Alabama Innovation, Gonzeaux #7 — Birmingham’s Future

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Birmingham Alabama — Monday May 14th, 2012, Gonzeaux #7. I’m talking about the sight, on national television, of black people being attacked by German Shepard’s in the Birmingham, Alabama race riots of 1963. I’ve not ever visited Alabama.

March 3-6, Birmingham, AL: Alternative Investing Conference

David Teten

Noteable speakers include: Dr. David Bronner, CEO, Retirement Systems of Alabama. Borg, Director, Alabama Securities Commission. Register today and join us in Alabama at Alabama ff Venture Capital Meeting

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Iron Tribe Fitness – From A Garage To A Thriving Business


But demand soon proved overwhelming – the first outlet quickly maxed out its 250-member capacity and another Alabama outlet was opened to cope. Feature Story Alabama fitness fitness training franchise gym Iron Tribe Fitness

Minimum Wage Boost in Silicon Valley Ups the Cinderella Factor

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I’d personally like to see Silicon Valley open its doors to immigrants from distant lands like Michigan, Kentucky, Alabama — even Hoosiers from Indiana. Sometimes Cinderella Boys Hit Innovation Holes-in-One.

The Future Belongs to Companies that Can Harvest Waste Into New Products


By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1951, William McDonough remembers his mom singing to him at night in Japanese with her Alabama accent about the night soil and the workers with their honey wagons. She was singing about the farmers who came into Tokyo at night to collect […] The post The Future Belongs to Companies that Can Harvest Waste Into New Products appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Take the Quiz

The Startup Magazine

The University of West Alabama has explored the subject of “entrepreneurial spirit”, the sometimes abstract personality trait that translates into your style as a manager and even the culture of the organization that your startup grows into.

Austin-based Mood Media Buys focus4media


Focus4media provides sight, sound, scent and system solutions to businesses in the mid-Atlantic region, including Alabama, Florida, Virginia and more […]. Austin-based Mood Media, the parent company of Muzak, announced Monday afternoon that it has acquired focus4media, one of the largest Mood independent affiliates in North America. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Ray Lewis and Neil Saban: Effort is Eternal

Growthink Blog

This past week, however, I was moved by the stories and coverage of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis’ retirement after 17 seasons of professional football, and those of Alabama head football coach Nick Sabin winning his third BCS national championship in four years.

Brad Feld’s Amazing Deals

Feld Thoughts

Deal Co-op is in the program via Alabama and has been running a profitable online deal company for the last three years. I’m officially in the daily deal business. Check out my new “ Brad Feld’s Amazing Deals ” store and shop online for some outdoor gear from Rather than simply observe new things, I like to use them.

How Learning A Marketing Degree Can Help You In Business


You can apply for the credit once you’ve decided to pursue a degree in marketing, like what the University of Alabama Birmingham offers. When you talk about business, studying a marketing degree will make a difference between a short-term and successful long-term business.

3 Startups To Watch Out For In 2018


XpertDox Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. According to the latest statistics released by the Small Business Administration , there are just under 29 million small businesses in the United States that employ more than 56.8% of the workforce.

The Pitfalls Of State And Local Taxation For Startup Companies


Alabama, South Dakota, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Vermont and Wyoming have all adopted economic nexus rules effective during 2017 or prior with regard to sales and use tax. by Rebecca Stidham, Senior Manager – Tax Services at OUM & Co.

10 Storytelling Festivals You Must Attend in 2016


This small festival takes place in Brundidge, Alabama, from January 29 to 30. We are storytelling animals. And so, before you ask yourself what can storytelling offer to your business, think back on what you engage with as a person.

A Manager’s Guide To Effective Meetings

The Startup Magazine

Contributed by: Article adapted with permission from the University of West Alabama Online business news blog. As a manager, it’s important to maintain communication with your employees.

