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The Edge - Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

800 22nd Avenue
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Tuscaloosa county

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 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. 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, 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.


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