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Retail Legend on the Strip

Retail Legend on the Strip

Through puffed shirts and polyester suits, fraternity parties and fads, this legendary Alabama retailer can testify how business is built.

December 2014
Training Camp for Company Owners

Training Camp for Company Owners

A newly launched e-learning company, Inner Circle Sessions, educates entrepreneurs on the badly neglected subjects of business valuation and exit strategy.

October 2014
Elegantly Designed Bicycle Business

Elegantly Designed Bicycle Business

HERObike — the latest homegrown enterprise in Greensboro — is pumping out slick, high-tech bamboo bikes that make your aluminum alloy ride seem like a Sherman tank.

September 2014
Vape ’em if you Got ’em

Vape ’em if you Got ’em

Explosive e-cigarette growth puts tinkerers, entrepreneurs in position to make Big Tobacco the next Kodak.

August 2014
Why I Cook at the P.O.

Why I Cook at the P.O.

John Hall learned to cook in some of the most celebrated restaurants in the South, Europe and New York City. He returned home, to 41st Street in Birmingham’s Avondale, to launch his own business — brick-oven hot Post Office Pies.

August 2014
Montgomery Metamorphosis

Montgomery Metamorphosis

Golson and John Foshee are flag bearers in a downtown Montgomery renaissance set to unfold for the 50th anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March next summer.

August 2014
Convocation of Auburn Startups

Convocation of Auburn Startups

Fledgling companies in the Auburn Business Incubator range from social media to precision machining to tennis expertise.

July 2014
Good Food, Great Medicine

Good Food, Great Medicine

Jen Neese’s startup company, The Delicious Dietitian, takes over after the doctor orders, “Lose weight, eat better.” And fills the prescription with personal, tasty attention.

May 2014
Trading Army Boots for Wing Tips

Trading Army Boots for Wing Tips

After retiring from a 34-year career in Army Special Forces, Joe Riley worked his way to manager of his local credit union, Federal Employees Credit Union. He hopes to deploy its nonprofit services to state employees as well.

May 2014
Revivals, Innovations & Dream Machines

Revivals, Innovations & Dream Machines

A surprising mix of enterprises thrives on the state’s network of small business support centers — from motorcycles to good eats to high tech.

May 2014
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