Small Business and Entrepreneurs

Advice from the Front Lines

“They needed what I made and had markets for it.” Mary Beth Greene saw a...

Mama is Cooking

Taco Mama currently has five locations with another four in the planning stages.   Will Haver was a fan of fresh...

The Modern Sales Force

A blog offering advice about a great sales team likens the process to that of putting together a pro football team: You have to...

Smartphone Groceries

ABOVE “Life has plenty of demands already — jobs, family, so many things. Fitting in time to go buy groceries...

The 90 Percent of Training in Your Head

Clinical psychologist Bhrett McCabe fashioned a practice aimed at optimizing athletic performance and branded it The MindSide.

Social Entrepreneurs at Work

Back in 2012, a friend invited Birmingham banker Barry Morehead on a trip to Bangalore, India, to advise a group of...

Bringing Lifesaving to Market

In February 2003, legendary rock band Great White began playing to a packed house at The Station nightclub in Rhode Island when the...

Programs on Demand for Small Businesses

Chambers of commerce across Alabama are providing small business members ever more valuable resources, including training, counseling, networking and business incubation...

Big Data, Big Hospital Venture

Makul Mehra, M.D., a Birmingham gastroenterologist, says he first met entrepreneur G.T. LaBorde while attending parent orientation at their children’s grade...

How to Do Food Franchises

“Wow, great pizza, ” lunch breaking Mobile police officers verbally approve, huddling over pepperoni in the first degree. Other customers of Uncle...

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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.