For two people who love to do everything together, starting a business with your significant other might be your dream job. While it may seem like a bad idea to some, your bond may make you excellent business partners. It's true that working with your partner can distract you from...
1. Stock Futures Suggest a Rebound for Wall Street U.S. stock futures were higher on Tuesday, March 5, following a slump for equities in the previous session as Wall Street lost momentum after a report said China and the U.S. were in the final stages of completing a trade deal. Many market-watchers suggested Monday's lower...
A key staple of benefit packages today is retirement savings plans. These plans, which include 401(k)s and IRAs, allow workers to start saving money for retirement now. The real perk in many of these plans is an employer matching program. To encourage employees to participate in a retirement savings plans, a...
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, R-Ark., wants to end two big distractions for Arkansas voters: unwanted robocalls and last-minute court rulings related to ballot initiatives. Rutledge, who appeared on Talk Business & Politics this weekend, said she’s supportive of a proposed constitutional amendment spearheaded by Sen. Matthew Pitsch, R-Fort Smith, and...
The Securities and Exchange Commission voted last week to propose an expansion of a popular modernization reform that would permit investor views about potential offerings to be taken into account at an earlier stage in the process than is the case today. The new rule and related amendments would expand...
Forrest City-based Armor Bank has expanded into central Arkansas with a new Little Rock location. The facility, located at 7401 Cantrell Road, is the first of Armor’s planned branches for the region. In 2018, the bank opened a loan production office in the Windriver Building on Cottondale Lane. “Armor Bank has...
Sykes Enterprises is adding 200 jobs to its Fort Smith call center, which should boost total employment to near 700 jobs, the Tampa, Fla-based company announced Thursday. Sykes opened the Fort Smith call center in early 2011. “Since the start of locating operations in Fort Smith, the city and the...
Women-led tech startups are taking on some of the world's toughest challenges and will compete for funding later this year. Hosted by a nonprofit, this annual competition provides women founders of tech startups with the opportunity to earn a $50,000 cash grant, receive mentoring and present their solution to...
As the U.S. job market continues to tighten with the national unemployment rate at 4%, employers are spending more time training new hires as they enter the workforce or switch jobs, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The new report, issued on Feb. 21, shows...
In a wide-ranging television interview to promote his new book, “Now What? The Biography of a (Finally) Successful Startup,” First Orion Corp. Chairman and CEO Charles Morgan discussed the struggles getting his startup off the ground and the challenges facing Arkansas’ technology workforce. He wrote the book to chronicle the lessons learned...