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Alabama Small Business News

Half of Millennials Plan to Start a Business in the Next 3 Years

                  Study Conducted by America’s SBDC Reveals Insights into the Entrepreneurial Mindsets of Different Generations of Americans Washington, D.C. – America’s SBDC partnered with the Center for Generational Kinetics to better understand how different generations view and approach entrepreneurship.

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Calhoun County: Small Biz Advocate of the Year

The Business Awards celebration at the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce recognized 21 small businesses, non-profits and entrepreneurs for their job well done.   Congratulations to all of the small business nominees and winners, and to the Alabama SBDC team at Jacksonville State University.   The Larry

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ASBDC at Troy University Matchmaker Success

Troy University’s Small Business Development Center Helps Area Small Businesses Grow

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Local Joe’s Trading Post: SBA Small Business Person of the Year

Jodie Ray Stanfield, owner of Local Joe’s Trading Post in Rainbow City, has been named the 2017 Alabama Small Business Person of the Year. The letter of congratulations from SBA Administrator Linda McMahon to Stanfield says, in part, “your hard work, innovative ideas, and dedication to your

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Alabama Celebrates SBDC Day March 22

When you spend most of your time working for the greater good, taking a moment to celebrate the good work you do is often an afterthought. That’s been the case for America’s Small Business Development Centers. But on March 22, 2017 that will all change. The first

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Andrea Mosley Returns to Alabama State University

Mosely named as Director of the Alabama SBDC at Alabama State University. By the time Andrea Mosley started as a temp in 2010, Lorenza Patrick had already spent decades building partnerships and helping entrepreneurs as the director of Alabama State University’s Small Business Development Center. Patrick died

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SBA Launches 2017 InnovateHER Business Challenge

  The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the launch of the 2017 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge, a nationwide business competition to drive attention and resources to innovative products and services that make our lives easier and longer.  Competitors vie for $70,000 in prize money

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ACE Celebrates 15 Years

In 2017, Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) will celebrate its 15th anniversary of helping selected small Alabama communities achieve long-term economic success.  Targeting communities with populations of 2,000 to 18,000, ACE is a non-profit organization that provides technical assistance services and guides communities through a three-phase process

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Joe Grimes Recognized as “2016 State Star”

Small businesses in Alabama are growing stronger every day, and Joe Grimes, a Business Advisor with the Alabama SBDC at Jacksonville State University (JSU), has contributed significantly to their success.  Grimes has been selected as the 2016 Alabama State Star, a nationally-recognized award designed to highlight exemplary

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Small Business Credit Survey

The Alabama SBDC is partnering with the Federal Reserve to conduct a Small Business Credit Survey for both pre-start and existing businesses, and we’d like to ask you to participate.   This survey is a platform through which small businesses can be heard; elected officials and financial

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