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Alabama Technology Network – Jasper Center
Region One

Becky Estes

Business Manager

Bevill State Community College
1411 Indiana Avenue
Jasper, AL 35501

Phone: (205) 387-0511, ext. 5873

Fax: (205) 387-9782

Email: bestes@atn.org

ATN provides the most innovative technical assistance and training to continually improve Alabama businesses and industries.

Alabama Technology Network – Muscle Shoals Center
Region One

Mitch Hamm

Director

Northwest Shoals Community College
P.O. Box 2545
Muscle Shoals, AL 35662

Phone: (256) 331-5383

Fax: (256) 331-5386

Email: mhamm@atn.org

ATN provides the most innovative technical assistance and training to continually improve Alabama businesses and industries.

Bevill State Business Incubator Center
Region One

David Cooper

Director

Jasper Campus
3512 Industrial Drive
Jasper, AL 35501

Phone: (205) 648-3271, ext. 5915

Fax: (205) 384-6768

Email: dcooper@atn.org

The Bevill State Business Incubator Center offers the physical facilities and services needed to help a start-up business succeed. The incubator facility provides hands-on assistance and a variety of business support services to its tenants.

Chamber of Commerce of Walker County
Region One

Linda Lewis

Director

Jasper Campus
3512 Industrial Drive
Jasper, AL 35501

Phone: (205) 648-3271, ext. 5915

Fax: (205) 384-6768

Email: dcooper@atn.org

The Bevill State Business Incubator Center offers the physical facilities and services needed to help a start-up business succeed. The incubator facility provides hands-on assistance and a variety of business support services to its tenants.

Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments (NACOLG)
Region One

Keith Jones

Executive Director

103 Student Drive
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Phone: (256) 389-0555

Fax: (256) 389-0599

Email: kjones@nacolg.org

Shoals Chamber of Commerce
Region One

Stephen B. Holt, CCE, CED

President

612 South Court Street
Post Office Box 1331
Florence, AL 35631-1331

Phone: (256) 764-4661 or (877) 764-4661

Fax: (256) 766-9017

Email: shoals@shoalschamber.com

The Shoals Chamber of Commerce can offer assistance to new and expanding businesses either directly or through a variety of organizations.

Shoals Entrepreneurial Center – Sheffield
Region One

Giles McDaniel

Director

501 Little Rock Avenue
Sheffield, AL 35660

Phone: (256) 760-9014

Fax: (256) 740-5530

Email: giles@shoalsec.com

Incubator clients receive mentoring, networking and public relations opportunities, access to equipment, and referral to professionals in order to help prepare them to move out into their own facility.

Shoals Entrepreneurial Center Culinary Complex
Region One

Giles McDaniel

Culinary Complex Director

610 W. College Street
Florence, AL 35630

Phone: (256) 760-9014

Fax: (256) 740-5530

Email: giles@shoalsec.com

The SEC staff will assist businesses with planning, computer training, referrals to local professionals, lists of food brokers, and other food industry information. Other resources will be identified for assistance at both the local and state levels.

USDA Rural Development – Huntsville
Region One

Brian Yarbrough

Area Director – Area 1

4890 University Square
Suite 3-G
Huntsville, AL 35816

Phone: (256) 544-5795

Fax: (256) 544-2158

Email: Brian.Yarbrough@al.usda.gov

Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, and Lawrence counties. Guaranteed Loans, Direct Loans and Grants are available through USDA Rural Development.

USDA Rural Development – Tuscaloosa
Region One

Teresa Long

Area Director – Area 3

3831-B Palisades Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Phone: (205) 553-1733, Ext. 5

Fax: (205) 553-5100

Email: Teresa.Long@al.usda.gov

Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Walker, and Winston counties. Guaranteed Loans, Direct Loans and Grants are available through USDA Rural Development.

University of North Alabama – Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Region One

Phillip O. Marks

Associate Director – PTAC Procurement Specialist

Box 5250 – 541 West College Street
Florence, AL 35632

Phone: (256) 765-4668

Email: pomarks@una.edu

The mission of the Alabama SBDC at UNA is to strengthen Alabama’s economy by providing high-quality one-on-one confidential assistance, training, and education to small businesses targeted for increasing employment, fostering growth, and improving financial stability.

University of North Alabama – SBDC
Region One

Ms. Kimberly Hughston

Director

Phone: (256) 765-4629

Email: khughston@una.edu

Carolyn M. Long

Associate Director – Lead Business Advisor

Phone: (256) 765-4599

Email: cmlong@una.edu

Box 5250 – 541 West College Street
Florence, AL 35632

The mission of the Alabama SBDC at UNA is to strengthen Alabama’s economy by providing high-quality one-on-one confidential assistance, training, and education to small businesses targeted for increasing employment, fostering growth, and improving financial stability.

West Alabama Regional Commission (WARC)
Region One

Dennis Stripling

Executive Director

4200 Highway 69 North, Suite (35473)
P.O. Box 509
Northport, AL 35476

Phone: (205) 333-2990 ext 218

Fax: (205) 333-2713

Email: warc@westal.org

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Region Two

Jim Highfield

Business Enterprise Representative

VRS District Office – Talladega
#4 Medical Office Park
Talladega, AL 35160

Phone: (256) 362-1300

Fax: (256) 362-6387

Marshall and DeKalb counties. Provides qualified blind individuals with job training and employment opportunities through the management and operation of small businesses.

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services – Decatur
Region Two

Ron Conley

Business Enterprise Representative

VRS District Office – Decatur
621 Cherry Street, NE
Decatur , AL 35602

Phone: (256) 353-2754

Fax: (256) 351-2476

Service area: Limestone and Morgan counties. Provides qualified blind individuals with job training and employment opportunities through the management and operation of small businesses.

Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network, (AERN)
Region Two

Mr. Youseff Diabate

AERN Member – Macon County

Tuskegee-Macon County Community Development Corporation
608 Dibble Street
Tuskegee, AL 36083

Phone: (334) 725-8496

Fax: (334) 727-9995

Email: diabate@tuskegee.edu

AERN is a program to enhance business development throughout rural Alabama. Assistance comes in the form of access to computers and peripheral equipment, strong training emphasis via materials, workshops and seminars and online resources.

