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SBA Alabama District Office Celebrates Two Emerging Leaders Graduations

Birmingham – The SBA Alabama District Office recognized graduates from two classes as part of the Emerging Leaders Initiative. On October 19, nine business owners graduated from the Birmingham class and on October 24, twenty graduated from the Mobile class. The Birmingham event was...

Governor Ivey Proclaims Small Business Saturday

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has signed a proclamation formally declaring November 25th as Small Business Saturday in Alabama. Small Business Saturday is designed to celebrate and support small businesses and the impact it has on Alabama communities. “Small Business Saturday is a wonderful...

Alabama Launchpad selects 2 innovative startups for funding

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Two Birmingham firms prevailed in the latest round of the Alabama startup competition that has pumped millions of dollars into innovative ideas across the state. The Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition Finale, held Wednesday night at Iron City, featured six teams that...

SBA Announces Funding Competition to Organizations Providing Federal Procurement Training To Veteran Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program (VFPETP-2017-01) funding opportunity competition.  The funding will be given to a U.S.-based organization to expand an existing program providing federal procurement entrepreneurship training to veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled...

Alabama Small Business Development Center has big impact

The Alabama Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network was recognized recently for its role in helping thousands of small businesses in Alabama, as part of national “SBDC Day” to share the impact SBDCs have in communities across the country. The Alabama program is an accredited...

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 hurricane...

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...

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