Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun July 14, 2019
PHOTO BY: Staci Vandagriff

Coty Skinner went from operating his business, ARganic Woodwork, out of his home garage to a 3,500-square-foot studio in Searcy. It also has 2,000 square feet of storage space. Skinner was one of six businesses chosen to receive help after Searcy won the Small Business Revolution-Main Street national contest. The city and the businesses will be featured on the eight-part online and Hulu series, starting Oct. 8.

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Searcy reaps benefits of Small Business Revolution-Main Street

Coty Skinner, owner of ARganic Woodwork, went from working out of his garage to renting a 3,500-square-foot studio in Searcy, thanks to Small Business Revolution-Main Street. “Small Business Revolution didn’t finance it; it was just a boost of confidence,” Skinner said. “It was a big change. I played it safe for a long time.” Searcy won a national online contest out of 12,000 original entries to be featured on season 4 of the eight-part... READ MORE


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