Small Business and Entrepreneurs

Full Moon Rising

David and Joe Maluff are deliberately slow cooking the franchise growth of their iconic Birmingham eatery.

Investment-Grade Distress

Two youths of the Great Recession dove into the frenzy of distressed real estate and made it an investment-grade discipline.

Inventive Startups Already Rolling

Enterprise Software for Beer Brewery Buddy // Tuscaloosa Josh Sahib was having a beer at a Tuscaloosa brewery when he came up...

Steeped in Tradition and Brisk

Bill Bowron was two weeks away from becoming president of a bank in Savannah, Georgia when he got a call from his father...

Building a Business Future

ABOVE Rigved Joshi, on the UAH campus site where the new I2C incubator is planned....

Monumental Iron Masters

There were two paths looming in front of Ricky Robinson in 1973, when Robinson Iron was formed as a spinoff from Robinson Foundry,...

Retail Sure Shot

In 1975, Steve Smith took on his first business venture. Hunting was his passion, as was archery — two pastimes that kept...

Leather Goods Home Grown, Hand Made

Michael Stricklin ​ Opelika during the 19th century was on a major rail line for bales of cotton to be shipped...

The Small Business Role of Credit Unions

Credit unions have never been larger or made as much money as they did in 2016. According to the National Credit Union Administration,...

Studios of the Creative Class

The design of work spaces has evolved rapidly in urban areas with changing technologies and business goals of the new century. A number of...

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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.