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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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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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