Our mission is to aid emerging businesses with the development of management, financial, and technical skills in a maturing environment so that they can thrive in the local business communtiy.
The Edge is looking to provide a maturing environment for existing or potential businesses. The Edge's working environment caters to individuals who already have existing businesses or individuals who only have business propositions and need assistance in getting a business up and running. The Edge will lead you in the right direction, considering any aspects pertaining to small business development.
The EDGE has been hailed as one of the most exciting and innovative entrepreneurial centers in the region. Developed to provide business owners and prospective entrepreneurs a physical location for information and services from a multitude of providers, The EDGE is truly a "One Stop" Business Resource Center. Contact The EDGE at 205.348.3343 to begin your journey
The EDGE offers an incubation program for new and developing businesses. Through this program, resident businesses can take advantage of affordable office space and shared resources such as administrative support, audiovisual equipment, copying equipment, meeting rooms and low-cost telephone, fax and internet services. This is a private office space that you have access to 24/7. Allowing start-up businesses to allocate more of their time and resources to other areas during their critical growth period. Click here to apply for an incubator space.
Virtual and Co-working Space
Transform your business and the way you work. Our low cost co-working environment is an alternative workplace with a creative EDGE. You'll find a great community of entrepreneurs and professional space designed to work the way you work. This open air area of drop-in desks located in the center of The EDGE, allows a new concept in productivity for the entrepreneur. Five levels of monthly membership offers a versatile business solution for drop-in space, virtual offices, meeting space and training, or a first step away from working at home. For more information download the application packet.
Counseling and Mentoring
Understanding the process of starting and growing a business can be extremely complicated. Those who utilize The EDGE have access to one-on-one counseling from experienced business professionals and subject matter experts to help them at every stage of their development, from idea conception to business expansion. Mirroring the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama’s One Stop Business License and Permitting Center found online at www.youronestopcenter.com, The EDGE’s personnel are positioned to guide individuals through the process of complying with municipal, county, state and federal policies, procedures and regulations. Individuals can also be referred to professional mentors based on their specific needs, whether it is developing business plans, maximizing the use of technology, or adopting long-term strategies for growth. The EDGE also provides guidance on the basic, day-to-day operations required to run a business, such as bookkeeping and human resources.