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Quarterback Business

Quarterback Business

October 2015
Bridge Builder for International Studies

Bridge Builder for International Studies

September 2015
An Economic History of Family Farming

An Economic History of Family Farming

August 2015
Rocket Baby

Rocket Baby

July 2015
How to Build a Nationwide Boutique

How to Build a Nationwide Boutique

With a 300 percent revenue growth in 2014 and a national TV audience, wedding fashion designer Heidi Elnora places her newly rebranded design lines in 32 department stores and boutiques across the U.S. and in London.

June 2015
The Farmer’s Chief Executive

The Farmer’s Chief Executive

Jimmy Parnell, president of the Alabama Farmers Federation, CEO of Alfa Insurance, began as a young cattle farmer during the family farm crisis of the ’80s.

June 2015
Pitching in Real Estate’s Big Show

Pitching in Real Estate’s Big Show

Craig King calls sharp and fast at the top of the real estate big leagues — leading a century-old family auction business to $2 billion in sales over 30 years.

May 2015
Taming The High Price of Textbooks

Taming The High Price of Textbooks

Deploying a nationwide crew of campus reps to drill into the high price of textbooks, former Samford student Jonathan Robinson has powered freetextbooks.com to 50 percent annual revenue growth for five years.

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
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