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Arkansas Company Goes Green as it “Paves the Way”




Martha Moore began her construction career in her father’s asphalt paving company, but has since paved a new path as the owner and president of SealTite of Arklahoma, LLC, based in Mulberry, Arkansas. During her journey, she saw a tremendous opportunity to steer away from asphalt maintenance products using traditional materials because of the health concerns.

In 2012, Moore started SealTite and made the strategic decision to go “Green” for her customers. The company produces an environmentally-friendly sealcoat for driveways and parking lots—versus sealcoat that employs coal tar, a material linked by the CDC to an increased risk of various cancers. 

Moore realized the need to dive into all aspects of managing her business and turned to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Since then, she has completed the SBA’s Emerging Leader’s training program that helps businesses expand,... Read More

RevUnit’s Foothold in the Digital Landscape




Joe Saumweber and Michael Paladino are the proud co-founders of RevUnit located in northwest Arkansas and were recently named 2018 Arkansas Small Business Persons of the Year by SBA Administrator Linda McMahon.

The award-winning digital strategy and product development studio started with work conducted in coffee shops and libraries to an amazing organization today that focuses on enterprise transformation, catering to major businesses that are common household names like Walmart, Zappos, Purina, and AutoZone.

RevUnit has been in operation for only six years and since inception has experienced phenomenal growth rising from the original cofounder team to more than 60 digital experts who leverage human-centric design, strategic vision, and innovative technology for their top-tier clients. Remarkably, Joe and Michael have also expanded their presence from Bentonville, Ark., to Las Vegas and... Read More

Natalie Madison is part baker, part artist, part business woman.

When she decided to expand her cake business, she turned to her partners at the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

“Natalie has been a client of the ASBTDC for more than a decade and continually utilizes the services we provide. She always wants to learn,” said ASBTDC Business Consultant Whitney Horton.

Since 2013, Madison had owned and operated Natalie Madison’s Artisan Cakes LLC in Little Rock, specializing in three-dimensional sculptural cakes and intricate custom wedding cakes.

In November 2017, in addition to creating cakes, she began selling bakery supplies and offering classes from a new location with a new name, Art Is In Cakes Bakery & Supply.

The expansion was more than a year in the making. In 2016, Madison entered talks with Vanness, Inc., the central Arkansas supplier of all things cake baking and... Read More

 College Campus Concierge

Anna Morrison founded in Campus Concierge, a Fayetteville Arkansas based tutoring service, in the fall of 2013.  Campus Concierge provides the resources to help students reach their true academic potential and succeed at college and Anna is no stranger to success either.  A recent graduate of the SBA ScaleUp initiative and winner of SBA’s Region VI Young Entrepreneur award she credits her success to “doing what you know and learning while you go” and in part to the US Small Business Administration. Anna, also credits their success to her team. The Director of Operations, Ryan Taylor, has been with the business since the fall of 2014. “People are the core of our business, and we wouldn’t be here today if it weren't for the incredible team of people that truly believe in our core values and work extremely hard to provide exceptional customer service to every student that walks through our doors.

Anna comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and remarked her 78 year old... Read More