Alabama Technology Network – Hanceville Center
Region Two

Perry Shields

Director

Wallace State Community College
801 Main Street Northwest
Hanceville, AL 35077

Phone: (256) 352-8324

Fax: (256) 352-8123

Email: pshields@atn.org

ATN Mission: ATN provides the most innovative technical assistance and training to continually improve Alabama businesses and industries.

Alabama Technology Network – Huntsville Center
Region Two

Nic Loyd

Director

The University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive, Shelby Center fo Technology – Suite 129
Huntsville, AL 35899

Phone: (256) 824-LEAN (5326)

Fax: (256) 824-6970

Email: nicholas.loyd@uah.edu

ATN Mission: ATN provides the most innovative technical assistance and training to continually improve Alabama businesses and industries.

Alabama Technology Network – Rainsville Center
Region Two

Ronny Kisor

Director

Northeast Alabama Community College
138 Alabama Highway 35
Rainsville, AL 35986

Phone: (256) 638-4418, ext. 358

Fax: (256) 638-2167

Email: rkisor@atn.org

ATN Mission: ATN provides the most innovative technical assistance and training to continually improve Alabama businesses and industries.

Biztech – Business Technology Dev. Center, Inc.
Region Two

Larry Lewis

Executive Director/CEO

515 Sparkman Drive NW
Huntsville, AL 35816

Phone: (256) 704-6000

Fax: (256) 704-6002

Email: Marie@biztech.org

Biztech is a business incubator founded in 1997 and is located in Huntsville, AL. The goal of BizTech is to help entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality by giving them the tools and guidance to succeed. For over two decades BizTech has been mentoring entreupeneurs and has helped over 100 business! .

Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County
Region Two

Pammie Jimmar

Small Business Manager

225 Church Street
Post Office Box 408
Huntsville, AL 35801

Phone: (256) 535-2000

Fax: (256) 535-2015

Email: pjimmar@hsvchamber.org

The Chamber’s Small Business programs are carefully designed to provide assistance, information, networking opportunities and educational opportunities for growing and sustaining small businesses.

Decatur-Morgan County Entrepreneurial Center
Region Two

John Joseph IV

Executive Director/CEO

1629 Fourth Ave S.E.
Decatur , AL 35601

Phone: (256) 686-2999

Fax: (256) 686-2988

The primary purpose of the E-Center is to encourage, enthuse and empower new and small businesses as tenants and non-tenants of the E-Center facility and to ensure successful start-up and continued growth.

Huntsville Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology (HASBAT)
Region Two

Mr. Chad Leathers

President

P. O. Box 5425
Huntsville, AL 35814

Phone: (256) 763-0715

Email: admin@hasbat.org

(HASBAT) is a nonprofit organization founded to increase business opportunities for high-technology small businesses in the Huntsville area. We serve as a beacon on the latest business opportunities, developments, and legislation within the federal govt.

Legal Services Corporation of Alabama
Region Two

Kimberlee Gosney

Supervising Attorney

102 S Court St, Suite 404
Florence, AL 35630

Phone: (256) 767-2020

Fax: (256) 767-2212

Email: kgosney@alsp.org

Primary Area Served: Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence and Limestone. Legal Services Alabama helps people and communities throughout the state develop microenterprise.

North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments (NARCOG)
Region Two

216 Jackson Street S.E.
P. O. Box C
Decatur , AL 35602

Phone: (256) 355-4515

Fax: (256) 351-1380

NARCOG’s mission is reflected by the dedication statement on the plaque at the front of its central headquarters building at 216 Jackson Street NE in Decatur, Alabama. The statement reads:

“Dedicated to Improving the Quality of Life for the Citizens of Cullman, Lawrence and Morgan Counties.”

The North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments, or NARCOG, is your local elected officials working together to make your community a better place to live, to work, to play, and to do business. For over forty years, NARCOG has been serving the three county region of Cullman, Lawrence, and Morgan counties. The people at NARCOG are continuously searching for new ways to positively impact the quality of life for individuals and the vibrancy and livability of communities within the region.

The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship
Region Two

Joanne Randolph

President/CEO

Katie Williams

WBC Project Manager

Phone: 256-428-8190

Email: Info@catalystcenter.org

515 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville , AL 35816

The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship serves as a driver for economic growth and job creation in Huntsville and surrounding areas by providing support for entrepreneurs and business owners in every stage of growth.

The Huntsville Angel Network
Region Two

Dick Reeves

Executive Director/CEO

515 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35816

Phone: (256) 704-6000

Fax: (256) 704-6002

Email: director@huntsvilleangels.com

The Huntsville Angel Network is a group of individuals and companies that have joined together to make the angel investing process work better in the Huntsville, Alabama area. The group’s strengths are in information technology, biotechnology and energy.

Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments, (TARCOG)
Region Two

Michelle G. Jordan

Executive Director

5075 Research Dr. N.W.
Huntsville , AL 35805

Phone: (256) 830-0818

Fax: (256) 830-0843

The governments of five northeast Alabama counties, DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, and Marshall, and the municipalities located in those counties make up TARCOG. The council’s membership is made up of representatives from the counties and municipalities.

TARCOG operates a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) that helps local businesses finance expansions or obtain start-up capital The RLF is administered at the regional level and local businesses from Madison; Limestone; Marshall; Jackson; and DeKalb counties with 100 or fewer employees are eligible. Loan amounts are generally $25,000 – $200,000 (although exceptions can be made) and there is a job creation (or retention) requirement. Please click here for more information on RLF program.

U.S. SBA – Alabama District Office
Region Two

Tom Todt

District Director

2 North Twentieth Street; Suite 325
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: (205) 290-7101

Fax: (205) 731-0170

Email: thomas.todt@sba.gov

Free counseling, advice and information on starting and/or expanding a business is available through a network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), the Service Corps of Retired Executives Association (SCORE), and the Women’s Business Centers.

University of Alabama Huntsville SBDC
Region Two

Hilary Claybourne

Center Director/Senior Advisor

225 Church St. NW, Suite 319
Huntsville / Madison County Chamber of Commerce
Huntsville, AL 35801

Phone: (256) 824-6422

Fax: (256) 824-4339

Email: hilary.claybourne@uah.edu

Mary Jane Fleming

Procurement Specialist

College of Business Administration Bldg.
Huntsville, AL 35899

Phone: (256) 824-6936

Fax: (256) 824-4339

Email: mary.jane.fleming@uah.edu

The UAHuntsville Small Business Development Center provides assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. The center provides business management counseling, startup counseling, training/workshops, and a resource library.

