Confident Businesswoman

TOGETHER WE CAN

WELCOME TO

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IGNITE! is a holistic and supportive ecosystem designed to educate and bridge communication gaps between organizations, service providers, and minorities within the State of Alabama, especially African Americans and Female Business Owners.  

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Empowerment Summit 2021

Watch an on-demand replay of our No Business Left Behind free online conference for Alabama entrepreneurs and small businesses owners. 

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Magic City Match

A small business resiliency pilot program for Black Business owners in the City of Birmingham; helping them gain access to resources and capital.

WHY IGNITE!?

WE HELP YOU STAY INFORMED

We help business owners understand core business competencies while learning how to receive access to available capital.

WE HELP YOU STAY COMPETITIVE

We help business owners secure AND successfully execute contracts.

We also discuss and encourage business owners to explore STEM and other high growth industries.

NETWORKING 

OPPORTUNITIES

We make business owners aware of workforce development and career readiness opportunities.

We show business owners how to take advantage of these opportunities.

A MESSAGE
FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

32,000 NUMBER OF SUPPORTERS STATEWIDE

Torin Brazzle

TORIN DARLING

BRAZZLE

MEET

Executive Director

With a bachelor’s degree from Samford University, over 16 years of Executive Level Grants Management, 24 years of Resource & Partnership Development resulting in over $20 million dollars of funding and/or direct services to date, Program Development, Event Planning, and Project Management; Torin has a proven and dedicated career of promoting economic equality and advancement among disadvantaged populations throughout the State of Alabama.

 

Torin possesses creativity, passion, drive, and fortitude enabling her to continually lead a stellar team to develop and execute innovative programs and events that IGNITE! Alabama.

Visit the IGNITE! calendar to see upcoming events.

UPCOMING EVENTS

DID YOU CATCH THE

  IGNITE! 2021 NEWS CONFERENCE

Watch our first news conference of 2021

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WE HAVE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MEET THE

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ARLILLIAN KATE BUSHELON

Member at Large

Bushelon Funeral Home,
Manager

 

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BELINDA LYONS

Treasurer

UPS Store Hueytown,
Franchise Owner

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DR. MIA COWAN

Member at Large

MiBella Wellness Center,
Founder and Director 

 

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REGINALD D. SMITH

Member at Large

VP I Small Business Administration,
Regions Bank

Collaborating at Work

"Before Ignite Alabama, I only had a craft and an idea. Because of the tools that Ignite Alabama provided,I am now the owner of A & O Medical Billing LLC.

Ignite Alabama is what our community needs to helpbuild more minority-owned businesses done the right way."

Krishawn Ahmadou,

A & O Medical Billing, LLC

"The Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) is committed to the support of Small, Minority, and Disadvantaged Businesses in Birmingham. COVID has had a major impact on businesses of all sizes, and the Doing Business in Alabama Minority Business Training Pilot Project is needed. The project aligns well with the mission of our organization. This is an excellent opportunity to continue work in lockstep with talented service providers and resource partners, to help minority businesses to scale and grow in Birmingham."

Victor M. Brown

Vice President of Business Development,

Birmingham Business Alliance  

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IGNITE! Alabama does not, and shall not on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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