Small Business and Entrepreneurs

Meet the UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 Award Winners

Now entering its sixth year, the Top 25 program is a sought-after recognition for UAB alumni worldwide.

Chef Missy Mercer

Explore two of Alabama’s best restaurants, you find a chef/owner who was the only female on the hot line at Spago, a master baker and a mother of twins with a degree in finance from Auburn.

Trailblazer of U.S. Shrimp Farming

Aquaculturist David Teichert-Coddington worked out a formula for inland shrimp farming. Just as tough was coming up with a marketing formula, which now includes local restaurants, Whole Foods and Western Supermarkets.

Woman Dominant Mosquito Busters

Gail Yongue of Daphne became her own boss when she transitioned from health care to pest control management.

Lightning Swift Jackpot Cashout

Four years from launch to cashout, Shipt’s $550 million sale to Target is a new high for Alabama startups and a beacon for Birmingham’s emerging community of business innovators.

Nutrition Liberation

Stacey Schlaman’s search for food to fit her daughter’s autoimmune diagnosis led to a thriving new enterprise now stocking the shelves of Whole Foods and Earth Fare.

What the World Needs is a Good, Algorithm-Fired Cigar

CigarClub.com recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, a startup online subscription service sparked by Baltimore native Jeff Zeiders, and Chris Yokley, of Mobile.

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...

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