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Welcome to the
Alabama Small Business Development Initiative

The Alabama Small Business Development Initiative (ASBDI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that acts as an intermediary for small businesses by providing both technical as well as financial assistance. ASBDI achieves this by developing and presenting a full schedule of financial and technical assistance workshops and seminars. Also, ASBDI offers one-on-one counseling to support small business owners at no cost to the participant. This is a valuable service which benefits both entrepreneurs planning to start a new venture as well as existing small business owners that want to expand and improve their business operations.
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what we do

our mission


ASBDI sponsors programs that provide training and technical assistance to entrepreneurs that help them succeed while attracting more options for conventional financing.

Capital Resources

Part of technical assistance and counseling consists of linking business owners with capital resources. ASBDI provides seminars to entrepreneurs which will help to get them ready for a healthy banking relationship.


The ASBDI achieves its mission by partnering with employers, the U.S. Small Business Administration and private financial institutions to provide financial resources to low to moderate income (LMI) communities.


Meet our
Board of Directors

  • LeDon Jones Senior Vice President – Director of Community Development & Retail Banking, National Bank of Commerce
  • Richard Busby Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Avadian Credit Union
  • Lisa D. Cooper
  • Melodi Morrissette Supplier Diversity Director, PNC Bank
  • Janine Smith Of Counsel, Global Business Advisors, LLC
  • Rashada LeRoy President and CEO, LRY Media Group
  • Dr. Michael W. Wesley, Sr. Executive Director, MW Wesley Ministries
  • Rod Jones Community Services Outreach Coordinator, AIDT
  • Selena Rodgers Dickerson President / Managing Member, SARCOR, LLC
  • Mary Ellen Judah Executive Director, Neighborhood Concepts, Inc.
  • Keith Cromwell Executive Director, Red Mountain Theatre Company
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upcoming events

May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

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  • Incorporate life-cycle issues into your management planning.
  • Decide the best option for them to exit your business.
  • Prepare for retirement.

Money Smart is an FDIC financial education program. BBRC is a Money Smart Alliance Member.

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May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

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Distinguish the myths and realities of small business owners and start a self-assessment to determine your readiness to become a business owner.

Money Smart is an FDIC financial education program. BBRC is a Money Smart Alliance Member.

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April 18, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Predict your businesses’ federal, state, and local tax liabilities.
  • Prepare for tax obligations and establish proper accounts.
  • Obtain the proper licenses for your business and meet reporting requirements.
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