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Recent News

Workshop Presented on Growing a Business
Allen, Shirley, and Patterson
On August 13 the Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network (AERN) and its Marion County partner, C3 of Northwest Alabama Economic Development Alliance (C3), held a one-day workshop in Winfield. The workshop focused on teaching business owner participants many ways to grow a business. Read more.


Spotlight on Business
Fairy Tale Parties & Adventures
After taking her grandson to Disney World for his 5th birthday, Vella Rogoski imagined creating a business in Alexander City that would bring a piece of this magic to the lives of local children on their birthdays without the requirement of travel. Read more.


AERN Welcomed in Greenville
Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce
AERN Director Mary Patterson presented a seminar on using AERN resources to the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon meeting on September 18. Read more.

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I've always worked very, very hard, and the harder I worked, the luckier I got.
Alan Bond

Featured website for January

How to Start a Business Budget
Inc. Magazine

Learn why your business needs a budget and how to put one together.

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Featured tip for January

Commonly, cash flow from monthly sales is not enough to cover monthly expenses for the first few months after a new business opens. Read more....

How to Write a Business Plan, p. 123

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Culverhouse College of Commerce & Business Administration
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The Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network is a program sponsored by the Culverhouse College of Commerce and The University of Alabama. It is partially funded through a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. Project director: Mary Patterson.

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