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Florence Culinary Incubator Stirs Entrepreneurship Dreams

The Florence-based Shoals Entrepreneurial Center is home to a culinary incubator that offers a fully equipped, FDA-approved commercial kitchen for fledgling startups to rent at reasonable rates. Beyond that, the center’s staff provides coaching for their culinary clients, with advice … Continue reading

Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Shoals!

Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Shoals!  Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of innovation, creativity, and opportunity. This week is dedicated to those who create jobs, develop innovative products and services, and drive economic development.  The Shoals Entrepreneurial Center … Continue reading

Attention Aspiring Entrepreneurs!

SHOALS — Aspiring entrepreneurs can present their business ideas to a panel of area professionals on November 18. The best idea will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize. The Shoals Chamber of Commerce’s Idea Audition has been designed to help … Continue reading

Investors are Hungry for Food Startups

Traditionally a field dominated by technology and biotechnology, venture investors have developed an appetite for food. With significant funding rounds for meal delivery services including HelloFresh and Blue Apron, food-related investments are on pace for the best year on record, … Continue reading

National Business Incubation Association selects Orlando as new headquarters

August 7, 2014 (ORLANDO, Fla.) – The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) the world’s leading organization advancing business and entrepreneurship, announced today it will relocate its headquarters and the formation of the Global Training Center for Business Incubation & Innovation to Orlando … Continue reading

U.S. Companies are Getting Older

  Not only is the American population aging, businesses in the U.S. also are growing older. Older firms are increasingly controlling the largest market share in different sectors of the economy, according to a paper by the Brooking Institution’s Robert … Continue reading

NORTHWEST-SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFERS FREE JOB SKILLS TRAINING

FREE Job Skills Training THE READY TO WORK PROGRAM COULD BE FOR YOU! Northwest-Shoals Community College can prepare you to be Career Ready with a FREE Workforce Development course which includes:   WorkKeys Certification Earn the National Career Readiness Certificate … Continue reading

Tooling sector under pressure to meet automakers’ growing demand

NOVI, MICH. — The North American tool and die industry supporting the auto industry is made up of about 750 individual shops, mostly in the U.S. and Canada, which produced a combined $9.25 billion worth of tooling in 2012. But … Continue reading

The 25 Most Influential Business Leaders Of 2013

Every industry has its movers and shakers. Men and women who, by virtue of their chutzpah and determination, built new companies, saved them from the brink of extinction, or forged new paths for others to follow. To celebrate their creativity … Continue reading

Why Too Many Startups Run Out of Money Too Fast

Over the last five years, my firm Red Rocket Ventures has consulted or mentored more than 500 startups — nearly all of them suffering from the same problem. They are typically so focused on building their product, they don’t raise … Continue reading