Simmons Bank will be the first-ever title sponsor of the Youth Entrepreneur Showcase (Y.E.S.), a business plan competition for fifth through eighth graders in Arkansas. The entrepreneurial education program has involved nearly 8,000 school children since 2006.   Simmons Bank presented a $10,000 check to the Y.E.S. competition, which is managed by...
I started an insurance agency two years ago. I had some friends who were all very successful in the industry, which led me to think that I would be blessed with the same fortune. My business was in a highly competitive industry, rated as one of the best industries to...
Soybean and peanut farmers still have thousands of acres to harvest in Craighead County, Craighead County extension agent Branon Thiesse told Talk Business & Politics, adding that constant rains in recent weeks have hampered efforts to finish the harvest in Northeast Arkansas. The late harvest is impacting the quality of...
The Woodlands, Texas-based RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ: RIBT) announced Nov. 6 it plans to purchase Golden Ridge Rice Mills, which includes a principal milling plant in Wynne, Ark. The roughly $8 million deal is expected to close in early December. Company officials said they will issue RiceBran shares for half the...
Murphy Oil Corp. posted profits of nearly $94 million as the El Dorado oil explorer saw international crude prices jump to nearly $70 a barrel in the third quarter, the company reported after the close of market Wednesday (Nov. 7). For the period ended June 30, the oil and gas...
Little Rock-based BSR Real Investment Trust on Wednesday (Nov. 7) posted third quarter profits of $13.5 million as the publicly-traded apartment owner and operator continued to expand in the dynamic Northwest Arkansas market. For the three-month period ended Sept. 30, BSR Trust reported net operating income of $13.5 million...
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Big cities are alive with big ideas, and some of those big ideas can be about starting a small business. Small towns, while being a great environment for small businesses, might not have the clientele entrepreneurs need to build a thriving, successful business. Here are eight small businesses anyone...
Female entrepreneurship is on the rise, with women making up 38 percent of business owners in the U.S. In fact, 1,072 women-owned firms are started each day and nearly 85 percent of women reported starting their business because they saw an opportunity. Those encouraging statistics will only continue to grow as more...
On paper, things have never looked better for female entrepreneurs. In fact, more than 11 million U.S. firms are now owned by women, employing nearly 9 million people and generating $1.7 trillion in sales, according to 2017 data from the National Association of Women Business Owners. But these numbers only tell...