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BP’s “Well from Hell” and a Very Big Class Action

BP’s “Well from Hell” and a Very Big Class Action

Mobile attorney Robert Cunningham reprises a trial-team view, representing plaintiffs in the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.

April 2015
In Homes Coast to Coast

In Homes Coast to Coast

Starting at age 21, Danny Lipford leveraged a handyman shop into a multimedia enterprise reaching 97 percent of the TV markets in the U.S. Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford saw a 25 percent increase in audience share in 2014.

March 2015
Downtown Digs, Coast to Coast

Downtown Digs, Coast to Coast

Inside the downtown, upscale multifamily housing boom, coast to coast

March 2015
High Risk with Due Diligence

High Risk with Due Diligence

Following the recession, venture capital retreated up the ladder, making angel investing a necessity for startups. A new group has tightened Alabama’s band of loosely organized, localized angels into a disciplined, statewide opportunity.

March 2015
Growing Up with the Job

Growing Up with the Job

Economic developer Brian Hilson grew up with the profession — from the promotional, industry-centered ’80s to today’s more comprehensive focus on community and innovation.

February 2015
A Prodigy’s School for Entrepreneurs

A Prodigy’s School for Entrepreneurs

Four years ago a “secret society” of Huntsville angel investors steered 21-year-old prodigy Brandon Kruse through a deal that made him his first millions. Now he’s working to share the mentor spirit with a schoolhouse full of entrepreneurs.

February 2015
Risk Assessment: Exceedingly Vast

Risk Assessment: Exceedingly Vast

Birmingham-based cyber security expert Daniel Clemens weighs in on global threats, the Sony Pictures hack and security practices even small companies should be doing better.

February 2015
Alabama and the Lively Private Equity Market

Alabama and the Lively Private Equity Market

Private equity has become an important source of growth capital for private companies following the 2008 recession, but Alabama remains at the periphery of this “extremely frothy” market.

January 2015
A Business Model for Organic Farming

A Business Model for Organic Farming

Organic hothouse vegetables are the value-added wave of the future in farming, says 68-year-old Selma businessman Don Chamberlain. His Southern Fresh Produce Initiative sells a turnkey operation designed to fit on one acre.

January 2015
How to Cook Up a $28 Million Franchise

How to Cook Up a $28 Million Franchise

The founder of one of America’s fastest growing restaurant chains, Birmingham-based Taziki’s, started at a Kmart cafeteria and stuck with what he loved — “working with my hands and making customers happy.”

January 2015
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