Business Growth Workshops

Birmingham’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is collaborating to rapidly create and implement programs to support small businesses like yours that are the fabric of a vibrant economy. Together, we are triaging what feels like a tragedy for many but which will ultimately make us stronger on the other side of COVID-19.

We, with help from partners, have put together a calendar of virtual programming to support you during this time of disaster recovery.

Register for each session individually

Pivoting Your Model: Product Diversification and Distribution During Disaster

Tuesday, March 31 | 11 a.m. – noon 

Led by Taylor Clark Jacobson, REV’s Director of Business Growth and Recruitment 

Major economic shifts like we’re currently experiencing force entrepreneurs – large and small – to pivot their model, products and revenue streams as well as the distribution channels. In this panel discussion followed by Q &A, we’ll explore how brands we know and love have strategically approached the challenge of product diversification and distribution. 

Panelists include: 

  • Zebbie Carney, Eugene’s Hot Chicken  
  • Nathan Pocus, Domestique Coffee
  • Ace Graham, Alchemy 213


Roadmap to Resiliency: Business Planning for Our New Reality 

Wednesday, April 1 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Led by Pathway Lending 

Your business plans must adjust to our new reality, and so must our business planning course offerings. Join our friends at Pathway Lending to build your Resiliency Toolkit for the coming weeks and months. Together, we will think through how you can move your business forward despite the unknowns, disruptions and quickly changing circumstances. 


Retaining Your Business: Maximizing Your Customer Relationships During Disaster

Thursday, April 2 | 9-10 a.m. 

Led by Taylor Clark, REV’s Director of Business Growth & Recruitment 

Moderated By: Trevor Newberry, Newberry Consulting (and former GM of Urban Standard) 

As social distancing mandates closures, not all models lend themselves to a clear e-commerce pivot. In this panel discussion we’ll explore how to remain engaged, top of mind and relevant with your current customer base while acquiring new ones.  

Panelists include:

  • Lemar Story, Life Touch Massage
  • Tiffany Martin, Ignite Cycle


Maximizing Digital During a Disaster

Tuesday, April 7 | 11 a.m. – noon 

Led by Taylor Clark, REV’s Director of Business Growth & Recruitment 

As social distancing in the wave of Covid-19 pushes customers to transition even more of their purchasing online, it’s imperative to understand the tools to support growing your web presence and commerce. In this panel discussion we’ll explore marketing strategies, tactics and tools to firm up your digital marketing foundation during a disaster and beyond. 

Panelists include:

  • Emily Wood Bowron, Red Diamond Coffee and Tea
  • Michael Landes, Google



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