Opinion

by Greg Kaza -

Fort Smith’s niche

Last year’s recession is a reminder the business cycle has not been repealed. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) declared that a…

by Jason Kincy -

It’s good to be in the change game

Every successful business adapts and changes, whether it is related to customer tastes and preferences, market and economic conditions, competitors, technology, or all of the above, all at the same…

by Erik Dees -

Avoid the collision

I was driving home late at night, anxious to return home. As I passed the car in front of me, it made a sharp turn into my lane without warning….

by Michael Tilley -

Riff Raff: Garage sale guidance

Editor’s note: This essay was first published Jan. 23, 2005. It is posted again to provide some guidance as the weather warms and we begin to emerge from our pandemic…

by Paul Holmes -

It’s time

As the COVID pandemic marked its first anniversary, Gov. Asa Hutchinson had two words for Arkansans: diligence and vaccination. By diligence, Gov. Hutchinson said in late March he wants Arkansans…

by Clint Lazenby -

Takeaways for Walmart’s future

Each year, Walmart hosts a biannual investor summit. The investment community has an opportunity to hear from Walmart’s leadership about company performance, visibility in the upcoming year and insights into…

by Jeff Hathaway -

On the real estate horizon

Over the past 12 months, everything changed, for everyone. “Business as usual” no longer applied, and as the shock began to subside last summer, the question started seeping into conversations….

by Brian OConnell -

Dissension in the ranks

When I started my first business, I was 32. I had run a small team before, but I had a boss, and that boss had a boss. I could pass…

by Katherine Campbell -

Some welcome relief

The CARES Act was put into place during the early stages of the pandemic, and it initially included the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Through that program, businesses have received more…

by Paul Holmes -

Common Ground or No Man’s Land?

It has been a while since an announcement by Osceola’s Chuck Banks, a longtime Democrat, that he was switching to the Republican Party was a pretty big news item in…

by Gary Moody -

Arkansas’ clean-energy future

Arkansas business and community leaders, elected officials, and policymakers have taken important steps in recent years in our national — and global — transition to a clean-energy economy. In Northwest…

by Dr. Chad Rodgers -

Move more for a healthy heart

Your heart is the most important muscle in your body. As with any muscle, if you don’t work it, you run the risk of the muscle not performing to the…

by Heather Nelson -

The sun rises on economic growth

Sustainability appears to be on everyone’s minds these days. Mere days after taking office, President Joe Biden signed executive orders reaffirming his administration’s commitment to advancing solar, wind and clean…