Tagged: john james

Tux Dollars at Work as Menguin Raises Nearly $1M from Investors

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Menguin Inc., an online tuxedo rental company in Fayetteville, raised nearly $1 million in a recent offering, according to a document on file with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

John James Reacquires Scrub Shopper

by Marty Cook 3/4/2016 1:12 pm

John James, founder of Hayseed Ventures, bought one of his original business creations Scrub Shopper for "a seven-figure amount."

Tesseract Center, Arkansas Universities Embrace Game Design

by Marty Cook 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas universities are embracing the curriculum of digital game design, an industry that pays its software developers a median income of more than $90,000.

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.

QuBowl Awaits Quiz Results

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

QuBowl is an online training program that helps students from grade school to high school prepare for Quiz Bowl competitions. QuBowl’s program allows students the flexibility to train in weak areas while allowing coaches to track the work habits and progress of their students.

John James Looks to Make New Mark With Hayseed

by Marty Cook 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Hayseed, which moved into the Old Post Office building on the downtown Fayetteville square, hopes to raise $6 million to help the next generation of Acumens. James said Hayseed has already partnered with four startups and is consulting a fifth.

Hayseed Ventures Aiming for $6 Million Investment

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

John James, the Acumen Brands founder, is in the process of raising $6 million for his new company, Hayseed Ventures LLC in Fayetteville.

John James Wants to Turn Old Post Office into Startup Hub

by Mark Carter 5/26/2015 11:00 am

John James, the Acumen Brands founder who now focuses most of his time on launching Hayseed Ventures in Fayetteville, has a vision for the historic Old Post Office building that anchors the Fayetteville downtown square.

Hayseed Ventures to Take Over Old Post Office Building in Fayetteville Square

by Marty Cook 5/6/2015 10:49 am

Acumen Brands of Fayetteville will move its Country Outfitter flagship store out of the Old Post Office Building in the downtown Fayetteville square.

Kathy Deck: 2015 To Be A Transformative Year for Arkansas Economy

by Marty Cook 1/30/2015 4:41 pm

Arkansas’ economy is clawing back to its pre-recession level, and Kathy Deck believes 2015 will be a year of transition.

Acumen’s Goal: To Own the Southern Lifestyle Marketplace

by Marty Cook 3/10/2014 12:00 am

In December, Acumen Brands of Fayetteville announced objectives for 2014 that one company executive called “insane.” The leadership wanted five new programs to keep the company vibrant and growing, among those programs “flash sales” and “Marketplace.”

Acumen Brands, Dillard's Friendly After $15.7M Buyout

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2013 12:00 am

No longer part of the same company, Acumen Brands CEO John James said last week that he still considers the folks at Dillard’s Inc. friends and mentors.

Acumen Brands of Fayetteville Gets $83M Investment

by Mark Carter 4/4/2013 4:26 pm

Acumen Brands of Fayetteville receives an $83 million investment from New York firm General Atlantic, according to documents filed Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Fun Jobs: An Oxymoron?

by Mark Carter 10/11/2010 9:47 am

Very few of us are lucky enough to make a living by doing something we enjoy so much -- every aspect, every component of our job -- that it never feels like work.