[US] [Event] Launch Tennessee’s Southland Conference To Highlight South’s Top 50 Startup Companies


'California’s Silicon Valley and New York tend to hog the headlines as America’s most lauded hotbeds of innovation, but Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) wants to prove that the country’s South also features plenty of innovative startups that can challenge for dominance in the global marketplace. Launch Tennessee , a public-private partnership that supports the creation and development of high-growth companies in Tennessee, will draw attention on the top 50 early-stage companies in the South during Southland , its new conference highlighting the best in technology and Southern culture in Nashville on June 12-13. “We’re giving 50 of the most promising startups in the South the chance to network with top venture capitalists and angel investors from Silicon Valley, the East Coast and the South,” says Charlie Brock, CEO of LaunchTN. “The Southland Conference is going to be a unique confluence of talent, ideas and funds that will benefit our entire region, not just the companies participating. We’re very excited about the potential of this conference and believe it will become the premier event highlighting the South’s most promising young companies and entrepreneurs each year.” 50 startups have been selected – representing a broad cross section of the south, with companies from eight southern states including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia – to present and compete for the title of “Southland’s Most Innovative Startup” during the conference, with the winner walking away with a US$10,000 prize. These companies have developed new technology and products across the enterprise, consumer and healthcare markets. The Southland conference – in typical Southern style – will blend a entrepreneurship and investment with offerings of Southern food, drink and music. Positioned between the CMA Music Festival in Nashville and Bonnaroo in nearby Manchester, many conference participants are expected to attend one or both of the music festivals. Events & Happenings competition conference Entrepreneurship Launch Tennessee Nashville Southland startup Tennessee'

Choosing the Right Startup Team

The Startup Magazine

Contributed by: Article adapted with permission from the University of West Alabama business news blog. The startup team serves as the foundation of any new business. Therefore, it’s crucial for all entrepreneurs to understand how to build one with skill and discernment.

Building Bridges: John Crossman on fostering diversity through scholarships and mentoring.


Our guest today is John Crossman, CEO of Crossman & Company , one of the Southeast’s largest retail leasing, management and investment sales firms, with over 28 million square feet of properties in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee.

5 Tips To Find Diverse Candidates That Make Dollars And Sense


This included doubling the number of schools where it actively recruits to find potential job applicants including historically black colleges such as Alabama A&M. by Eliot Burdett, co-founder and CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting.

Michigan Small Biz Giveaway … and Why Not Your State and Mine Too?

Up and Running

I checked at, and it looks like Alabama has something like this, but for much less money. I recently found out about this very interesting Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. I wish we could do this in Oregon.

Your No Fear Career


For example, I left my Midwest hometown of Cleveland, Ohio to go to the Deep South and attend the University of Alabama. by Robin Fisher Roffer, author of “ Your No Fear Career “ The office can be a scary place.

How Startups Can Prepare For Their First Tax Audit


California and Massachusetts have state minimum taxes, whereas states such as Alabama and Tennessee impose franchise tax based on capital/equity. by Chris S. Millias and Warren Chung of OUM & Co. Successful entrepreneurs start with a vision.

Episode 88: Profitability and Spiritual Abundance with Edwene Gaines

Mike Michalowicz

Edwene Gaines, author of the book The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance*, is owner-director of Rock Ridge Retreat Center in Valley Head, Alabama. Our Guest Edwene Gaines, author of the book The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance*, is owner-director of Rock Ridge Retreat Center in Valley Head, Alabama. Also Available On. Show Summary. Welcome to Episode 88 of the Profit First Podcast!

Make Your Move With An MIS Degree


For example, you could opt to get a masters in MIS from UAB (the University of Alabama at Birmingham). It’s becoming increasingly apparent that advanced education is a tool to help professionals in many fields enter or move upwards in their careers.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

Freshmen Entrepreneurs at Samford University | Student Entrepreneur

Campus Entrepreneurship

via Samford University’s Brock School of Business Freshman Entrepreneurship Course Selected as Finalist for a National Innovative Teaching Award > News > Brock School of Business > Samford University > Birmingham, Alabama. I have often lamented that my entrepreneurship course is only offered to senior management majors, leaving students little time to expirement with skills, tools, and frameworks from class as they are already in full on job search mode.

Are You Hiding Behind Your Business Name?


Some states, such as Alabama, Kansas, New Mexico and Tennessee for example, don’t require you to register a DBA at all. by Stan Huser, founder of SunDocumentFilings. Are you hiding behind your website?

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Civil Rights 50th Year Anniversary - A Trip to Remember

Seeing Both Sides

In celebration of the anniversary, we took the opportunity this week to take a family trip to Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee to expose our kids to this poignant history. We then drove to Montgomery, Alabama where MLK did so much of his good work.

