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Local Entrepreneur Receives “Steve Nesbitt Award”

Steve Nesbitt was in the banking business in the Shoals for just under 40 years.  He was a long time Board member and advocate for the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center (SEC).  Steve had a true passion for both the Shoals and … Continue reading

NextGen Shoals Innovation Awards 2018

Nominations are open for  2018 NextGen Shoals Innovation Awards.  There are ten categories honoring local cutting edge businesses that drive the spirit of innovation in the Shoals. Winners will be recognized during Innovation Week at the second annual NextGen Shoals Innovation Awards, an … Continue reading

5 Tips to Live Your Dream

You don’t wanna be that old lonely man at the bar….. Regard the old man at the bar. He’s boisterous and jolly, a merry old fellow with ruddy cheeks. But, in quiet moments, there’s a wistful look in his eye … Continue reading

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

Will Your Business Survive the Ever-Changing Digital Economy?

Did you know… in a decade, our U.S. economy has grown barely 2%? 25% of businesses are doing great 50% are doing ok 25% are dying Take the eBusiness checkup now and find out where  your business/organization fits in this picture. What … Continue reading

The 7 Things Science Says You Must do Daily to Build a Billion-Dollar Company

When I started Taco, I knew I wanted to grow it into a billion-dollar company. But realistically, I knew that creating a billion-dollar company meant I had to impact billions of people and not just focus on metrics, like the … 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 BREAKFAST KICKOFF EVENT

SHOALS CHAMBER INNOVATION OVER EASY INNOVATION WEEK BREAKFAST KICKOFF EVENT AT THE SHOALS ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. See what is new at the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center and how you might use our resources to … Continue reading