Guin’s Municipal Services provides a wide variety of services to the citizens; police, fire, street and sanitation, park & recreation, water and city court. All of these services combined allow Guin to be a clean, beautiful, safe place to live and raise a family.
For more information on these services go to the links provided and if there are any questions you may also call Guin City Hall . The staff at city hall is more than happy to help you or direct you to someone who can.
AERN ( Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network)
The Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network (AERN) is a program to enhance business development
throughout rural Alabama . AERN is directed through the University of Alabama ’s Culverhouse College of
Commerce and Business Administration in partnership with agencies in rural counties.
It provides centers all over Alabama to help people get a business started and how to make a business plan.
C3 of Northwest Alabama
4020 US Hwy 43
Guin, AL 35563
Helps you build your business plan FREE!
There is no charge for AERN services.
Call for an appointment in Guin at 205.468.3213
Each AERN center has the following resources available for you:
Business planning software
Set of specialized business reference books
Someone who will help you
AERN Centers also provide you with
Seminars with experts who discuss:
- 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
The program has three components.
Toolkit of Resources. One is to provide computers and peripheral equipment, business software, and
other business research resources to chambers of commerce, industrial development agencies, or other
nonprofit organizations whose mission includes business development in very rural, low income portions
of Alabama .
Each AERN Center has these resources for use by local entrepreneurs:
A computer, printer, and specialized business planning software
A set of specialized business reference books
Someone who will help you.
Partner organizations make the resources available to the public to encourage potential entrepreneurs to start a business, to expand an existing small business, or for other economic development work in the target area.
Training. The second component is a strong training emphasis. The staffs of the partner agencies
receive training in how to use the materials and how to help their local constituencies. And periodically
the public is offered seminars and workshops.
- Learn the steps to take when starting your own business
- Find industry and economic profiles of your county
- Use the Internet effectively in conducting and researching business
Website. The third component is the AERN website. Many online resources are easily accessible there and the site is designed for ease of use by the lay public.
From the website you can:
Submit questions to the librarians at the Angelo Bruno Business Library at The University of Alabama
Locate pointers to useful business information on the World Wide Web
Learn more about who we are, what services we offer, and how we can help you.