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REV Birmingham Offering Small Business Workshops Throughout March

BIRMINGHAM, AlabamaREV Birmingham said it will launch a new small business development workshop series called “Biz 1.0: Entrepreneur Essentials” in March at Woodlawn’s SocialVenture.

It’s part of the organization’s REV-BIZ rebooted business growth program for Birmingham entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Biz 1.0 will use four workshops to arm business owners and entrepreneurs with some fundamental tools to grow and sustain more successful businesses in the City of Birmingham. March workshop sessions will take place every Friday in March, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. at SocialVenture, including:

  • March 7 – “Developing Your Business Model”
  • March 14 – “Financial Intelligence”
  • March 21 – “Building Your Business Structure + Operations”
  • March 28 – “Branding + Marketing + Advertising”

In addition to teaching sessions, the sessions will offer networking opportunities and interaction with the REV-BIZ team – staffers and volunteer experts able to help hone business plans, obtain financing and incentives, provide guidance through the city’s Design Review and other processes, and support a search for commercial property.

“Throughout the past year, REV has been listening to Birmingham’s small business owners and entrepreneurs,” Laura Kate Whitney, REV business growth manager, said in a release. “We’ve been asking them what their biggest challenges are and we’ve identified ways we can better help them overcome those challenges.”

Those interested are asked to visit to register for the March series and to learn more about REV-BIZ by contacting Whitney at or Taylor Clark at

“Birmingham’s small business owners are the heartbeat of this community and ultimately the key to boosting our local economy,” Whitney said. “We hope REV-BIZ will be Birmingham’s go-to for starting and growing a small business, no matter what stage of development that business is in.”

February 26, 2014

Michael Tomberlin | By Michael Tomberlin |

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