Small Business Monday – Spotlight on NOLA Ice

Birmingham AL
Kelli Caulfield, owner of NOLA Ice

If you’ve been to Railroad Park lately, you’ve probably seen Kelli Caulfield at the Boxcar Cafė, serving up her famous New Orleans Snoballs and Louisiana dishes.  If you haven’t, you’ll probably be headed that direction after reading about and seeing her tasty creations!  This busy entrepreneur and law school graduate took a few minutes to tell us all about her delicious business.

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Small Business Monday – Spotlight on Alabama College of Barber Instruction

 

Birmingham AL
Clint Simpson

The only minority-owned private barber college in the state, the Alabama College of Barber Instruction was founded in 1979 by Clinton Simpson Sr. as the New Breed Barber Shop. His son, Clint, Birmingham resident for all of his forty-six years, now runs the barber shop and college.

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Small Business Monday – Spotlight on Sheppard’s Pet Supply

Birmingham AL
Will Sheppard, and his shop cat, Declan

“I’d like to think I’m Declan’s employee. My shop cat rules the roost. ”  Will Sheppard, owner of Sheppard’s Pet Supply located at 4410 4th AVE S. in Avondale, shared with us what it’s like to own a pet store and run a small business in Birmingham.

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Small Business Monday – Spotlight On Club Duquette

Birmingham AL
Morgan, Tennessee and Duquette Johnston
Club Duquette, located at 17 55th Place South, is one of Woodlawn’s newest businesses. The shop, which opened in late September 2016, is owned and operated by it’s namesake, Duquette Johnston and his wife, Morgan.   They’ve lived in East Lake for almost a decade, with Duquette having made music in Woodlawn for almost as long.  The newest member of their business team is their three-year-old son, Tennessee Wolf.

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