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How Small Businesses Can Enter the Sea of Federal Procurement

Alabama small businesses have been relatively slow to take advantage of this SBA program designed to navigate the stream of federal government contracts.

Who Owns Alabama’s Forests?

Who are the typical timberland owners in Alabama? Are the small landowners in it for investment or recreation? For some insights, we spoke with Stephen Burdette, a registered forester with American Forest Management's office in Prattville.

Benchmark Changes in This Year’s Fed Income Taxes

Dr. Kerry Inger, who specializes in financial accounting and corporate taxation in Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business, highlights the most significant changes of "the most significant tax reform since 1986."

Animals, Celebrities, Old Movie Trailers…What Works in Super Bowl Advertising

Dr. Linda Ferrell, professor and chair of the Department of Marketing in Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business, dishes super secrets about Super Bowl ads

Market Volatility: Weighing the Wide Swings

Why what happened in 2018 is not out of the ordinary. Why not to overreact.

Fraud in Your Workplace

Looking for Red Flags: How to Spot and Stop Real-Life White-Collar Criminals

Alabama’s Booming Manufacturing Sector: Key Points to Know About the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act

Manufacturing in Alabama is booming. Stats tell the story. On August 10, 2018, a publication in Global Trade ranked Alabama as a national leader...

Weathering the Storm: Insurance Coverage For Risks Posed By Natural Disasters

Alabama businesses should take proactive measures to ensure their insurance policies meet their particular risks and expectations.

Investor Protection Requirements for Seniors and Vulnerable Adults

Alabama was one of the first states to enact legislation requiring certain financial institutions to report suspected financial exploitation of senior and other vulnerable investors.

Complying with GDPR: Where Are Your Blind Spots?

Explore the common misunderstandings that may help you as you assess whether your company has any obligations under GDPR.

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Flashback: Peak Oil

Figure it was an early Christmas present for folks who still fret over America’s energy security. On November 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of the...

Movers & Shakers in Coffee, Dale & Geneva Counties

Mike Baergen Baergen is general manager of the Ozark Assembly Operations for Bell Flight, working to increase production while maintaining safety and quality standards. Baergen,...

City Trees Are These Artisans’ Niche

Leigh and Cliff Spencer’s Alabama Sawyer makes its niche in the recycled timber of Alabama’s “urban forest.”

Alabama Builders Advance New Technologies

Technology is now making a difference on the ground in Alabama construction — whereas, the data once just flowed to HQ.

Transforming Old Wood into New Business

Peerless wide-plank floors and panels made from reclaimed wood is the specialty of Birmingham-based Riverbottom Pine.