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Bama Santa

In a conundrum over what gifts to give this holiday season? Stressed over pleasing that impossible-to-shop-for someone or those who seem to have it...

Southern Styled for High Yield

Brent Howell has always loved clothes. For him, a perfect-fitting polo style shirt was the height of comfort and style. Throughout his life,...

Remington Ramps Up Amid Some Flak

Trip Ferguson could have been forgiven for being distracted during a recent phone interview with Business Alabama about how things are going at the...

How to Build a Nationwide Boutique

Like many a girl, Heidi Elnora dreamed of beautiful ball gowns and sketched her elegant designs. But unlike most of the others, ...

Taming The High Price of Textbooks

Thirty-year-old Jonathan Robinson, founder of Birmingham-based Freetextbooks.com, has always liked looking for and finding ways to make money. But his entrepreneurial nature...

Retail Legend on the Strip

Alex Gatewood looked a lot like a typical University of Alabama student when he drove into Tuscaloosa in 1964 pulling a U-Haul and seeking...

Battle Tested Camp Gear

From father-and-son nights camping under the stars to winning supply contracts for military tents has taken several decades, but it’s been a successful...

Good Food, Great Medicine

Jen Neese’s company motto is “Real nutrition for real people.”  Her business, The Delicious Dietitian, provides a network of food experts...

Country Store Revival

Betsy Compton was the last person qualified to run a general store, or so she thought. Marketing skills, financial training...

Stores on Wheels

Mobile’s Carts Blanche LLC markets and sells vending machines, sort of, but not quite. Because referring to Carts Blanche’s ‘VendaCarts’ as...

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