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Shoals Entrepreneurial Center Business Accepted into Prestigious Accelerator Program

One leaky faucet, dripping five times a minute, loses 173 gallons of water in a year. A continuously running toilet can waste more than 1,000 gallons in a single day. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates an average household leaks … Continue reading

$2500 Prize for New SBIR/STTR Logo Design

Dear Technologists, Entrepreneurs, Artists, Designers, Researchers, SBC’s & More…        Javier Saade, Associate Administration of Investment and Innovation for the SBA is leading the SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation which oversees the SBIR and STTR programs across … Continue reading

B. Electric Joins List of Distinguished Graduates

B Electric, the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center’s (SEC) most recent graduate,  conducted a ribbon cutting and open house to dedicate the opening of their new facility located at 6644 Highway 17 in Florence on Tuesday March 31st. B Electric, Inc. is a … 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

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

Three Essentials of Crowd funding

  Over the last few years, a myriad of online platforms for lending money, funding projects and sourcing information have popped up across the Internet. With so many surface similarities, it’s easy to see why you might get a little … 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

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

The 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World

Booz & Co. just came out with its annual ranking of the world’s 1000 biggest R&D spenders, which includes a survey of more than 700 senior R&D executives asking them what companies are the most innovative in the world. Only two … Continue reading