President & CEO of Smiley Technologies, Inc. Makes Inaugural Forbes Next 1000

LITTLE ROCK, AR – February 24, 2021 – Elizabeth Glasbrenner, the President/CEO & Co-Founder of Smiley Technologies, Inc., was selected to the first class of the Forbes Next 1000. Forbes chose 250 entrepreneurs from across the country in the first class, with Glasbrenner being the only honoree from Arkansas. This year-round initiative showcases the ambitious sole proprietors, self-funded shops and …

Elizabeth Glasbrenner Leads Smiley Technologies to New Heights

Banks do not magically process your paychecks, update your online accounts or manage digital systems. If there is any magic involved, it’s due to core software that enables banks and financial institutions to get these essential functions done quietly and in the background. If all goes well, no one is the wiser. Nestled in Little Rock, one company is growing …

Smiley Technologies, Inc. Pledges Support for Bank On Financial Inclusion Initiative

LITTLE ROCK, AR – October 20, 2020 – Smiley Technologies, Inc. (STI), a developer and provider of secure, innovative core banking solutions for community banks, joined the American Bankers Association (ABA) initiative for banks to consider offering Bank On certified accounts to expand access to banking services and reduce the number of unbanked and underbanked Americans. Smiley Technologies is amongst …

Growing with Purpose Podcast: “Can a Leader Care Too Much?”

What is the true role of a leader? On the Growing with Purpose podcast, I talk candidly with host Paul Spiegelman about challenging my own beliefs about leadership to realize I was built to become CEO. Tune in to our conversation:  http://blog.smallgiants.org/growing-with-purpose-elizabeth-glasbrenner

Forbes Recognizes Smiley Technologies, Inc. as a 2020 Small Giant

Smiley Technologies, Inc. (STI) is honored to announce it has been named a 2020 Forbes Small Giant.  Since 2016, Forbes and the Small Giants Community have partnered to find and recognize America’s best small businesses.  They focus on finding companies that choose to prioritize purpose and people over profit, which is the basis of Small Giants, a book written by …

Small Giants Community – Stepping Up

STI’s President and CEO Elizabeth Glasbrenner is one of several purpose-driven business leaders featured in the Small Giants Community’s series Stepping Up, which highlights how leaders and businesses are working through the COVID-19 pandemic.  The core values of the people and the organizations are front and center.  This is an excerpt from Small Giants Community’s Stepping Up series: Stepping Up: …

Innovating to Serve

I’ve always had an affinity for helping people. I observed my own parents’ proclivity toward service and the compassion and empathy that guided their actions. I learned at a very young age that people give to people. I learned at a very young age that people give to people. My early career in the non-profit sector was informed by this …

Smiley Technologies is a Certified Evergreen Company

We are excited to announce that STI is now Certified Evergreen®. “Evergreen™ companies are private, profitable, enduring, and market-leading businesses that make a dent in the universe. They put their purpose and people first and avoid decisions that impose a growth-at-all-costs or exit-oriented mindset, which benefits both the communities they serve and our society.” – Tugboat Institute Smiley Technologies has …