Author - Sydne Tursky

Magazine May 2019

The Best Places To Start A Business In Arkansas

by Sydney Tursky Thanks to the work of Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and a number of entrepreneurial organizations dedicated to economic growth, Arkansas has become a premier destination for those looking to start a business. In 2018, Arkansas was among the...

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The Importance of Stress Awareness

by Sydne Tursky April is Stress Awareness Month, and for good reason. Although often ignored or even expected, job stress can have lasting negative consequences on health, productivity and business outcomes. Thanks to a growing awareness of the issue, employers and employees can take steps to...

Magazine March 2019

Fort Smith: Reinventing A Frontier Town

By Sydne Tursky Fort Smith has been many things in its 200-year history, from a simple stockade on the Western frontier to a military base to an industrial city. With a revitalized historic downtown, significant developments in the city’s arts scene and the construction of a national museum, the...

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Startup Junkie is Looking Ahead to 2019

Startup Junkie plans to continue its services for entrepreneurial support in Northwest Arkansas in 2019 while expanding its program offerings and adding new events as well. “Startup Junkie always gets a lot of exciting new ventures after the start of the year,” says Haley Allgood, the executive...

December 2018 Magazine

Did You Know? Daisy Outdoor Founded In 1969

By Sydne Tursky Founded well over 100 years ago, Rogers-based Daisy Outdoor Products became a hallmark of the American shooting scene by producing iconic products like the Red Ryder BB gun, a toy made famous by the 1983 film, A Christmas Story. Daisy continues to honor its long history by...

Magazine November 2018

Business is Good: Riffraff

by Sydne Tursky At the beginning of 2009, Kirsten Blowers was a senior at the University of Arkansas, and the country was in the middle of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. With a degree in interior design, she didn’t have high hopes of securing a job after graduation. So in...

Magazine November 2018

Business is Good: SupplyPike

by Sydne Tursky When people think of Arkansas, the first thing that comes to their mind probably isn’t technology and software innovations, but SupplyPike President Greg Kessman is ready to change that perception. SupplyPike develops and sells supply chain management software to consumer...

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1 Million Cups Empowers Arkansas Entrepreneurs

by Sydne Tursky 1 Million Cups, a nationwide organization with a chapter in Bentonville, is helping Arkansas entrepreneurs make connections and improve their business strategies. The organization began in Kansas City in 2012 as a project of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The program is...