The procurement specialists at the UAH SBDC use innovative technology and sound business practices to assist businesses in obtaining local, state and federal government contracts.

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services – Talladega
Region Three

Greg Rowe

Business Enterprise Representative

VRS District Office – Talladega
#4 Medical Office Park
Talladega, AL 35160

Phone: (256) 362-1300

Fax: (256) 362-6387

Serves St. Clair and Talladega counties. Provides qualified blind individuals with job training and employment opportunities through the management and operation of small businesses.

Alabama Technology Network – Gadsden Center
Region Three

Gregg Bennett

Director

Gadsden State Community College
401 Korner Street
Gadsden, AL 35903

Phone: (256) 549-8162

Fax: (256) 547-5790

Email: gbennett@atn.org

ATN Mission: ATN provides the most innovative technical assistance and training to continually improve Alabama businesses and industries.

Anniston Score – Chapter 0638
Region Three

SCORE Volunteer

Volunteer Business Counselors

1400 Commerce Blvd; Suite 20
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: (256) 831-5215

Email: Admin.0638@scorevolunteer.org

The Anniston SCORE Chapter offers FREE business mentoring, low-cost or no-cost business training, and numerous templates and tools to help you start or grow a business.

East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission (EARPDC)
Region Three

Lori Sokol

Executive Director

1130 Quintard Ave., Suite 300
P.O. Box 2186
Anniston, AL 36201

Phone: (800) 239-6741 or (256) 237-6741

Fax: (256) 237-6763

Email: lori.sokol@earpdc.org

Etowah County Commission
Region Three

Shane Ellison

Chief Administrative Officer

800 Forrest Avenue, Suite 113
Gadsden, AL 35901

Phone: 256-549-5495

Email: sellison@etowahcounty.org

Jacksonville State University – Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Region Three

Mr. Ken Grissom

Procurement Specialist

700 Pelham Road North
Room 114 Merrill Hall
Jacksonville, AL 36265

Phone: (256) 782-5271

Fax: (256) 782-5179

Email: SBDC@JSU.EDU

The JSU PTAC provides a wide range of services including classes and seminars, individual counseling and easy access to bid opportunities, contract specifications, procurement histories, and other information necessary to compete for govt. contracts.

Jacksonville State University SBDC
Region Three

Mr. Ken Grissom

700 Pelham Road North
Room 114 Merrill Hall
Jacksonville, AL 36265

Phone: (256) 782-5271

Fax: (256) 782-5179

Email: sbdc@jsu.edu

The JSU SBDC provides its complete range of services to a seven-county area of Northeast Alabama (Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, St. Clair, and Talladega). The primary mission is to assist area current and prospective small business owners.

Northeast Alabama Entrepreneurial System
Region Three

Jennifer Williamon

Operations Manager

1400 Commerce Boulevard
Suite 1
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: (256) 831-5215

Fax: (256) 831-8728

Email: jennifer@neaes.org

The Northeast Alabama Entrepreneurial System is a business incubation program for start-up service and light manufacturing businesses.

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB)
Region Three

Charles Ball

Executive Director

2 Twentieth Street North; Suite 1200
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: (205) 251-8139

Email: cball@rpcgb.org

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) provides planning services, economic development services and multiple initiatives for six counties and 84 communities throughout central Alabama.

The Commission works through a consultation process with local governments, citizens, non-profits and the private sector in Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker counties. It is through this process that opportunities and cost effective solutions are identified to assure physical and economic growth for everyone.

USDA Rural Development
Region Three

Allen Bowen

Business Programs/ Acting Program Director

Sterling Centre Ofc Bldg
4121 Carmichael Rd., Suite 601
Montgomery, AL 36106-3683

Phone: (334) 279-3623

Fax: (334) 279-3459

Email: allen.bowen@al.usda.gov

Guaranteed Loans, Direct Loans and Grants are available through USDA Rural Development. Funds are available in the form of guaranteed loans through a local lender, and direct loans and grants directly from the U.S. Treasury.

Alabama Microenterprise Network (AMN)
Region Four

Gaynelle Adams Jackson

President

P. O. Box 1882
Birmingham, AL 35261

Phone: (205) 856-2776

Fax: (205) 856-3776

Email: gjackson@microenterprisealabama.org

Alabama MicroEnterprise Network (AMEN)is a 501(c)(3) organization that speaks with one voice to serve, educate and empower the microenterprise service providers in Alabama and the entrepreneurs they represent. AMEN is a member organization comprised of people and organizations that advocate for and support the growth and development of Alabama’s microenterprise community.

Alabama Technology Network – Birmingham Center
Region Four

Lavada Varner

Center Director

Jefferson State Community College
2601 Carson Road, JSMC
Birmingham, AL 35215-3098

Phone: 205-616-9766

Fax: 205-856-8014

Email: lvarner@atn.org

ATN Mission: ATN provides the most innovative technical assistance and training to continually improve Alabama businesses and industries.

Bessemer Business Incubation System
Region Four

Devron Veasley, MBA

Director

1020 9th Avenue S.W.
Bessemer, AL 35022

Phone: (205) 481-2000

Fax: (205) 481-2100

Email: bessemerincubator@yahoo.com

The Bessemer Business Incubation System (BBIS) is a full service business development organization providing space and services to those businesses participating in the service, light industrial/man-ufacturing and information technology industries.

Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) – Minority Business and Small Business Development
Region Four

Victor M. Brown

Vice President – Minority Business and Small Business Development

505 20th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: (205) 241-8109

Fax: (205) 324-2560

Email: vbrown@birminghambusinessalliance.com

Over 80% of the BBA’s membership is comprised of small businesses. Small business development is vital to the economic prosperity and overall success of our region. The BBA strongly supports and values small business initiatives by providing councils, committees, networking events, educational and training seminars and valuable, relevant community data for BBA investors.

Birmingham Business Resource Center
Region Four

Robert Dickerson, Jr.

