Tag Archives: small business in the Shoals

Performance Scrubs Goes Pro, a Performance HealthCare Products company, launched its new high-tech clothing manufacturing facility in Florence, Alabama in late 2014.  Now, Performance Scrubs has Gone PRO! Dr. Burton Elrod of Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, one of the top NFL doctors in the country, … 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

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

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

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

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

Shoals Entrepreneurial Center Provides Assistance for Start-Up Businesses

Starting a new business can be difficult for would-be entrepreneurs.  There are several resources for new and small businesses available in the Shoals.  One resource is the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center (SEC), which has two offices in Florence and one in … Continue reading