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REV Launches New Small Business Development Series This March

BIZ 1.0: Entrepreneur Essentials to Better Equip Birmingham Entrepreneurs for Success

REV Birmingham will launch a new small business development workshop series called Biz 1.0: Entrepreneur Essentials in March 2014 at SocialVenture.  The launch coincides with the recent unveil of REV-BIZ – the economic development agency’s rebooted business growth program for Birmingham entrepreneurs and small businesses.


“Throughout the past year, REV has been listening to Birmingham’s small business owners and entrepreneurs. We’ve been asking them what their biggest challenges are and we’ve identified ways we can better help them overcome those challenges,” said REV Business Growth Manager Laura Kate Whitney. “Birmingham’s small business owners are the heartbeat of this community and ultimately the key to boosting our local economy. 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.”


Through four, in-depth workshop sessions, BIZ 1.0 aims to better equip business owners and entrepreneurs with the fundamental tools required to grow and sustain more successful businesses in the City of Birmingham.


BIZ 1.0 will be offered regularly throughout the year, so attendees can jump in at any time. March workshop sessions will take place every Friday in March, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. at SocialVenture in Woodlawn.


The BIZ 1.0: Entrepreneur Essentials workshop cycle will include:
-Developing Your Business Model | March 7
-Financial Intelligence | March 14
-Building Your Business Structure + Operations  | March 21
-Branding + Marketing + Advertising| March 28


In addition to dynamic teaching sessions, attendees will also gain access to invaluable networking opportunities and interaction with the REV-BIZ team. The REV-BIZ team consists of both REV staffers and volunteer experts equipped to help business owners and entrepreneurs hone business plans, obtain financing and/or incentives, provide guidance through the City’s Design Review and other regulating processes, and support a search for commercial property – all of which are aimed at building more profitable and sustainable businesses in Birmingham.


Visit revbizmarch.eventbrite.com to register for the March series.

For more information about REV BIZ 1.0: Entrepreneur Essentials or REV-BIZ, contact REV Birmingham’s Business Growth Manager Laura Kate Whitney at LK@revbirmingham.org (or Urban Food Project Manager Taylor Clark at TClark@revbirmingham.org  if you have a food-related business concept).

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