Business Meeting

DOING BUSINESS IN

ALABAMA

WHO:

Minority Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Nonprofit Leaders Cohorts from the cities of Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, and strategic cities located throughout the Black Belt. 

Key Element of the DBIA Pilot Project Include:

  • Forensic Financial Analysis

  • Intensive Supportive Services and Technical Assistance

    • Finance Coach

    • Business Coach

    • Success Advocates

  • Legal Services 

  • Marketing and Communications Coach 

Doing Business in Alabama (DBIA)

Minority Business Training Pilot Project 

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Educational and Capacity Building Workshops for:

  • Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Nonprofits that are literally operating, but fundamentals such as Business Structure, EIN, State Registration, City/State/County Licenses as applicable, Bank Account, ect. are not complete. 

  • Established Business, Entrepreneurs, and/or Nonprofits
  • Existing Business, Entrepreneurs, and/or Nonprofits impacted by COVID-19
    • Closing and/or have closed
    • Those need to pivot (Service Based, Events & Logistics, Restaurants, etc.)
  • Nonprofits
  • Individuals that desire to start a small business or nonprofit

Happy Businessman

DBIA is a five (5) year project designed to provide technical assistance, mentorship, and support to 150 minority small business owners, entrepreneurs, and/or nonprofit leaders. 

 

DBIA has been created with the full focus of creating partnerships and programs that will enhance the financial and operational position of your business.  We have partnered with professional organizations to offer many resources that cover topics such as:

  • Business Formation/Structure

  • Business Scaling

  • Business Structure

  • Financial Reporting

  • Business and Personal Credit

  • Access to Capital

  • Legal

  • Social Media

  • Government/Corporate Contracts

  • How to pitch?

  • Marketing/Branding/PR

The next step in this process is for each participating business to complete a Forensic Analysis. 

 

This analysis is the first step towards helping our team of coaches develops a specific plan to assist you in reaching your business goals. 

The next step in this process is for each participating business to complete a Forensic Analysis. 

 

This analysis is the first step towards helping our team of coaches develops a specific plan to assist you in reaching your business goals.  

 

The list of required documents is attached and labeled “DBIA Document Checklist”. 

 

If you agree to this process please complete the Doing Business In Alabama Checklist by following the link below.  Upon completion of this form, you will receive a private link to upload the requested documents. 

   

Link: https://ignitealabama.force.com/s/dbia-application

 

Thank you for participating with DBIA.  We are very excited to work with each of you! 

 

If you have questions, please call (877) 717-0171 or send an email to info@igniteal.org.

 

3. ALL REQUESTED DOCS ARE DUE WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS.

4.  If you don't have any of the requested documentation, NO PROBLEM! Just submit what you have. 

  REVIEW AND COMPLETE REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS!  

DBIA SPONSOR LIST

W.K. Kellogg Foundation 

https://www.wkkf.org/

 

Alabama Power Foundation

https://powerofgood.com/

Alabama Small Business Development Center

http://asbdc.org/  

 

Coca Cola United

https://cocacolaunited.com/locations/birmingham/

Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

https://www.cfbham.org/

MiBella Wellness Center

https://mibellawellness.com/

 

Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation

https://mggoodrichfoundation.org/

Protective Life Foundation

https://www.protective.com/about-us/community-involvement

Regions Bank

https://www.regions.com/personal-banking 

Renasant Bank

https://www.renasantbank.com/ 

Wells Fargo

https://www.wellsfargo.com/ 

The Woodson Center

https://woodsoncenter.org/   

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