COVID-19 called on all of us to pivot, in both big and small ways. That also applies to business owners, whether it’s a two-person retail team or a multimillion-dollar corporation. Entrepreneurs have been called on to rethink business models, how to connect with customers and distribute products during unprecedented times.
That’s where innovation comes in. REV’s Taylor Clark Jacobson and Reginald Smith of Sabre Finance kicked off Small Business Week 2020 by showing small business owners a fresh perspective on innovation that will take them beyond COVID-19. Watch video of their workshop above.
Small Business Week 2020 is chock full of useful information for entrepreneurs, the fabric of Birmingham. All events are free, but registration is encouraged.
If you’ve been following REV for a while, you probably remember The Big Pitch Competitions we used to hold back in the day. The Big Pitch presented by PNC was essentially our own little version of Shark Tank. And a lot of your favorite local businesses that participated in this competition now have active retail storefronts that you can go check out. Let’s start with some of our finalists that are based in the City of Birmingham and see what they’ve been up to!
Have you been to Downtown Birmingham’s newest development located on 25th Street? If not, you need to head down there ASAP and check it out! This new single story development is a product of a collaboration between David Baker Architects (DBA) and Locke General Contractors, led by DBA’s very own Amanda Loper. It is intended to be a “collaborative commercial space in a catalyst development area of Birmingham.” Both DBA and Locke General Contractors will be tenants of the space, along with June Coffee Roasters, Zephyr Barber, and Last Call Baking Cooperative!
One of Birmingham’s many hidden treasures is the music scene downtown. The sheer volume of concert venues we have in downtown Birmingham is something most people aren’t even aware of – but it really is remarkable! There is truly something for everyone, whether you’re into the smaller, more intimate venues or the large-scale venues for those big name artists. Keep reading to check out some of the cool venues downtown Birmingham has to offer.