In business? You need to know Ryan Robinett’s Birmingham-based company Multiply.

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Ryan Robinett and a client working at Forge. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

No matter what business you’re in, sales is part of it. That’s why you need to know Ryan Robinett, Principal and Founder of Birmingham-based Multiply.

A firm believer that “good salespeople are built, not born,” Robinett helps companies do more than they ever thought possible with the sales teams they have. Check out Multiply, or keep reading to find out more.

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Co-working concept grows in Birmingham – here are 10 to choose from.

Members working in Forge, a co-working space in Birmingham.
Forge offers a friendly atmosphere where you can get work done. Photo via Forge.

Co-working spaces are a great resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses. A co-working space is like a cross between a coffee shop and a library, with a friendly, work-focused atmosphere. Here are 12 locations where you can experience co-working in Birmingham.

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Lincoln Theatre undergoes restoration in Bessemer. Learn about the revitalization of this “arts desert” and the women behind it. (PHOTOS)

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Mary Holland (left) and Glenny Brock (right). Photo by Richard Rayburn

Downtown Bessemer’s Lincoln Theatre is getting a facelift! Being restored to help revitalize the arts within the community, the Lincoln Theatre is a historic African American theatre in downtown Bessemer. Keep reading for more info on the project and the two inspiring women behind it—Glenny Brock and Mary Holland.

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Need outdoor design inspo? Tips + tricks from John G. Wilson of Birmingham-based Golightly Landscape Architecture

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John at the door of his office at Forge. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Get to know John G. Wilson, a Forge member, Birmingham native and landscape architect with Golightly Landscape Architecture. See pictures of his gorgeous designs, and find out where the name Golightly comes from (*Spoiler Alert: It’s not Breakfast at Tiffany’s). Plus, three essential questions to ask before hiring a landscape architect!

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Dary Goodrich, Chocolate Products Manager at Equal Exchange, on fair trade and their new 92% Total Eclipse Bar

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Staff from Equal Exchange and TCHO Chocolate visiting with members of Pucacaca community of the Acopagro Cooperative in Peru. Photo by Equal Exchange

Think about what’s in your pantry right now. Any coffee? Tea? Chocolate? Do you know where it came from? And I don’t mean which Birmingham grocery store. How was it made? Who’s hands touched it before yours? How much time was spent growing, cultivating and preparing that singular product for you to enjoy? And what benefits did the farmer whose energy, time and hard work went into making it get?

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Managing a global business from Birmingham? Thanks to Forge, it’s easy

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Kelli Eldridge, of Racequest
Kelli Eldridge (pictured) and her business partners have adopted Forge Co-Working as the main office of their jet-setting, athlete-oriented company.

RaceQuest orients itself around one idea: “train and race with the pros.”  I interviewed Co-Founder Kelli Eldridge to learn how this world-class training camp and race touring company based itself in Birmingham!

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Here’s what you missed at Forge’s first Business Breakthrough Session

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The panelists at Forge’s business breakthrough session (Original image)

Forge, Birmingham’s newest coworking space, had its first business breakthrough session for entrepreneurs looking to connect and learn from each other.  If you missed out don’t worry! I have the highlights for you here.

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Tomorrow! Sept. 21st. Forge’s first Business Breakthrough Session

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Forge Members
Photo by Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

“Easy” and “smooth” aren’t exactly words that are commonly used to describe startups, or business in general. This is why Forge – Birmingham’s newest (and only) co-working space – is hosting their first event as part of a new series dedicated to those who take the plunge into the ever-changing world of business in Birmingham.

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Forge at The Pizitz offers new office space concept

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Forge at The Pizitz Building Birmingham
Each Office looks over “The Louis” & Food Hall

It’s official! The Pizitz is now the one-stop shop for Birmingham. Why? In addition to the uber-popular Pizitz Food Hall and gorgeous residential space on the upper floors, a new concept in professional co-working space is opening on the second floor mezzanine.

It’s called Forge, and here’s what you need to know.

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Kim Lee is excited to unveil Forge, new co-working space at the Pizitz

Forge, one of the more anticipated office spaces, located within The Pizitz, will soon be unveiled.

As sited many times before, a major key to Birmingham’s success is the rise of new business and affordable office space. Let’s check out what this one is all about!

Forge, located on the second floor of the Pizitz
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2nd floor of the Pizitz to host Forge – Birmingham’s newest co-working space

The Pizitz, a newly found place to hangout, eat, drink, and be merry. Not only is it attracting the everyday consumer, but there is abundant space for commercial use as well.

Did you know the 2nd floor, mezzanine, will feature Forge, a new co-working space for small businesses?

Photo by Wade Cline

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