Executive Director

1500 1st Avenue North (Innovation Depot)
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: (205) 250-6380

Fax: (205) 250-6384

Email: info@bbrc.biz

The Birmingham Business Resource Center (BBRC) is a unique, 501(c)4 Small Business Development Agency that serves as a “One Stop Shop” for loans as well as management and technical assistance for small business enterprises.

The BBRC Strives to Educate Business Owners by Providing the Following:

 

  • One-on-One business counseling
  • Workshops on relevant topics including but not limited to developing strategic business plans an understanding how to obtain financing and increasing familiarity with local lenders
  • Access to capital and loan pre-qualification
  • Access to corporate supplier diversity programs and other market opportunities
  • SBA 504 loans
  • SBA Community Advantage loans
Birmingham Venture Club
Region Four

Ed Fields

Executive Secretary

P. O. Box 590073
Birmingham, AL 35259

Phone: (205) 401-7324

Fax: (888) 805-2507

Email: ed@birminghamventure.com

The Birmingham Venture Club is an association of business professionals who seek to increase the amount and quality of venture capital-related activities in the Birmingham area.

Greater Birmingham Small Business Development Center – Procurement Technical Assistance Program
Region Four

Pamela Harris

Procurement Specialist

1500 1st Avenue N. – (Innovation Depot)
1500 1st Avenue N.
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: (205) 348-1687

Email: ptac@ua.edu

Our procurement specialists use innovative technology and sound business practices to assist Alabama businesses in obtaining local, state and federal government contracts.

**Note**: (Walk-ins welcome, but if you call first we can match you with the best counselor for your needs.)

Greater Birmingham Small Business Development Center – Birmingham SBDC
Region Four

Emily Moore

Business Advisor

1500 1st Avenue N. – (Innovation Depot)
1500 1st Ave North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: (205) 348-1582

Email: ASBDC@UA.EDU

The Alabama SBDC Network provides no-cost confidential business counseling at 10 locations throughout the state, including a convenient location at the Innovation Depot on 1st Avenue North, in Birmingham’s Entrepreneurial District.

The Alabama SBDC Network specializes in one-on-one business counseling and educational training for small businesses. Programs of assistance are developed in response to small business needs and growth opportunities for expansion of the state’s economy.

Walk-ins are welcome, but to make sure that you’re able to meet with the best counselor for your business or industry, we suggest that you call for an appointment.

Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce
Region Four

Bill Powell

Executive Director

1694 Montgomery Highway
Suite 108 (The Centre at Riverchase Shopping Center)
Hoover, AL 35216

Phone: (205) 988-5672

Fax: (205) 988-8383

Email: Bill@hooverchamber.org

By providing networking and training opportunities, the Chamber has become a cohesive organization of some of the most prominent and successful business leaders in the area. We provide our members with the latest news, press releases, event calendar etc.

Innovation Depot
Region Four

Devon Laney

President and CEO

1500 First Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: (205) 250-8000

Fax: (205) 250-8013

Email: devon.laney@innovationdepot.net

Innovation Depot combines the expertise of business incubation professionals with a next-generation facility offering you the space and equipment you need to take your business from concept to reality.

Jefferson County Office of Economic Development
Region Four

Dr. Frederick L. Hamilton

Director

716 Richard Arrington Jr., Blvd North
Suite A-340
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: (205) 325-5761

Fax: (205) 325-5095

Email: webmaster@jcc.co.jefferson.al.us

The Economic Development Loan Program provides loans through several programs ranging from short-term construction financing, infrastructure loans and GAP financing to long-term financing loan guarantees. All loans are dependent upon the creation of jobs.

Minority Business Opportunity Center (MBOC)
Region Four

Henry A. Turner, Jr.

Executive Director

4715 Alton Court
Birmingham, AL 35210

Phone: (205) 957-9779

Fax: (205) 957-2114

Email: info@mbocalabama.org

The primary goal of the Alabama MBOC is to provide brokering services and assistance to “Rapid Growth-Potential MBEs. The MBOC addresses issues and provides assistance to facilitate the success and growth of certified MBEs.

North Alabama SCORE Chapter 84
Region Four

SCORE Volunteer

Volunteer Business Counselors

2 North Twentieth Street
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: (205) 290-7348

Email: Admin0084@scorevolunteer.org

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.

The Birmingham Chapter provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives. We also offer workshops, for a modest fee, for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs.

REV Birmingham
Region Four

David Fleming

President & CEO

5529 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35212

Phone: (205) 595-0562

Fax: (205) 595-0565

Email: dfleming@revbirmingham.org

Need help with your small business?

Innovative, determined and diverse entrepreneurs are essential to creating and sustaining vibrant commercial districts. REV’s Business Growth team is ready to help with knowledge and resources you need to start or expand your business. Our team offers workshops, one-on-one business consulting and real estate assistance.

South Region Minority Supplier Development Council (SRMSDC)
Region Four

Phala K. Mire

President & CEO

4715 Alton Court
Birmingham, AL 35210

Phone: (205) 957-1882

Fax: (205) 957-2114

Email: info@srmsdc.org

The Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council (SRMSDC) provides both advocacy and business development services to certified Asian-American, Native-American, Hispanic-American and African-American owned business enterprises. We specialize in facilitating new and existing sourcing opportunities from our corporate members to our certified minority owned businesses.

SRMSDC provides the only nationally recognized ethnic minority business certification (MBE) in the States of Louisiana, Alabama Arkansas and Mississippi. SRMSDC connects certified MBEs with corporate members representing many of America’s largest publicly and privately owned companies. The MBE certification is the designation that Corporate America uses to track direct and indirect spend with businesses owned and controlled by ethnic minority owned suppliers.

Tech Birmingham
Region Four

1500 First Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: (205) 250-8000

Fax: (205) 250-6397

Email: info@techbirmingham.com

Networking, reference materials and advocacy.

University of Alabama (UAB) – DBE Supportive Services
Region Four

Cynthia Matlock

Assistant Director

401 Campbell Hall
1300 University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35294

Phone: (205) 934-8273

Fax: (205) 934-1650

Email: cmatlock@uab.edu

The Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Supportive Services Program has the mission of providing technical and management assistance to disadvantaged business owners and women business entrepreneurs (WBE) interested in doing business with ALDOT.

