Tagged: small business administration

SBA Loans in Arkansas Increase 111 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 3:05 pm

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

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.

SBA District Office Names New Director

by Alexis Hosticka 5/28/2015 1:35 pm

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Arkansas District Office named Edward Haddock as the new deputy district director. Haddock’s responsibilities will include helping boost economic development by ensuring the delivery of loan programs and business development services.

Businesses Have 3 Weeks Left to Apply for Loans

by Associated Press 7/22/2014 9:33 am

Arkansas small businesses have three weeks left to apply for U. S. Small Business Administration loans because of the drought that began last July.

WooHoo! Snack Mix Finds Way to Stores

by Eric Monson 11/25/2013 12:00 am

WooHoo! snack mix is founder Melinda Smith’s second foray into the specialty food industry after her accidental debut.

SBA Lending in Arkansas Rises in 2013

by Luke Jones 11/4/2013 12:00 am

Good news for the state’s small business environment: The number of loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing nationwide, and Arkansas is no exception.

Federal Agents Sued After Raiding Bottled Water Employees, Confiscating Cellphones

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2013 12:00 am

Mountain Pure LLC of Little Rock and several of its employees said federal agents crossed the line when they executed a search warrant at the plant in January 2012.

Jay Coles Named Deputy District Director of SBA's Arkansas Office

by Lance Turner 12/5/2012 8:46 am

U.S. Small Business Administration says Jay Coles has been named deputy district director of SBA's Arkansas District Office.