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CitySource Opportunities Forum, Aug 19, 2021


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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

November 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 

Are you looking for funding and contracting opportunities in Birmingham and beyond for your business? The Birmingham Business Resource Center (BBRC) is connecting you directly to the source – at CitySource!

Join the Birmingham Business Resource Center on Thursday, November 18, for information and updates on contracting and funding opportunities for your business in Birmingham and beyond. Also, we are excited to introduce you to Bridge built by Citi, a new initiative to help small businesses and more. Learn about Citi’s commitment to inclusive growth and expanding access to financial services for underserved market segments, including local business owners and entrepreneurs in Birmingham.

You don’t want to miss this CitySource Opportunities Forum moderated by Bob Dickerson, Executive Director at the Birmingham Business Resource Center (BBRC). Register Today!

Tuesdays, November 2 – December 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm 

GoDaddy and TruFund Financial Services, Inc. have teamed up to provide a premium digital marketing curriculum and expert support and services to business owners around the United States. This 5-week technical assistance program equips entrepreneurs in underserved communities with training, tools, and a network of similar businesses to help them establish and improve an effective digital presence.

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