Tag Archives: economic develop

Incubating Success

Please note:  The correct name for Russell Killen’s business is “Progressive” Insulation:……………………….. Russell Killen felt like he’d jumped off a cliff. At least, his wife did. He was more the risk taker, she the pragmatic one. But quitting his job … Continue reading

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

You could win the $25,000 grand prize grant. To enter the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, share your story with us — what motivated you to get into the business and how you’d take it to the next level of … 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

From Cotton Field to Clothing Rack….

You’ve probably heard of “farm to table,” but how about “field to garment”? In Alabama, acclaimed fashion houses Alabama Chanin and Billy Reid have a new line of organic cotton clothing made from their own cotton field. It’s not just … Continue reading

Win $5,000 to Help Start Your Business

Got a Business Idea?  Audition It!! Would $5,000 help you start your business?  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 … Continue reading

11 ways to stand out in a job application

Great Tips for Those Seeking Employment………………….. 11 ways to stand out in a job application We recently advertised for a content marketing intern. We had over 100 applications in 1 week, some great ones some not so great. The main surprise … 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

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

Food Business Workshop – Tuesday, April 15th 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

 Are you thinking about starting a food business with a favorite family recipe or maybe producing a value added product using vegetables from your garden? Join us at the Shoals Culinary Center (SCC) on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 6 p.m. … Continue reading


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