Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

November 28, 2016

Spartan Battles Bad Boy Mowers on Shared Turf in Batesville

Spartan Battles Bad Boy Mowers on Shared Turf in Batesville
Karen E. Segrave

Maybe a thousand feet as the crow flies separates the Intimidator plant from the Bad Boy facility in the Independence County Industrial Park. And though Intimidator is the startup, it lays claim to the 1 Bad Boy Blvd. address; Bad Boy is at 102 Industrial Drive. read more >

Tianyuan Garment Factory Turns Tide: 400 Jobs ‘Reshored' to Little Rock

A Chinese garment maker's plan to spend $20 million building a factory in Little Rock is an example of a manufacturing phenomenon that is picking up steam as automation begins to wash out the labor cost advantage that for decades enticed manufacturers to move overseas. read more >

Accountants on Arkansas Campuses Find Numbers in Their Favor

The chairman of the accounting department at Arkansas State University says there will always be a place for accountants in the business world, no matter how high-tech business becomes. read more >

Executive Q&A

Harding Professor Phil Brown's 4 Ways Arkansas Companies Can Keep Accounting Recruits

Harding Professor Phil Brown's 4 Ways Arkansas Companies Can Keep Accounting Recruits

Phil Brown is a professor and co-chair of the Harding University Accounting & Finance Department at Searcy. read more >

Spotlight: Accounting

Americans Trust CPAs (Jerry Spratt Commentary)

Americans Trust CPAs (Jerry Spratt Commentary)

CPAs working in business are responsible for the accurate recording of financial accounting transactions in the United States. read more >

Mean Wage in Arkansas $62K for Accountants and Auditors

Mean Wage in Arkansas $62K for Accountants and Auditors

The number of accountants and auditors in the United States totaled 1.2 million in May 2015, and their annual mean wage was $75,280, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. read more >

Accountants on Arkansas Campuses Find Numbers in Their Favor

Accountants on Arkansas Campuses Find Numbers in Their Favor

The chairman of the accounting department at Arkansas State University says there will always be a place for accountants in the business world, no matter how high-tech business becomes. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

Priced as Marked (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Priced as Marked (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Nonprofits compete for the same private-sector labor as for-profit companies, but even those of us who seek out salary data have to be impressed with just how much medical professionals are being paid. read more >

Business Equipment: Leases vs. Loans (Marcus Guinn Expert Advice)

Business Equipment: Leases vs. Loans (Marcus Guinn Expert Advice)

Small-business owners often bring their consumer mindset to running their businesses, particularly in the early years of owning. In many regards this mindset is helpful, but it can also hinder progress when it comes to the idea of leasing. read more >

Truth in Lending (Editorial)

Truth in Lending (Editorial)

Black Friday isn't what it used to be, but the arrival of the spending season prompts concern about a looming threat to Arkansas consumers: the return of the illegal loan sharks euphemistically known as payday lenders. read more >