University of Alabama (UAB) – Department of Supplier Diversity
Region Four

Demetria P. Scott

Project Manager II

801 6th Avenue South
FAB 208
Birmingham, AL 35233

Phone: (205) 934-9349

Fax: (205) 975-8530

Email: dpscott@uab.edu

The mission of the Department of Supplier Diversity, as a unit within the Facilities Division is to assist UAB’s efforts to increase participation of Diverse Business Enterprises (DBEs) in the procurement and construction process through education, advocacy, mentoring, relationship building and other data driven initiatives.

Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network, (AERN) – Pickens County
Region Five

Ms. Nelda Hudgins

Pickens County

Aliceville Public Library
416 Third Avenue NE
Aliceville, AL 35442

Phone: (205) 373-6691

Fax: (205) 373-3731

Email: apl@nctv.com

AERN is a program to enhance business development throughout rural Alabama. Assistance comes in the form of access to computers and peripheral equipment, strong training emphasis via materials, workshops and seminars and online resources.

Alabama Technology Network – Selma Center
Region Five

Dan Johnson

Director

Wallace Community College
3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway
Selma, AL 36702

Phone: (334) 876-9413

Fax: (334) 876-9411

Email: djohnson@atn.org

ATN Mission: ATN provides the most innovative technical assistance and training to continually improve Alabama businesses and industries.

Alabama Technology Network – Tuscaloosa Center
Region Five

Alan Hill

Executive Director

Alabama Productivity Center – The University of Alabama
P.O. Box 870318
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0318

Phone: 205-222-7111

Email: ahill@cba.ua.edu

ATN Mission: ATN provides the most innovative technical assistance and training to continually improve Alabama businesses and industries.

Bibb County Commission
Region Five

Brian Davis

Industrial Development Coordinator

157 SW Davidson Dr., Centreville, AL. 35042
Centreville, AL 35042

Phone: (205) 926-3114

Cell: (205) 541-7058

Email: bdavis@bibbal.com

Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama
Region Five

Jim Page

President and CEO

2201 Jack Warner Blvd.; Building C
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Phone: (205) 758-7588

Fax: (205) 391-0565

Email: info@tuscaloosachamber.com

The EDGE Entrepreneurship Center

The mission of the The EDGE is to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to help startups and to drive growth of their businesses. The EDGE supports both new and established firms by providing space and learning opportunities, all designed to help build and grow businesses, innovation, and jobs.

Started in 2012 and located in a new 26,000 square-foot facility, The EDGE is an incubator and accelerator that focuses on growing and supporting entrepreneurs. It is located at 2627 10th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, about 1.5 miles from The University of Alabama campus.

The EDGE features 20 offices, 100 workstations and several conference rooms, all offered to established entrepreneurs, people seeking to build their businesses, and individuals who need working and networking space.

Perry County Commission
Region Five

Cedric Hudson

Chairman

30 Pitts Street
Uniontown, AL 36786

Phone: (334) 410-0519

Email: commissionerhudson@gmail.com

Donald Bennett

Email: donald.mainstreetmarion@gmail.com

Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce
Region Five

Sheryl Smedley

Executive Director

912 Selma Avenue
Selma, AL 36701

Phone: (334) 875-7241 or (800) 45-SELMA

Fax: (334) 875-7142

Email: info@SelmaAlabama.com

“As an advocate for all businesses, small and large, the Chamber invites you to join our membership team of enthusiastic community leaders working together to showcase Selma and Dallas County’s local businesses, attractions, and quality of life.” – Executive Director, Sheryl Smedley

The Selma & Dallas County Chamber of Commerce is one of the University of Alabama AERN (Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network) sites in the state of Alabama. Each AERN site provides a wealth of business research resources.

Stillman College Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) – Supportive Services Program
Region Five

Earnestine Parrish

Director

Stillman College
3601 Stillman
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Phone: (205) 247-8102

Fax: (205) 247-8021

Email: eparrish@stillman.edu

Stillman College is an integral part of ALDOT and FHWA’s commitment of insuring that disadvantaged business firms are kept informed and educated on new technology and information that is pertinent to the transportation and highway industry.

The Alabama Innovation & Mentoring of Entrepreneurs (AIME)
Region Five

Dr. Dan Daly

Director

105 Aime Building
P.O. Box 870204
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0204

Phone: (205) 348-3502

Fax: (205) 348-3510

Email: dandaly@ua.edu

AIME Mission Statement: To identify and facilitate value added innovation and foster entrepreneurship leading to commercialization of intellectual property.

The Innovation Centre
Region Five

George Alford

President, Alford & Associates LLC

4344 Highway 41 South
Selma, AL 36701

Phone: (334) 418-0005

Fax: (334) 418-0010

Email: galford@alfordandassoc.com

The Innovation Centre assists entrepreneurs with basic information concerning business ownership, as well as detailed information and services for business plans, resources, and guidance throughout the process of starting a business.

University of Alabama SBDC
Region Five

Michael Brooks

Director

621 Greensboro Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Phone: (205) 348-1582

Email: ASBDC@UA.edu

The Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) fundamental mission is to deliver quality assistance and information to the region’s small businesses in an efficient and timely manner.

The Alabama Small Business Development Center network is a statewide, inter-institutional program to enhance economic growth in Alabama by providing management and technical assistance to small businesses. Certified business counselors are available in 10 Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) located at our member university partners across the state.

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services – Montgomery
Region Six

Ken Green

Business Enterprise Representative

VRS District Office – Montgomery
2129 East South Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36116

Phone: (334) 281-8780

Fax: (334) 281-1388

Service area: Chambers, Lee, Macon and Russell counties. Provides qualified blind individuals with job training and employment opportunities through the management and operation of small businesses.

Auburn Technical Assistance Center (ATAC)
Region Six

Henry B. Burdg, CMC, EDFP, PBA

Director – Auburn Technical Assistance Center (ATAC) Harbert College of Business

570 Devall Drive
Suite 304 – Auburn Research Park
Auburn, AL 36832-6948

Phone: (334) 844-4659

Fax: (334) 844-5989

Email: atac@auburn.edu

Have an idea for a product or business but don’t know where to start? Are you needing to validate your idea to reduce risk before taking the next big step? Create, Communicate, and Commercialize your meaningfully unique ideas through systematic innovation process assistance from the Auburn Technical Assistance Center (ATAC).

