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Alabama Small Business Development Center Network

Sherri’s Bakery

Entrepreneur Sherri Dunn worked with Ken Grissom at the Alabama SBDC at JSU to start and grow her bakery business in Centre, Alabama. The SBDC at JSU has been with me every step of my journey as a small businessperson.…

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Kind Kups

Kind Kups is a coffee shop that started in Cleveland, Alabama, and recently expanded to Springville; they employ 12 people.  Owner Kevin Browning talks about his decision to start the business, and how he worked with the Alabama SBDC at…

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5b Kennels - Alabama SBDC at JSU

5B Kennels

Tim Baird had a vision to use his family farm for more than agriculture.  He started The Five B Kennels LLC to achieve this.  Tim, his wife Traci and their three daughters make up “The Five B’s.”  They breed and…

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Marbut Enterprises – The Rocket

Gary Marbut’s family started The Rocket in Jacksonville, Alabama in 1958. The Rocket initially operated as a drive-in like Sonic today. This Mom-and-Pop barbecue-and-burger joint has a loyal following and old-timers fondly view the restaurant as something straight out of…

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MGT Manufacturing: GO-KOT

GO-KOT® designs, manufactures, and sells the highest quality camping cots made. The brand has been produced in Alabama since 1978 and distributed through an online store, Amazon, and several wholesale export distributors. Teresa Downing has served as President since July…

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