Small Business

2018 State Star: Suzanne Darden

Over the last two years, the Alabama SBDC Network has helped companies obtain over $131 million in new capital, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Suzanne Darden.  Darden, who leads the Capital Access Program at the Alabama SBDC Network, has been awarded the “State

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IRS issues proposed regulations on new 20% deduction for passthrough businesses

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations, on August 8, 2018, for a new provision allowing many owners of sole proprietorships, partnerships, trusts and S corporations to deduct 20 percent of their qualified business income. The new deduction — referred to as the Section 199A deduction or

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FED Surveys Small Businesses

The Birmingham Branch of the Atlanta Fed has partnered with the Alabama SBDC to conduct 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 financial issues affecting small business

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SBIR Road Tour- Huntsville, April 17

Alabama’s small technology firms and innovators are invited to attend the SBIR Road Tour, coming to Huntsville on April 17.  Registration is open.  $75. The Alabama SBDC Network and Alabama PTAC are eager to promote this unique opportunity to meet directly with Federal and State Program Managers who

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2018 SBA Alabama Small Business Person of the Year

Montgomery Moving Company Owner Named 2018 SBA Alabama Small Business Person of the Year Owner Charles W. Underwood II of C & R Movers, LLC  Takes Top Honors, Finalist for 2018 SBA National Small Business Person of the Year, Celebration to Recognize All Local SBA Award Winners

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On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the Alabama SBDC Network will join SBDCs nationally to celebrate the second annual SBDC Day. SBDC Day is a national movement to help raise awareness about the service offering and impact of America’s SBDCs – the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) largest business

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Impact Report:

Jobs, New Businesses, Increased Sales

The 2017 Impact Report Snapshot shows another outstanding year for Alabama’s small businesses.

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Ft Benning B2G Conference & Expo

25th National B2G Procurement Conference and Expo features Jerry Ellison, Program Manager for UA’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).  Join us on Wednesday, January 24th, at the Benning Club.  The event is free and features an outstanding Lecture Series and Panel Discussions with a focus on contracting

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SBDC GrowSmart Helps Small Businesses

GrowSmart is the signature program within Alabama SBDC aimed at entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses. Through five modules held one day per week for five weeks, companies learn the secrets behind self-analysis and management in the modern business climate.  The Alabama Small Business Development Center Network has some business-savvy instructors

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Small Business Saturday

What Comes Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday? That’s Right! Small Business Saturday!!! By: Thomas A. Todt, District Director – Alabama, U.S. Small Business Administration First of all, hope you had a grand Halloween and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. It seems that every year poor

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