City of Birmingham to Host 2022 Small Business Week Celebration « The Official Site for the City of Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham, AL – The City of Birmingham and the Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity (IEO) are organizing Birmingham Small Business Week from May 2-6, 2022. Participants can participate in various workshops hosted by entrepreneurs, business experts and ecosystem builders.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our city’s economy,” said Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin. “This event is not just a celebration of our small businesses, but also a way to give them the knowledge they need to thrive.”
Sessions include insights on growing revenue, building a sustainable business, leveraging digital content to grow buyers, and more. Small Business Week is also an opportunity for residents to support and patronize local small businesses. During this week, and beyond, people in Birmingham are encouraged to shop locally and then share photos of their products and wares on social media using the hashtag #bhamstrong.
“Ultimately, I hope Birmingham will be a destination of choice for small businesses, startups and companies looking to grow,” Woodfin said.
Small Business Week 2022 is free to the public, but seating is limited. Participants are encouraged to register for these virtual and in-person experiences at https://sbw2022.eventbrite.com. For more information, email [email protected]
Here is a calendar of events:
- Monday, May 2 (Virtual)
- Scale and Grow Revenue: Key financial and team-building strategies to scale and grow your business.
With the panelists:
Learn to discover key financial and team building strategies for growth.
- Tuesday, May 3 (Virtual)
- Building a Sustainable Business for the Future: How Human-Centered Customer Service and Community Building Helps You Grow Your Business and Your Revenue.
- Duquette Johnston, Team of Husband and Wife Musicians and Artists Duquette and Morgan Johnston opened Club Duquette
- Autumn Sanders, Founder and CEO of Quire Consulting
Get tools to build a growing community of loyal customers.
- Wednesday, May 4 (Virtual)
- Go digital: explore how to take your customer from browser to buyer
- Leslie Pierce, founder of e-commerce brand Urban Glory
- Rita Olds, founder of Rita Olds & Co.
- Jordan Hovater, founder of Embassy Social
Learn how to write the right message for your online business and leverage your content to move your customers from just browsing to buying.
- Thursday, May 5 (Virtual)
- Trust: how to effectively communicate your business for customers, capital and relationships.
Get real-world techniques to communicate and market your business with confidence.
- Thursday, May 5 (In person)
- Wealth & Wine: Wealth Creation, Abundance and Estate Planning.
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.
Join Birmingham Small Business Week and Dr Nicole Garner Scott with Isaac Cooper for Wealth & Wine, a series on wealth building, mindset and estate planning.
- Friday, May 6 (In person)
- The Future of Birmingham: Why Birmingham is the place to stay, start and keep your small business.
- Sloss Furnace, 20 32nd Street North
Learn to increase your understanding of the future of entrepreneurship in Birmingham and build your confidence in working with others within the entrepreneurial community. Expect to make meaningful connections, while engaging with other entrepreneurs who understand the value of community and functional collaboration.