10 Entrepreneurs Share What Their Favorite Part of Running a Business Is


My company was started as a gift for an eight year old Alabama fan who was struck by a car. Share Being an entrepreneur or business owner has its share of ups and downs. While the downs can be pretty low the ups always seem to triumph for a true entrepreneur at heart.

Tennessee Innovation, Gonzeaux #6 – Persistence Personifies Nashville

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Off to Alabama. Nashville,, Tennessee — Saturday May 12, Gonzeaux #6. Nashville is throwing the recession out of town. The building boom cut short by the downturn seems to be back in full swing here.

Shark Tank Season 4 week 10 breakdown

Lightspeed Venture Partners

The two founders are attorneys in Mobile, Alabama, who found themselves wearing the same ties over and over again, and wanted to find a way to expand their wardrobe.

Six Nudges: Creating A Sense Of Urgency For Higher Conversion Rates!

Occam's Razor

So that Timbuk2 bag might be delivered to me the next day, but it would take two days to get to Carissa in Alabama. By every indicator available, ecommerce is continuing to grow at an insane speed.

10 College Business Incubators We’re Most Excited About


In partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Innovation Depot offers a facility and program for technology business development, focusing on biotechnology, life science, information technology, and technology service businesses.

States of Innovation, Going Gonzeaux Tour – 2012

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Alabama – May 12 (Birmingham). I’ve decided to take the battle of Doing Innovation to the streets. Literally. Okay, it’s not a battle, it’s a conversation, but it’s definitely a road trip, and definitely about the Doing.

Book #29: On to Chicago

Jeff Hilimire

Kennedy, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Senator Eugene McCarthy, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, former Alabama Governor George Wallace, and Michigan Governor George Romney all squared off for the White House. My goal in 2018 is to read 52 books.

Digital Health Becoming a Reality

Both Sides of the Table

Then I found out that Dave McClure had already invested along with many others in a Silicon Valley seed round even though the company is in Alabama.

25 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name


The name of my business, “Learning Little People,” came after I decided to use my skills and talents as a professional development presenter to work with teacher-leaders, assistant principals, and principals in Alabama.

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Truth and Politics

Reid Hoffman

A series of articles in the New York Times describes an alleged operation to spread misinformation during the 2017 Alabama Senate race. Because I’m referenced in these articles, I want to address them. The most disturbing aspect of this coverage is its description of how fake Twitter accounts with Russian-sounding names were created to follow Roy Moore, in what the Times suggested was either an experiment or a deliberate “false flag” attempt to discredit Moore.

Lies Your Designer Told You (or Data vs Design)


Designers versus data more than ever deserves its place in the pantheon of great conflicts: the Hatfields vs. McCoys, Android vs. iOS, Social Media Marketing vs. Results, Athens vs. Sparta, the Doctor vs. Daleks, Auburn vs. Alabama, and Fox News vs. reality.

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Smells Like Money: The Business of Waste Management

Up and Running

In Oklahoma, Keith Ferguson’s projects can range from an 80-truck job of transporting soil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl oil to Alabama, to getting rid of hazardous liquid used to strip muscle tissue off of animal bones.

Austin and Virginia Beach ranked most business-friendly cities


Small Businesses Rate Utah and Alabama Friendliest States, California and Illinois Among Least Friendly. April 2, 2013: , in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, today released the second-annual Small Business Friendliness Survey showing that Utah, Alabama, New Hampshire, Idaho and Texas rated as the top-five friendliest states for small business.

EURO: how short-term politicking is threatening our continent

Fred Destin

Ever been to Alabama? America has the willingness to stand together as a country and you don't hear them talking of the introduction of Alabama Dollars. The excellent Roger Ehrenberger is angry (" Geting Real "); so am I.

Go Live With The Whales


These were illuminating moments he likely would not have had if he had stayed at his desk in Alabama. By Bruce Hodes, author of “ Front Line Heroes “. Climb Mount Rainier. Organize an expedition to the North Pole. Build a house for Haitian refugees living in New Orleans. Have a big adventure.

Being a Business Leader Amid Historical Events

Seeing Both Sides

The South Carolina church shooting is inextricably linked to the 1963 bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama, which is inextricably linked to the Civil Rights movement, which is linked to centuries of slavery and institutional racism. There was an overwhelming torrent of news last week.