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SBA Expands its Emerging Leaders Initiative Helping Small Businesses to Thrive

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the launch of the 2017 Emerging Leaders Initiative, a seven-month executive-level training series targeting small businesses with high-growth potential in underserved cities across the nation.  This year, three new cities have been added, bringing the number...

2017 Sales Tax Holiday for Severe Weather Preparedness

  MONTGOMERY, Feb. 7, 2017—Alabama’s sixth annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will be held Friday, Feb. 24, through Sunday, Feb. 26. Alabamians are encouraged to stock up on a variety of supplies for protecting their homes or businesses during Alabama’s tornado and...

Joe Grimes Recognized as “2016 State Star”

Small businesses in Alabama are growing stronger every day, and Joe Grimes, a Business Advisor with the Alabama SBDC at Jacksonville State University (JSU), has contributed significantly to their success.  Grimes has been selected as the 2016 Alabama State Star, a nationally-recognized award designed...

ServisFirst Bank among top small business lenders in US

The U.S. Treasury's State Small Business Credit Initiative's annual report named an Alabama bank among its largest lenders. Birmingham-headquartered ServisFirst Bank (NASDAQ: SFBS) was the program's 12th largest lender with 35 loans totaling $37 million and an average loan of $1.1 million. "ServisFirst Bank is pleased...

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