Success Stories & Impact

Success Stories

Back Forty Beer: Tapping into Export Markets

Biscuit Leather: Hand-crafted success

G Mommas Cookies: Making good things happen in Selma

Tender Loving Care: Post-tornado growth for kids, for the community

Southern Casanova: Barking up the right tree

Vanguard Pacific LLC: From startup strategy to contracting success

Life Coach Service: Gut Instinct, Serving the trucking industry

Something Ele’Gant Florals & Gifts: 25 years of progress

LE Energy: Strategy for Growth

Carter Pecan: Rural company in Brundidge cracks the export market

JaWanda’s Sweet Potato Pie: Sweet Success!

Veterans Cleaning: How Hiring Veterans

EOL Logistics: Customer Driven, Family Owned

MD Thomas: Constructing a Successful Small Business

Williams Group: Serving the country, Serving the community

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Hornsby Steel: Export Success

CrossFit on the Plains

AutoSport Bodyworks

Mason Music

Piedmont Outdoor

Family First Chiropractic

Federal Disaster Recovery Corporation (FDRC)

Audi Mescal

Country Gables Assisted Living, Mobile
SBA’s Alabama  Small Business of the Year 2012

In the last three years, Robin Gregorius has designed, built, and maintained a New Orleans style assisted living facility in a rural area of Mobile County.  Learn how she transformed $2300 into a successful business with help from the SBDC at the University of South Alabama.

Gilpin & Company, Birmingham
SBA’s Alabama Small Business Exporter of the Year 2011

This packaging company used an export working capital loan and assistance from the Alabama International Trade Center to double sales in worst three years of the economic recession.  They’re exporting to over 40 countries now.

I-Deal Fitness, Hamilton

Fitness center off to a healthy start!

Tanya Hall has always dreamed of owning her own business. However, Hall was stuck and she needed help in making her dream a reality, so she turned to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the University of North Alabama.


BrightStar Healthcare, Birmingham 

Veteran-owned start-up uses SBA financing to grow, now employs 170 people.


Process Barron, Pelham

This small company manufactures massively huge fans and equipment, and relied on export sales to help weather the economic downturn.  The Alabama International Trade Center helped them with export credit insurance, financing options, and payment terms.

To Your Health Sprouted Flour, Fitzpatrick, AL

The SBDC at Troy University and AITC team up to help this organic flour company sprout new business.

Success Stories & Impact May 5, 2012