Category Archives: Lending News

Arkansas Capital Corporation Is Pleased to Showcase the Work of Diane Harper, Dominique Simmons and Barbara Satterfield

The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group (ACCG) is dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Arkansas succeed. Arkansas artists are certainly entrepreneurs. In 2013, ACCG began showcasing the work of Arkansas artists in our offices and began hosting open houses open to the public to help support the artists, as well as provide our community of staff, clients and visitors with a chance to be inspired by the art and be able to network at our offices as part of downtown Little Rock’s 2nd Friday Art Night. We are continuing that successful public-artist venture with the June 12th Friday Art Night with works by Diane Harper, Dominique Simmons and Barbara Satterfield in a show titled “Southern Curiosities”. Robert Bean is the show curator.

Whether you are interested in learning more about the many lending products or just need a little visual inspiration, please stop by our offices Friday, June 12 from 5-8 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. The artists will all be at the event to discuss their work, and all work is for sale with proceeds directly benefiting the artist.

Our offices are located at 200 River Market, Avenue, Suite 400, Little Rock, AR 72201. Two nearby parking decks, as well as street parking are available. We are at Trolley Stop 10. Additional details about the trolley are available here. Continue reading

Which Mobile Payment Service Is Best for Your Business?

OnlineShoppingSmall businesses come in all shapes and sizes and setup in all kinds of locations. If you don’t have a physical location for your business, it’s important to be able to take mobile payments. With the advances in technology, small businesses can now accept payments over all kinds of devices like tablets, cell phones, etc. making it extremely easy to sell your products from pretty much anywhere you have cell service or an internet connection. In an article for Inc.com, “Which Mobile Payment Service Is Best for Your Business?”, Maeghan Ouimet compares six top contenders in the industry giving you information on each so that you can make the decision on which would be suit your business’s needs. In this post we will look at a couple of the top contenders. Continue reading

Arkansas Capital Corporation Is Pleased to Showcase the Work of Diane Harper, Dominique Simmons and Barbara Satterfield

The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group (ACCG) is dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Arkansas succeed. Arkansas artists are certainly entrepreneurs. In 2013, ACCG began showcasing the work of Arkansas artists in our offices and began hosting open houses open to the public to help support the artists, as well as provide our community of staff, clients and visitors with a chance to be inspired by the art and be able to network at our offices as part of downtown Little Rock’s 2nd Friday Art Night. We are continuing that successful public-artist venture with the May 8th Friday Art Night with works by Diane Harper, Dominique Simmons and Barbara Satterfield in a show titled “Southern Curiosities”. Robert Bean is the show curator.

Whether you are interested in learning more about the many lending products or just need a little visual inspiration, please stop by our offices Friday, May 8 from 5-8 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. The artists will all be at the event to discuss their work, and all work is for sale with proceeds directly benefiting the artist.

Our offices are located at 200 River Market, Avenue, Suite 400, Little Rock, AR 72201. Two nearby parking decks, as well as street parking are available. We are at Trolley Stop 10. Additional details about the trolley are available here. Continue reading

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Loan

BusinessLoanApplicationEveryone knows how uncertain economic times can make it difficult to obtain a loan from a bank. Uncertainty causes banks to be very selective when deciding which applicants to loan money to. There is plenty of information out there that can help inform loan applicants on how to make themselves and their businesses look appealing to banks, but one way to increase the chances of getting that loan is to know what not to do. In an article for Entrepreneur.com, Catherine Clifford discusses 4 mistakes to avoid when applying for a bank loan.

Mistake #1: Underestimating the value of personal credit

Banks want to lend money to applicants who have been responsible managing their own personal finances. If an applicant can’t manage the money that directly affects themselves and their families, then what makes a bank think they will do any better with its money?

Mistake #2: Applying for the wrong type of loan

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Historic Rehabilitation Project Set for Downtown Little Rock’s Main Street

Raimondo Family WineryMore positive news on the redevelopment of downtown Little Rock. Moses Tucker announces today the purchase and plans to rehabilitate the former Fulk-Arkansas Democrat Building, located at 615 Main Street in downtown Little Rock. The project will consist of eight (8) loft-style unit apartments with a retail component on the ground floor that will be anchored by Raimondo Winery. The project is anticipated to start in mid May and will cost approximately $2 million.

The Fulk-Arkansas Democrat Building is not currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but is one of the more architecturally significant buildings on Main Street. The 2-story, 13,146 square foot building was constructed in 1916 and was designed by well-known architect, Charles Louis Thompson.

Charles L. Thompson was one of the more prolific architects in Arkansas, having been involved in designing more than two thousand buildings throughout his career. Some of his best known works in the state of Arkansas include the Washington County courthouse in Fayetteville, Little Rock City Hall, the El Dorado High School, and the Peter Hotze house in Little Rock among others. The Fulk-Arkansas Democrat Building originally housed The Arkansas Democrat newspaper, known today as the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, between 1917 and 1930.

This approximately 14,000 SF mixed-use project is situated on the east side of Main Street between 6th & 7th and is expected to be completed by mid 2016 to allow for tenants to open simultaneously. Raimondo Winery will be situated on the ground floor level of the development and will be open 7-days a week, serving only lunch. The winery will feature a wine tasting room and will offer select culinary events . Customers will also have the ability to purchase other products such as her homemade extra olive virgin oils and premium balsamic vinegars. Continue reading

Pediatric Workplaces Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Join us at the groundbreaking ceremony for Pediatric Workplaces on April 22nd at 12:30pm at 900 South 52nd Street in Rogers, AR.

Click here for more information about Pediatric Workplaces and the groundbreaking ceremony.

The Six Biggest Hits to Your Credit Score

CreditScoreWith the focus on credit quality these days, the credit scores of principals/guarantors in the application process of securing a loan has become a greater focal point among lenders. Even Commercial Real Estate lenders (like life insurance companies) have paid more attention to credit scores over the last 2 years since the economic recession has taken hold. In fact, there are few things in your financial life that affect your ability to secure credit more profoundly than your credit score. However, it still remains a relative mystery to as to what financial ‘episodes’ really affect your score dramatically and which don’t. Some activities can just ‘scratch’ your credit score, while others can ‘dent-in the whole fender’. Continue reading