ATAC can help coach you through a process to determine how likely your idea is to succeed and what could prevent the idea from moving forward. As an arm of the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University and an Economic Development Administration University Center, ATAC provides idea creation, business start-up technical assistance, and consultation for entrepreneurs and existing small businesses.

ATAC provides hands-on mentoring, coaching, and facilitating to identify and refine your product/service offering, customers/markets, and improve business processes. ATAC assists individuals and businesses in developing and implementing a Learning Plan to move through rapid cycles of learning to define the customer and their problems, develop your value proposition, and a product or service that meets those needs. ATAC will guide you through a fail-fast/fail-cheap cycle to dissolve the start-up risk with small steps so as discover early “death threats” to your business idea/strategy.

Key Assistance Programs

• Product, Service, and Business Model Innovation
• Business Plan Development/Review
• Market Feasibility and Customer Survey Research
• Website Development and Optimization
• Marketing Strategy
• Product Design/Branding
• Creation of Pro Forma Financial Statements

South Central Alabama Development Commission (SCADC)
Region Six

Tyson Howard

Executive Director

5900 Carmichael Place
Montgomery, AL 36117

Phone: (334) 244-6903

Fax: (334) 270-0038

Email: tyson.howard@adss.alabama.gov

Michael DeBerry

SCADC provides technical assistance to local governments in order to address essential community development needs in such areas as water and sewer services, transportation infrastructure, storm water drainage, housing rehabilitation, and recreation through various project initiatives.

The South Central Alabama Development Commission’s Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Program is a locally controlled source of capital used to provide gap financing to start-up and expanding businesses in Bullock, Butler, Crenshaw, Lowndes, Macon, and Pike counties. The primary goal of the program is to stimulate the economy through the creation of local jobs. The RLF targets small to medium-sized businesses, which are financially sound but are unable to secure adequate financing for start-up or expansion projects. Loans can be made for financing land, buildings, equipment, and working capital. The RLF was not established to compete with private lending institutions but to complement commercial lending programs by providing necessary “gap finance” once the bank and owner have reached their financial limits.

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services – Mobile
Region Seven

Marion Mark

Business Enterprise Representative

VRS District Office – Mobile
2419 Gordon Smith Drive
Mobile, AL 36617

Phone: (251) 479-8611

Fax: (251) 478-2197

Serves Choctaw and Clarke Counties. Provides qualified blind individuals with job training and employment opportunities through the management and operation of small businesses.

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services – Tuscaloosa
Region Seven

Nancy Barnes

Business Enterprise Representative

VRS District Office – Tuscaloosa
1305 37th Street, East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403-1610

Phone: (205) 554-1300

Fax: (205) 554-1369

Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Walker and Winston counties. Provides qualified blind individuals with job training and employment opportunities through the management and operation of small businesses.

Choctaw County Commission
Region Seven

DeeAnn Campbell

Chief Industrial Development Officer

305 S Mulberry Ave
Butler, AL 36904

Phone: (205) 459-3459

Email: choctawchamber@tds.net

City of Ozark
Region Seven

Mark Blankenship

Mayor of Ozark

275 North Union Avenue
Ozark, AL 36360

Phone: (334) 774-5393

Fax: (334) 445-0517

Email: mayor@ozarkal.gov

University of West Alabama SBDC
Region Seven

Donald Mills

Director

Guy Hunt Technical Complex, Rm. 122
UWA Station 35
Livingston, AL 35470

Phone: (205) 652-3665

Fax: (205) 652-3516

Email: dmills@uwa.edu

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers the following services: counseling, information, education. The Center also has the capability to tailor training programs and research to the specific needs of a business.

Wilcox Area Chamber
Region Seven

John Clyde Riggs

ATRC Executive Director

107 Broad Street
Camden, AL 36726

Phone: (334) 682-4234

Email: jcriggs50@gmail.com

Laura Agee

Director (in training for econ. dev. w/JCR)

Phone: 334-682-4929

Email: la.agee02@gmail.com

Alabama Capitol SCORE – Chapter 0598
Region Eight

SCORE Volunteer

Volunteer Business Counselors

Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce – 600 South Court Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: (334) 240-6868

Fax: (334) 240-6869

Your Success Is Our Success. Build Your Dream Here.

We connect entrepreneurs with local mentors to help you build your business with free business advice.

SCORE is America’s premier source of free & confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs. SCORE is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization formed in 1964 to help small businesses flourish.

Whether you’re just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential, business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Meet face-to-face in one of our mentoring locations or connect with one of our online mentors.

Alabama State University SBDC
Region Eight

Andrea Rogers Mosley

Director

915 South Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: (334) 229-4138

Fax: (334) 269-1102

The Alabama State University Small Business Development Center in the College of Business Administration mission is to provide technical and management assistance to small businesses and prospective business owners by offering one-on-one business counseling and educational training to small businesses targeted for increasing employment, fostering growth and improving financial stability.

Alabama State University SBDC & Urban Economic Research
Region Eight

Thomas Taylor

Procurement Counselor

915 South Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36104-3812

Phone: (334) 229-4848

Fax: (334) 229-4129

Email: ttaylor@alasu.edu

A vast amount of information and counseling in the area of government contracting opportunities is available at the ASU SBDC. Through government and corporate procurement opportunities, small companies can grow.

Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission (CARPDC)
Region Eight

Greg Clark

Executive Director

430 South Court Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: (334) 262-4300

Fax: (334) 262-6976

Email: gclark@carpdc.com

Our Mission

It is our steadfast mission to provide exemplary service to the local governments and citizens of Autauga, Elmore, and Montgomery Counties. We execute this mission through community and economic development programs and projects; extensive local, state, and federal partnerships; and various engagement and funding opportunities.

Our Vision

CARPDC seeks to become the benchmark organization for advancing the growth of Central Alabama by enhancing access to opportunities of optimal interest to and growth of the counties, cities, and citizens of this Region.

Our Values

As an organization of outreach and service to the Region, we stand on the values of professionalism, integrity, coalition building, adaptability, and reliability.

Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
Region Eight

Ellen McNair

Senior Vice President, Economic Development

41 Commerce Street (36104)
P.O. Box 79
Montgomery, AL 36101

Phone: (334) 240-9433

Fax: (334) 265-4745

Email: emcnair@montgomerychamber.com

Charlotte Smith

Phone: (334) 240-9430

Email: csmith@montgomerychamber.com

Strategically located at the intersection of Interstate 65 and Interstate 85, Montgomery is the capital city of Alabama and the second largest city in the state. The metropolitan area, comprised of Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes and Montgomery counties, has a population of more than 374,000.

A region of vast economic diversity, Montgomery is home to state and regional governments, a major military installation, the USAF Air University, an extensive service industry, wholesale and retail trade, Civil War and Civil Rights tourism, and an industrial base that includes Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama — Hyundai’s first manufacturing plant in the United States. This unique diversity provides a well-balanced economic environment. According to Moody’s Economy, Montgomery’s Cost of Doing Business is 87% of the national average and Cost of Living is 95% of the national average.

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce has an experienced, professional Corporate Development Team led by Senior Vice President Ellen McNair.

They are the key players in bringing new industry to the area including the major economic game-changer Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama.

They also work closely with existing industry to enable their growth and success here in Montgomery and the RIver Region.

Alabama Power
Region Nine

David Norwood

Community Relations Manager

Phone: (334) 693-4015 

Email: DLNorwoo@southernco.com

Alabama Technology Network – Eufaula Center
Region Nine

Amy Brabham

Director

Wallace Community College – Sparks Campus
3223 South Eufaula Ave.
Eufaula, AL 36027

Phone: (334) 687-9405

Fax: (334) 687-9967

Email: abrabham@atn.org

ATN Mission: ATN provides the most innovative technical assistance and training to continually improve Alabama businesses and industries.

City of Andalusia Incubator
Region Nine

John Thompson

City Clerk

336 Montgomery Street
P. O. Box 429
Andalusia, AL 36420

Phone: (334) 222-3312; Ext. 1142

Fax: (334) 222-5114

Email: John.Thompson@cityofandalusia.com

The City of Andalusia Incubator assists in business start-ups by providing them with necessary support and financial and technical services.

Covington County Business Development Center
Region Nine

Gail Trant

Project Manager

21754 Bill Benton Lane
Andalusia, AL 36421

Phone: (334) 222-7040

Fax: (334) 222-0897

Email: ccedc2@alaweb.com

The Small Business Development Incubator assist home grown businesses in Covington County. As a integral part of the Covington County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC), it assists in all aspects of the business start-up process.

Enterprise Business Incubator
Region Nine

Jonathan Tullos

Executive Director

102 Commerce Drive
Yancey Parker Industrial Park
Enterprise, AL 36330

Phone: (334) 393-4769

Fax: (334) 393-8127

Email: fthompson@entercomp.com

The 14,500 sq.ft. business incubator is part of a continual effort to help new and expanding business develop and grow in the region.

Mixon Business Center
Region Nine

Devon Turkoski

Property Manager

545 West Main Street
Suites 100-115
Dothan, AL 36301

Phone: (334) 836-0217 Ext. 112

Email: fscpropertymgt@aol.com

Mixson Business Center
Region Nine

Devon Turkoski

Property Manager

545 West Main Street
Suite 100
Dothan, AL 36301

Phone: (334) 836-0217 ext 112

Fax: (334) 836-0219

Email: fscpropertymgt@aol.com

The Mixson Business Center provides incubator office space, in a professional setting, for start-up businesses. Provided amenities include: high-speed internet, phone system, meeting areas, copying machine, fax, 24-Hour access, and receptionist.

Ozark Technology Center (OTC)
Region Nine

Lynn Price

Business Incubator Manager

3269 Highway 231 South
Ozark, AL 36360

Phone: (334) 774-4952

Fax: (334) 774-4539

Email: incubator@ozarkalabama.us

The Ozark Technology Center’s mission is to provide an environment that is conducive to the success and growth of new and expanding businesses, create regional job opportunities and expand the regional economy.

Pike County Chamber of Commerce
Region Nine

Jenniffer Barner

President

100 Industrial Blvd.
P.O. Box 249
Troy, AL 36081-0249

Phone: (334) 566-2294

Fax: (334) 566-2298

Email: jenniffer@pikecountychamber.net

The mission of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce is to serve as a leader and catalyst in planning, promoting, and supporting programs and services that foster a favorable business climate.

Pike County Economic Development Corporation
Region Nine

Chase Cobb

President

100 Industrial Boulevard
Troy, AL 36081

Phone: (334) 670-2274

Fax: (334) 566-2298

Email: ccobb@pikecountyedc.net

Kim Sasser

Email: ksasser@pikecountyedc.net

Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission
Region Nine

Scott Farmer

Executive Director

Post Office Box 1406
Dothan, AL 36302

Phone: (334) 794-4093

Fax: (334) 794-3288

Email: sfarmer@searpdc.org

Rachel Armstrong

Economic Development Specialist

Email: rarmstrong@searpdc.org

Troy University SBDC
Region Nine

Ms. Judy Callin

Director

63 South Court Square
Troy, AL 36081

Phone: (334) 770-2620

Email: jcallin@troy.edu

The TROY SBDC provides free consulting to help new entrepreneurs evaluate their business ideas and existing businesses remain competitive in today’s dynamic, global marketplace. The Troy University SBDC offers training and financing assistance.

Troy University SBDC – Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Region Nine

Judy Callin

Procurement Specialist

100 Industrial Blvd.
Troy, AL 36081

Phone: (334) 674-2425

Fax: (334) 670-3636

Email: jcallin@troy.edu

The PTAC Program provided through the TROY SBDC offers free consulting services, technical assistance, and bid information to Southeast Alabama businesses who are interested in obtaining contracts with local, state and federal government agencies.

Alabama Southern Community College
Region Ten

Nichole D’Andrea and Glen C. Haab

Community Development Coordinators

30755 Hwy 43 S
P.O. Box 2000
Thomasville, AL 36784

Phone: (334) 637-3208

Fax: (334) 637-3201

Email: ndandrea@ascc.edu

Servicing Conecuh and Monroe Counties in S. W. Alabama. The Alabama Southern Office of Community Development works with communities as well as individuals interested in starting or growing a business, by providing information and connecting resources.

