prompt employers to address the complex workplace issues that would inevitably arise.

Transport Firms Turn to Independent Drivers To Reduce Expenses

by Marty Cook 10/31/2016 12:00 am

The modern days of owner-operator drivers may be different from the good old days, when a driver bought his own truck and hired himself out to anyone who needed a load delivered. The expense of equipment, maintenance and fuel has made trucking a hard road for most pure independents.

WLR Apartment Land Draws $2.5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Madison at Chenal LLC, led by Brandon Huffman and Graham Smith, bought the 5,000-SF office-warehouse at 15500 Kanis Road and an adjoining 12.8-acre tract.

SPONSORED: Uncle T's: A Neighborhood Mainstay For 50 Years And Counting

by 10/24/2016 11:00 am

History books may devote more pages to nearby Little Rock Central High School, but in the day-to-day life of the neighborhood it's hard to imagine any landmark around here ranking higher than Uncle T's Deli Market.

Mini Golf Owner Accused of Putting Money Away from Judgment

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Linda Gauthier has been accused of hiding assets to avoid paying the judgment of nearly $350,000 that Regions Bank obtained from Saline County Circuit Court in 2011, according to a lawsuit filed by Edgefield Holdings LLC of Miami, in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

Construction Contractors Team With Pulaski Tech with Free Training Class to Fill Spots

by George Waldon 10/24/2016 12:00 am

More companies are embracing the notion that on-the-job training is good business. Under that banner, members of the central Arkansas construction community are banding together to fill employment gaps in their ranks.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

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