Apply to join the new City of Birmingham Small Business Council!

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Know an entrepreneur interested in joining the City of Birmingham’s new Small Business Council?

They should complete an application by Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

Applicants are required to upload a resume and two letters of recommendation. All questions should be sent to

The original deadline of January 11th has be extended to January 23rd.

What will the SBC do?

The SBC will provide critical support to the Mayor, IEO and the City through the following:

  1. Recommend actions, policies, and programs to facilitate and accelerate the City’s support of small businesses

  2. Advise the City on how to specifically increase and support women-, minority-, and disadvantaged business enterprises (W/M/DBEs)

  3. Serve as a critical thought partner for IEO to build supportive programming and policy for small businesses

  4. Establish “community support” for Administration policies and programs geared for small businesses and especially W/M/DBEs

  5. Act as an advocacy group (city and statewide) for small businesses and W/M/DBEs.

When will the SBC meet?

The SBC will meet quarterly. Sub-committees will meet as needed to address a set of issue areas and produce responsive recommendations/reports.

How long is an appointment?

Two years.