The final weeks of December are upon us, and we at Arkansas Capital can’t help but look back on the past year and be thankful for all the excitement, success and advancement of Arkansas entrepreneurship brought by 2016. While we couldn’t possibly list all of the highlights that took place this year, we’re sharing a few of the most memorable below. Continue reading
December is National Write a Business Plan Month, and while this month of holiday gatherings and indulgent food may seem like an odd time to write a business plan, it actually provides a much better opportunity to prepare your business for 2017 than the typical January scramble. You want to be able to hit the ground running New Years Day, not be starting from square one. December will also likely bring fewer requests from clients, vendors, employees and partners, allowing you to focus on your business plan without interruptions. Continue reading
Arkansas Capital is proud to announce that its CDE, Heartland Renaissance Fund, LLC, has been awarded a $65 million allocation in New Markets Tax Credits to foster investment in businesses and economic activities in low income and underserved communities throughout Arkansas. This allocation is the second-largest amount Heartland has ever been awarded. To learn more about this momentous occasion, we enlisted Christa Clark, Vice President of Heartland Renaissance Fund, to answer a few questions about the allocation, and give some insight on what how this money will change Arkansas communities for the better. Continue reading
Oftentimes, because of its proximity to Thanksgiving, Veteran’s Day gets slightly overshadowed by families planning their travels, choosing the turkey, and wrapping up work projects for the holidays. But not at Arkansas Capital! We wanted to create a small event where people stop for a minute, take a breath, drink a beer, and remember our veterans. To celebrate those who have selflessly served our country, we gathered together friends, family, and strangers to meet at Flyway Brewing. The plan was to buy each veteran that walked through the door a beer as a small token of our appreciated for his or her service. But we thought why stop there? For those who haven’t served, we decided to buy them a beer, too – on one condition. They made a donation to Veteran Villages of America – a non-profit that connects veterans in need with housing and jobs.
While the word “millennials” often carries a negative connotation associated with social media addicts and the “Me” generation, they are actually proving quite the opposite in the small business world. A recent survey released by Sage, a global software company, states millennials – more than any other generation – desire control over their schedule, are socially conscious of those in need, and have a fierce commitment to the happiness of employees they will manage.
According to Sage, 65 percent of this generation want to start at least one business in the near future, no matter the outcome of the global economy.