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Business Start-Up & Entrepreneurship

Starting a Business in the Shoals?

Find the information you need linked below:

Colbert County

Lauderdale County

Florence, City

Muscle Shoals, City

Sheffield, City

Tuscumbia, City

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The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a free resource to help small businesses create jobs in the community. The SBDC provides management and technical assistance to more than one million small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs each year. The SBDC provides no fee face-to-face business consulting and low-cost training on operational & strategic planning, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, international trade, and more. 


NW AL SBDC contact:

Heather Wright


UNA’s student innovation incubator is called the Generator and its goal is to assist students who desire to start a business or commercialize their innovations with resources and expertise.

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Jim Blasingame's Blog

Jim Blasingame is a marketplace futurist and thought-leader. He’s one of the world’s leading experts on small business and entrepreneurship.

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The Shoals Business Incubator has facilities and resources for companies seeking to innovate their business processes. Our business model has a 90% success rate.

We have three unique spaces for any kind of business you can imagine. Office space, industrial and manufacturing space as well as a specialty food production space. If you can dream it, you can make it with us. 

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Keystone Business Centre provides business services and office suites to small businesses, branch offices, professionals and other organizations.


The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama - EDPA is a private, non-profit organization funded by more than 60 Alabama companies that works to attract, retain and grow jobs in Alabama, while encouraging innovation through its Alabama Launchpad program, which helps early-stage companies start, stay and grow in the state.

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Alabama Launch Pad is the state’s most active early-stage seed fund investor, driving innovation and job growth through startup competitions and ongoing mentoring for Alabama entrepreneurs.

The Balance Small Business is home to experts who provide practical advice on entrepreneurship and management. Whether you’re just starting up or you want to take your company to the next level, the 20-year-strong library of more than 7,000 pieces of content will answer your questions.

The Balance is part of The Balance family of sites, including The Balance and The Balance Careers, covering personal finance, career, and small business topics. 

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