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Archive of: Small business and Entrepreneurs

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A Personal Investment

A Personal Investment

John Marsh has reinvigorated downtown Opelika from his own pocketbook—a risk that has paid off not only for him, but also for the entire city.

October 2012

Public Company Performances in 2011

August 2012
Tales of a Serial Entrepreneur

Tales of a Serial Entrepreneur

A telecom creator shares his experiences with students, angel investors and startup businesses.

August 2012
Service First

Service First

In the combat zones of Somalia, resourcefulness and mobility became priorities for Sgt. Renee Floyd. They’re also priorities in her post-military startup—a Phenix City auto service she plans to take regional.

May 2012
The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a wood, and Tasia Malakasis went the usual, big-bucks route. Then she threw it into reverse—back home to rural Alabama and into her passion for artisan food craft.

May 2012
Near Miss Leads to Sure Thing Business

Near Miss Leads to Sure Thing Business

John Wydner's fall from a tree stand could have been fatal, but that near miss made him determined to make a user-friendly harness for hunters.

March 2012
Rural Route Grocers

Rural Route Grocers

Independent stores cater to local communities, giving them an edge over larger chains in customer service.

March 2012
A Toast to Progress

A Toast to Progress

Albertville vintners hope new laws will benefit wine producers as much as climate, location, passion and hard work have.

February 2012
2011 Newsmakers

2011 Newsmakers

January 2012
The Little Ice Cream Shop that Could

The Little Ice Cream Shop that Could

Cammie’s Old Dutch, a beloved Mobile institution for 42 years, could have gone out of business when its supplier was shuttered, but determined owner Cammie Wayne wouldn’t let that happen.

January 2012