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Small Business Optimism is Soaring!

U.S  small businesses are brimming with confidence — and backing up their upbeat outlook with a burst of hiring and spending. Sixty-four percent of firms with 100 or fewer employees say their businesses are doing well, up from 61% in … Continue reading

4 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete Against Major Competitors

For a small business to strive and win competitors in an industry, use these strategies. Moving into a new city or job can be daunting, the hassle of finding accommodation, the stress of moving personal items and most especially the … Continue reading

Innovations in ER Physician Staffing

Check out Sycamore Physician Contracting (one of the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center’s newest clients) to learn more about innovations in emergency room physician staffing.      

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

Shoals Innovation Week Schedule of Events

JOIN US FOR THIS INAUGURAL EVENT SHOALS INNOVATION WEEK FEBRUARY 2017 TUESDAY 21st 7:00—8:30 AM SHOALS CHAMBER INNOVATION OVER EASY SHOALS ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER See what is new at the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center and how you might use their re- sources … Continue reading

Shoals startup, Ark Labs, reaches semifinals at worldwide competition

The Ark Labs recently traveled from Florence, AL to Lisbon, Portugal for Web Summit, “Europe’s Largest Technology Marketplace,” where they met potential investors, other companies, and startup professionals. On top of the amazing experiences they had and the relationships that were formed, … Continue reading

Launchpad offers $100,000 for Shoals startups

SHEFFIELD — The Alabama Launchpad program is stationing a regional pod in the Shoals that will provide $100,000 to local startups. The Shoals is the first regional site for Alabama Launchpad, a decade-old program that supports entrepreneurship in the state. … Continue reading

Shoals Entrepreneurial Center Receives $997K POWER Grant for Shoals Shift

For Immediate Release: Contact: Giles McDaniel 256.366.3604 August 24, 2016 Shoals Entrepreneurial Center Receives $997K POWER Grant for Shoals Shift The Shoals Entrepreneurial Center was recently awarded a $997,000 grant through the Obama Administration’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and … Continue reading

A Story Worth Sharing

Laura Hester, founder and owner of Red Gingham Gourmet, LLC, is commended for her hard work, dedication, and personal sacrifices in building her company into a successful enterprise. But, there is more to Laura’s story than just her business success. … Continue reading

2016 NW AL Best Robotics Open House

You’re Invited to participate in the 2016  OPEN  HOUSE  for NW Alabama BEST Robotics (Design-Engineering & Business-Marketing)–A partnership between the Shoals Chamber of Commerce and Northwest Shoals Community College. Tuesday, March 22, 5:30 p.m. Northwest-Shoals Community College Hospitality House 800 George Wallace Blvd. Muscle … Continue reading