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Rising Atlanta Ice Cream Company Finds Temporary Home in Florence

FLORENCE, AL, Monday, June 23:  Keith Schroeder, owner of the Atlanta-based ice cream company High Road Craft Ice Cream, had what anyone might call a good problem. Demand for his chef-designed, hand-crafted ice cream got a boost from coverage in … Continue reading

Career Advice: How to Keep Your Network Alive When You Have no Bandwidth

To keep your professional network going, you must consider it a valuable asset that’s critical for your career. Just as you wouldn’t leave money under your mattress unattended, hoping that there’ll be sufficient funds to retire, the same is true of your … Continue reading

Gov. Robert Bentley signs ‘crowd funding’ bill into law; intent is to help start businesses

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Alabamians are being given a new way to raise money to start small businesses. Gov. Robert Bentley’s press secretary, Yasamie August, said he signed legislation Tuesday that was sponsored by Republican Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur and supported … Continue reading

How To Run Or Ruin A Company In 140 Characters

LONDON (Reuters) – When Nat Rothschild, the co-founder of troubled miner ARMS, insulted his former investment partner on Twitter last week, he showed the power of social media for business leaders seeking publicity – but also the perils of saying … Continue reading

The Hardest Jobs for Entrepreneurs to Fill Are Also the Most Important

As an entrepreneur or a budding “wantrapreneur,” you’ve likely attended industry events — whether cocktail parties or seminars — where most of the guests work for startups and the conversations seemingly fall into one of two kinds. The first being … Continue reading

Nine jobs that humans may lose to robots

Are humans becoming obsolete in the workforce? All signs point to “yes.” As IBM’s Watson proved on Jeopardy, robots are becoming smarter than people. They also make fewer mistakes and they don’t get bored. By 2013 there will be 1.2 million industrial robots … Continue reading

Encouraging Entrepreneurship to a New Generation

Entrepreneurship – a word that used to define America but is now lost among a new generation. Today the average college student has no idea how to implement entrepreneurship, much less even understands the meaning of it. What happened to … Continue reading

3 Ways to Amplify Small-Business Marketing with Crowdsourcing

Don’t have time or money to do all of the marketing you’d like? Why not get your customers, consultants, freelancers, experts, writers, and more to help you? That’s what crowdsourcing is, and it’s a great way to enhance small business marketing efforts. … Continue reading

“We are all about local jobs” RC&D Council and Entrepreneurial Center celebrate local foods

By Steve Wiggins | March 9, 2014 | Filed under: News Raison d’etre – The thing that is central to one’s existence. Literally, ‘reason for being‘. FLORENCE – Giles McDaniel, Executive Director of the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center, believes his Raison d’etre, it to help grow locally inspired businesses. And … Continue reading

What NOT to Do on Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is a growing requirement of every potential or current employee. The amount of professional information that is shared through this social media site is massive and can open many doors into the business world; however, mistakes as simple as … Continue reading