Alabama Technology Network – Brewton Center
Region Ten

Harry Cecil

Business Development Director

Jefferson Davis Community College
205 College Drive
Brewton, AL 36427

Phone: (251) 809-1678

Fax: (251) 809-1677

Email: hccecil@atn.org

ATN Mission: ATN provides the most innovative technical assistance and training to continually improve Alabama businesses and industries.

Alabama Technology Network – Mobile Satellite
Region Ten

Byron Dunn

Director

1110 Montlimar Drive
Suite 200
Mobile, AL 36609

Phone: (251) 660-1625, ext 101

Fax: (251) 660-6048

Email: bdunn@atn.org

ATN Mission: ATN provides the most innovative technical assistance and training to continually improve Alabama businesses and industries.

Alabama-Tombigbee Regional Commission
Region Ten

John Clyde Riggs

Executive Director

107 Broad Street
Camden, AL 36726

Phone: (334) 682-4234

Fax: (334) 682-4205

Email: jcriggs50@gmail.com

Baldwin County Business Incubator
Region Ten

Bob Higgins

Director

22070 Highway 59, Suite 301
Post Office Box 1340
Robertsdale, AL 36567

Phone: (251) 947-2445

Fax: (251) 947-4229

Email: info@baldwinincubator.com

The program is simple: We will help you develop your business plan and get your business started. We will match you with the right professional; all committed to your success.

Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District (CMC Gas)
Region Ten

Rosalyn Sales

Executive Director of Economic Development

P. O. Box 608
Jackson, AL 36545

Phone: (251) 246-2428

Email: rsales@cmcgas.com

Matthew McKinley

CFO / Economic Development

Phone: (251) 709-5060

Email: mmckinley@cmcgas.com

Innovation PortAL
Region Ten

Todd Greer

Executive Director

358 St. Louis St.
Mobile , AL 36602

Phone: (917) 428-6117

Email: todd@innovation-portal.com

Innovation PortAL is an entrepreneurial and innovation center designed to encourage the successful development of growing businesses on the Gulf Coast through entrepreneurial programming, industry collaboration and community development services.

Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
Region Ten

David Rodgers, Jr.

Vice President of Economic Development

451 Government St
Mobile, AL 36602

Phone: (251) 431-8657

Fax: (251) 421-8608

Email: drodgers@mobilechamber.com

Mobile Works, Inc.
Region Ten

Pamela Ware

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

61 St. Joseph Street
Suite 1500
Mobile, AL 36601

Phone: (251) 432-0909 ext. 140

Fax: (251) 432-1004

Email: pware@mobile-works.org

Our mission at Mobile Works is to help Mobile County businesses create, retain and maintain jobs that ensure sustained economic growth. Our goal is to give local businesses the means to grow, become more productive and compete effectively.

OSHA
Region Ten

Gigi Talley

Project Coordinator

UAB School of Public Health
1530 3rd Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0019

Phone: 205-934-7178

Fax: 205-975-7179

Email: dsc@uab.edu

The OSHA Alliance, spearheaded by the OSHA Mobile Area Office, is a cooperative agreement with OSHA, SafeState, Deep South Center for OH&S, EAP Lifestyle Management, LLC, Infirmary Health System, Community Health Systems, Inc. (Senior Care Communities)

South Alabama Regional Planning Commission
Region Ten

John F. (Rickey) Rhodes

Executive Director

110 Beauregard Street
P.O. Box 1665
Mobile, AL 36633

Phone: (251) 433-6541

Fax: (251) 433-6009

Email: rrhodes@sarpc.org

South Alabama SCORE – Chapter 0630
Region Ten

SCORE Volunteer

Volunteer Business Counselors

327 Fairhope Avenue
Fairhope, AL 36532

Phone: (251 )928-6387

Fax: (251) 928-6389

Email: SouthALSCORE@gmail.com

SCORE is America’s premier source of free & confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs. SCORE is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization formed in 1964 to help small businesses flourish.

South Alabama SCORE, located in Fairhope AL, is part of SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business,” a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small businesses.

South Alabama SCORE provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives. Whether you are thinking of starting your small business or you are already in business, we can help.

From time to time South Alabama SCORE also offers workshops, for a modest fee, for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs. SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. Counselors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, management and business plan preparation. We have assisted many clients in obtaining business loans.

The Clinton L. Johnson Center for Economic Development
Region Ten

Mrs. Margaret Debose

Small Business Development Director

1655 Eagle Drive
Mobile, AL 36605

Phone: (251) 470-1728

Fax: (251) 470-0582

Email: mdebose@mhb.gov

The incubator has office space available for five small start-up businesses or companies that have been in business for less than three years.

U.S. SBA – Mobile Alternative Worksite
Region Ten

Brent McMahan

Senior Area Manager

1141 Montlimar Drive; Suite 1007
Mobile, AL 36609

Phone: 251-544-7401

Fax: (202)-741-7090

Email: brent.mcmahan@sba.gov

Free counseling, advice and information on starting and/or expanding a business is available through a network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), the Service Corps of Retired Executives Association (SCORE), and the Women’s Business Centers.

University of South Alabama SBDC
Region Ten

Melvin Washington

Director

600 Clinic Drive, Suite 326/328
Mobile, AL 36688

Phone: (877) 825-7232

Email: mel.washington@ua.edu

The Mission of the University of South Alabama Small Business Development Center is to provide educational assistance to strengthen small business management in our six-county area, thereby contributing to the growth of local, state and national economies.

Women’s Business Alliance
Region Ten

Karen Gray

Executive Director

413 Azalea Road, Suite F
Mobile, AL 36507

Phone: (251) 210-8908

Fax: (251) 660-8854

Email: Karen@wbaofal.org

The mission of the Women’s Business Alliance is the economic empowerment of women by assisting them to start and grow successful small businesses.

The Women’s Business Alliance reaches out to small business owners and entrepreneurs in Mobile, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Monroe and Washington counties, being THE point of contact for those business owners in the lower south Alabama region. Assistance and training in business planning and development, marketing assistance and lending preparation is offered. Networking opportunities are available for both seasoned and startup businesses.