“Save a part of all you earn. Pay yourself first. Never borrow anything that, if forced to it, you can’t pay back.”

These are principles for success from Dr. A.G. Gaston, a man from Birmingham, Alabama who started with zero and built an empire. These principles serve as the backdrop for the annual A.G. Gaston Conference.  The conference seeks to empower small businesses from emerging markets to make their mark on Birmingham and the world.