Small Business


Troy University’s 2017 Small Business Opportunities Conference & Matchmaker

Troy University’s 2017 Small Business Opportunities Conference & Matchmaker

Let us connect you with small businesses that will help you meet your contracting goals. Wednesday, May 17th 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Matchmaker appointments begin at 9:00 AM) Troy University Trojan Center Troy, Alabama The 2017 Small Business Opportunities Conference and Matchmaker is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, on the campus of Troy University in Troy, Alabama. We would like to invite you and/or...

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Business Owners – Be ADOR’s B.E.S.T.

Business Owners – Be ADOR’s B.E.S.T.

Attend Montgomery-area State Tax Seminar on Jan. 26 MONTGOMERY, Jan. 12, 2017 – State tax obligations can sometimes confuse business owners. Licenses, sales tax, property tax, etc. – business owners are responsible for many details. To make that task easier, the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) invites business owners to come learn the “B.E.S.T.” ways to handle state taxes at ADOR’s free Business Essentials for...

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NFIB Praises Federal Court Decision Blocking DOL from Enforcing Overtime Rule

NFIB Praises Federal Court Decision Blocking DOL from Enforcing Overtime Rule

Small business group says temporary injunction gives local employers breathing room until the case is adjudicated For Immediate Release Jack Mozloom, 202-406-4450 or 609-462-5610 (cell) Washington, D.C. (November 22, 2016) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today applauded a federal district court’s decision to grant an injunction against the controversial Department of Labor overtime rule, which would have disrupted many small employers who...

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SBA Working Capital Loans Offered for October Drought to Alabama Small Businesses Following Disaster Declaration

SBA Working Capital Loans Offered for October Drought to Alabama Small Businesses Following Disaster Declaration

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Alabama as a result of the drought that began on Oct. 25, 2016. This disaster declaration includes the following counties: Autauga, Barbour, Blount, Bullock, Chilton, Coosa, Cullman, Dale, Elmore, Fayette,...

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OPPAL Available to Help Businesses on Oct. 1

OPPAL Available to Help Businesses on Oct. 1

MONTGOMERY, Sept. 28, 2016 — Beginning Oct. 1, Alabama businesses will be able to report equipment, tools, machinery and other business personal property through the Optional Personal Property Assessment Link (OPPAL) online system. OPPAL is an optional, free, reporting-only portal. The electronically filed return will contain all information included in the standard paper tax return. There is no charge to the taxpayer for utilizing this...

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Gov. Bentley Awards Grant to Create Jobs in Bullock County

Gov. Bentley Awards Grant to Create Jobs in Bullock County

Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a $50,040 Community Development Block Grant to help the town of Midway bring a new business to Bullock County. The town is using the grant funds to install water and sewer infrastructure for a new Dollar General store to be located along U.S. Highway 82. The store will create eight new jobs with more potentially added later. “It is always...

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New Financial Resources Available to Alabama Small Businesses

New Financial Resources Available to Alabama Small Businesses

If your business is located in Appalachia or has been impacted by the drought, you may be eligible for assistance. Last month, two new opportunities for small business financial assistance were announced. Could your business qualify for one of them? Appalachian Small Business Loans Gov. Robert Bentley announced a $400,000 grant would be used to create a loan program focusing on small businesses in Appalachian...

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Consultants rank Alabama among top business-friendly states

Consultants rank Alabama among top business-friendly states

Site selection consultants surveyed by national publication Area Development rank Alabama among the top states for business, pointing to strong workforce development programs, a competitive labor environment, and other pro-business factors. Alabama ranks No. 6 overall in Area Development’s 2016 “Top States for Doing Business” analysis, continuing a long streak near the top of the economic development journal’s annual rankings. The consultants scored Alabama in...

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Federal grants could help Alabama recover from coal losses

Federal grants could help Alabama recover from coal losses

By: Kelly Poe, al.com Alabama coal miners have recently faced mine closures, job losses and benefits reductions, and two recently awarded federal grants aim to ease some of the problems the industry decline has caused. The federal government’s Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded two groups in Alabama grants to help the industry figure out what’s next. Southern Research in Birmingham received a $60,202 grant to...

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