Small businesses are essential to creating vibrant, authentic places. REV helps entrepreneurs start, grow and sustain their businesses, and we focus especially on those with the goal to open brick-and-mortar locations.

REV’s Business Growth team offers workshops, one-on-one business consulting, business-proving opportunities and real estate assistance to help you, regardless of where you are on your journey. We also closely collaborate with more than 20 organizations that have even more expertise and resources to help Birmingham’s small businesses thrive.


Every small business is unique. The best way to figure out how REV (and/or our partners) can help you move forward is to schedule a 15-minute discovery call. We’ll talk about where you are now, where you want to go and how we can help you get there!

Biz Consulting

Biz Launch Checklist


In addition to continued coaching, pop-ups and street markets are great ways to test your model and grow your business in a real-world environment. We’ve created Woodlawn Street Market and Woodlawn Marketplace to provide approachable platforms for entrepreneurs to do just that.

Woodlawn Street Market

Woodlawn Marketplace


If you aspire to open a brick-and-mortar business, we’re here to help you understand what it takes and how to get there. Our team can break down the language and real costs of commercial real estate whether you are interested in leasing or buying. Let’s navigate your purchase/lease/build-out process together!

Street Market to Storefront

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  • The Big Pitch contestants: where are they now?

    Filed Under: Big Pitch, Front Page, Small Business, Uncategorized

    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!

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  • Woodlawn is thriving with new businesses!

    Filed Under: Front Page, Small Business, Uncategorized, Woodlawn

    We’re so excited to welcome yet another new business to the Woodlawn Community! Thrive Wellness Lounge is a plant-based health and wellness store in the heart of Woodlawn owned by Tish Fletcher (a veteran Woodlawn Street Market vendor – whoop whoop)! You can swing by and check out Woodlawn’s newest addition on Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. It’s always a good time to support a female, black-owned local business! We talked to Tish a little bit more about her journey to opening her very own brick and mortar store. Keep reading to learn more!

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Our team has squeezed 20 steps to launching your small business started into two pages for an easy and helpful download. Download it, absorb it, and let us know when you’re ready to talk!

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