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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

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

UNA Students Pitch Innovative Ideas to Local Investors

Thirty five students representing all four colleges at the University of North Alabama participated in UNA’s 3 Day Startup Feb. 27- March 1. The event, sponsored by Charleston Laboratories, Inc., was a learning-by-doing campus workshop that taught entrepreneurial skills to … 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

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

Attention Aspiring Entrepreneurs!

SHOALS — 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 Shoals Chamber of Commerce’s Idea Audition has been designed to help … 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

National Business Incubation Association selects Orlando as new headquarters

August 7, 2014 (ORLANDO, Fla.) – The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) the world’s leading organization advancing business and entrepreneurship, announced today it will relocate its headquarters and the formation of the Global Training Center for Business Incubation & Innovation to Orlando … Continue reading

Medicinal Herb Garden Tour

The North Alabama Food Policy Council and Alabama A&M University will be hosting a medicinal herb garden tour on Saturday August 16th in Hazel Green. The tour will include a tour of exotic vegetable plots with Dr. Rao Mentreddy of … 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