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Alabama Small Business News

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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Delta Challenge: Pitch Competition

The Small Business Development Center and The Division of Economic Development and Outreach at The University of West Alabama (UWA) are proud to announce that UWA has been chosen by the Delta Region Authority (DRA) as one of six host sites throughout the Delta Region for the

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ARC Grant to Establish New Loan Fund for Small Business

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Robert Bentley has announced a $400,000 grant to establish a loan fund focusing on small businesses in Appalachian Alabama. The grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission will be used in a joint effort by Pathway Lending of Nashville and the Alabama Small Business Development Center

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Jay Leno rides AL-made motorcycle

Jay Leno takes Alabama-made motorcycles for a ride and review Alabama-made Motus Motorcycles will be receiving some national attention Monday when former Tonight Show host and gearhead Jay Leno gives the company and its premium bikes some attention on Jay Leno’s Garage on YouTube. Leno will take

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Small Businesses on the Rise, Reversing 6yr Downward Trend

Reversing a six-year downward trend, activity in established small businesses increased last year, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index: Main Street Entrepreneurship, a new report that tracks small business activity and ownership in the United States. Though the number of established small businesses is increasing, the gain

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SBDC at Alabama State Helps Veterans March into Executive Roles

Every day is different for IT executive Keith Ellis. And he’s prepared for that. “One day it’ll be peaches and cream, and the next day it’ll be thunderstorms,” Ellis said. “We don’t live in a perfect world. Whatever comes your way, you have to strategize to get

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FED Surveys Small Businesses

The Birmingham Branch of the Atlanta Fed, in partnership with several other Federal Reserve Banks, is conducting a short survey of small business owners/managers. This survey is a platform through which small businesses can be heard. It is designed to pick up on potential finance issues affecting

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Carolyn Turner Named State Star

Carolyn Turner, an International Trade Specialist with the Alabama International Trade Center at the University of Alabama, has been selected as the 2015 Alabama State Star for the Alabama SBDC Network. State Stars are exemplary performers who have made a significant contribution to the SBDC program and have

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