Announcements / Upcoming Events

AERN Partners and entrepreneurs are invited to Innovation Day at the Bryant Conference Center on Wednesday, April 16. This free event will feature education on how to start and grow a business, funding a business idea through crowdfunding and social media marketing for a business.

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Recent News

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.


AERN Co-hosts Workshops in Centreville and Fayette
Mitchell, Patterson, Strickland
AERN joined with its partners in September to co-host workshops on Website Design and Marketing for area businesses. Read more.


Spotlight on Business
Coffee Shoppe employees and Chamber officials
The Coffee Shoppe of Selma was selected as the "Rising Star" by the Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce. Read more.


Annual Meeting of the Partners Held at The Edge
Meeting attendees
AERN held its annual meeting of the partners at The Edge on August 9. Read more.

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Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
Sam Ewing

Featured website for April

Insure U for Small Business
Natl Assn of Insurance Commissioners

This site is designed to help the small business owner learn more about insurance. The several sections cover many types of insurance and provide tips on reducing both risks and costs.

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Featured tip for April

Many times, a new business owner will be tempted to run business finances through personal accounts. Read more....

Steps to Small Business Start-Up, p. 115

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Culverhouse College of Commerce & Business Administration
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The Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network is a project sponsored and operated by the Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute and the Small Business Development Center, Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, The University of Alabama, and is partially funded through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Additional support is provided by the Alabama Institute of Commerce. Project director: Mary Patterson.

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