Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network

On March 11, 2011 the Sumter County Alabama Chamber of Commerce entered into a partnership with the Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network (AERN).  AERN is a program that has been established to enhance business development throughout 17 rural Alabama counties, and is directed through the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration.

The AERN center at the Chamber office offers the following resources:

  • Computer and printer
  • Business planning software – Business Pro
  • Set of specialized business reference books
  • someone who will help you

The center also provides you with:

  • steps to take when starting your own business
  • industry and economic profiles of your county
  • useful internet sites and links to becoming an entrepreneur
  • checklists one needs to have when opening a business
  • access to the University of Alabama’s business library resources and business researchers

AERN Spring 2011 Quarterly Newsletter:

AERN Spr2011 newsletter

Also, visit the AERN website: