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View the latest issue of our newsletter, AERNews, for a recap of our activities during 2013!

Vol. 13, no. 1, Fall 2013 - pdf version | email version

Recent News

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.


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.

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The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.
Roy L. Smith

Featured website for August

OSHA Small Business
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Information for small business owners from the U.S. Dept. of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Featured tip for August

Every bank has a written loan policy that governs all aspects of its lending business, including what types of loans the bank wishes to pursue those it wishes to avoid, its underwriting and credit criteria, and its methods of loan approval. Read more....

Financing the Small Business, p. 27

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