Fifteen Birmingham organizations have officially partnered to have your back, small business owners. Introducing Rebound Bham, a group effort focused on small business support that highlights partners’ passion for mom-and-pop shops and the people behind them, by creating workshops and resources for local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to weather the storm of COVID-19.
The organizers are dedicated to supporting small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in rebounding from this pandemic and reconnecting with their dreams. Through virtual workshops, social media events, coaching sessions and resources, the team will help small business owners achieve skillset milestones to retain, sustain and expand their business through 2020.
An online kick-off event Thursday, July 23 will introduce participants to the Rebound Bham team members and provide insight into the upcoming virtual workshops.
The content and resources will cover many topics within the categories of financial empowerment, sales & marketing, and leadership & operations. Workshops will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting with Crafting an Authentic Brand Story on Tuesday, July 28. Business owners and starters can see more details and register for events below.
The Rebound Bham series of workshops and resources is developed and implemented by the following partners:
- Alabama Small Business Development Center
- Birmingham Business Alliance
- Birmingham Business Resource Center
- Birmingham Small Business Council
- City of Birmingham
- Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama – ¡HICA!
- Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union
- Lift Fund
- Operation Hope
Let’s be honest, Birmingham has a lot of cool shops. So much so that choosing an item on first visit might be a bit overwhelming. That’s why REV ask several small business owners about their top-selling items and what they like about them. Here’s what they had to say:
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