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Alabama Business Optimism Improves at Onset of 2016

Business confidence rose to 53.0 on the first quarter 2016 Alabama Business Confidence Index™ (ABCI) survey, conducted by the Center for Business and Economic Research in UA's Culverhouse College of Commerce. The index increased 1.8 points but closed at its second lowest level since...

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Alabama tech business makes Forbes’ America’s Best Small Companies list

A technology hardware and equipment business in Huntsville is among Forbes' "small giants" in the magazine's America's Best Small Companies list. Torch Technologies was the only Alabama company to make the inaugural ranking, which includes 25 firms that "have chosen to be great, instead...

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Gov. Robert Bentley announces plan to recognize veteran-owned businesses

Gov. Robert Bentley and other officials today announced a program to provide display stickers to let consumers know businesses that are owned by veterans. The governor said veterans own about 25,000 small businesses in Alabama, according to the U.S. Census. "We have about 420,000...

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8 startups chosen for first round of Alabama Launchpad competition

Startups from Birmingham, Huntsville and Anniston will pitch their ideas before a panel of judges next month in hopes of winning a share of $250,000 in funding. Alabama Launchpad, a 10-year-old program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, has selected eight young companies...

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The Army’s big business of small business

With billions in contracting dollars going to small businesses for both products and services, there's no question that small companies are big business for the Army. That's why the January -- March issue of Army AL&T magazine is dedicated to small business, online now.

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4 Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know About Taxes

Blood pressures are rising at many small businesses now that tax season is underway. Although many owners hire accountants and attorneys to complete their income tax returns, taxes are a hassle. In a survey released last year by the advocacy group National Small Business...

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Alabama EMA requests disaster assistance for 4 counties

(WAFF) - The Alabama Department of Emergency Management announced Monday that it has submitted a request for Small Business Administration disaster assistance for four counties as a results of severe storm and flood damage between Dec. 24, 2015 and Jan. 7, 2016. Coffee, Jefferson,

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Alabama Launchpad boosted high-tech startups with nearly $650,000 in 2015

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="373"] Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and other officials pose with award winners at the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference in Birmingham in September. The conference is part of Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, and helps high...

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Energy Huntsville hopes to boost efforts with new collaborative agreement

A new collaborative agreement between the Energy Huntsville Initiative, BizTech and the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy will boost efforts to grow the energy sector in Madison County. All three organizations will work to establish and cultivate energy-based startups, create a joint operational charter...

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