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SBA Awards FY 2019 State Trade Expansion Program Grants

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that $18 million has been awarded to 41 state international trade agencies that successfully competed for funding to support export growth among small businesses through SBA’s competitive State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). “SBA is proud to...

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SBA Invites America’s Small Businesses to Share Their Story

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has celebrated the inspiring achievements of America’s small businesses...

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Cassie Ward Chandler Recognized as “2019 State Star”

Cassie Chandler, SBDC Business Advisor at Jacksonville State University, has been awarded the “State Star” award from the Association of Small Business Development Centers in recognition of her contributions to serving Alabama’s small business community.  The national association presented Chandler with the award in...

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Secretary Merrill Announces Three Consecutive Years of Same-Day Business Filings

MONTGOMERY, June 21, 2019 - Today marks three consecutive years of same-day business filings by the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office. “Today, we have reached a great milestone in modernizing the business filings process for all corporate filings,” said Secretary Merrill. “When I took...

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ADOR Launches Tax Amnesty Website, Application Period Opens July 1

MONTGOMERY, May 11, 2018 – The Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) has launched, a website dedicated to the Alabama Tax Delinquency Amnesty Program of 2018, created by Act 2018-153. The amnesty application period runs July 1 – Sept. 30, 2018, and applies to...

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World Trade Month Go Global Webinar Series

As part of World Trade Month, federal agencies will be conducting a Go Global online program.  The four-part webinar series helps participants gain valuable insights on strategies for international sales success. Presenting agencies will include the U.S. Small Business Administration, Ex-Im Bank, and the U.S.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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