Did you make New Year resolutions to start a new business or take your current one to the next level? Here’s your chance to keep that commitment. Friday, February 17 from 8:30AM-11:30AM, REV’s Business Growth team will kickoff our introductory business workshop — BIZ 1.0: Startup Essentials — for the new year. This interactive class is designed to help you flesh out the ideas and concepts currently in your head. And by the end of the session, you’ll leave with an understanding of what steps to take to move forward. Using 11 core business concepts, we’ll walk you through the business creation and idea validation process. Register HERE, and be sure to spread the word on social media!
Magic City Match is a program that transforms lives and opens doors for Black entrepreneurs and business owners. Led by REV Birmingham and powered by Prosper, this initiative aims to create opportunities for Black-owned businesses by matching them with brick-and-mortar spaces where they can thrive. After a successful pilot program in 2022, Magic City Match is back in action and ready to empower a new wave of entrepreneurs.
One of the most legendary and storied neighborhoods of Birmingham is Woodlawn. It is a community, anchored by one of the great public high schools of Birmingham, that has produced many citizens who contributed to the life of our city and has had an impact beyond the neighborhood itself. In a short post like this true justice cannot be done to the rich heritage and legacy of Woodlawn. However, we hope that this narrative brings together many of the diverse threads that make up the fabric of the community’s historic arc in a concise piece.
This month’s vendor spotlight highlights Easy Breezy, a local, low-waste shop founded by Brianna Deere. Dedicated to helping others reduce waste and providing inexpensive, non-toxic cleaning supplies, Brianna began selling to the public for the first time at the April 2023 Woodlawn Street Market.