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11 ways to stand out in a job application

Great Tips for Those Seeking Employment………………….. 11 ways to stand out in a job application We recently advertised for a content marketing intern. We had over 100 applications in 1 week, some great ones some not so great. The main surprise … 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

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

Congratulations to Smokin’ on the Boulevard!!!!

SMOKIN’ ON THE BOULEVARD NAMED 2014 ALABAMA BBQ BRACKET CHAMPION!!!!!!   Alabama Foods introduces the 2014 Alabama BBQ Bracket champion! It was a tight race, but Smokin’ on the Boulevard has come out on top and been named the 2014 … 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

6 Signs It’s Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

StyleZen had a following of loyal customers. But the principals at the shopping site, which launched in 2011, were struggling to expand that user base. “We had amazing user engagement, but we couldn’t figure out how to grow without spending … 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