America’s SBDC: National Impact Report
Local counselors, nationwide outreach. Driving Small Business Growth.
Country Gables Assisted Living, Mobile
SBA’s Alabama Small Business of the Year 2012
In the last three years, Robin Gregorius has designed, built, and maintained a New Orleans style assisted living facility in a rural area of Mobile County. Learn how she transformed $2300 into a successful business with help from the SBDC at the University of South Alabama.
Gilpin & Company, Birmingham
SBA’s Alabama Small Business Exporter of the Year 2011
This packaging company used an export working capital loan and assistance from the Alabama International Trade Center to double sales in worst three years of the economic recession. They’re exporting to over 40 countries now.
Fitness center off to a healthy start!
Tanya Hall has always dreamed of owning her own business. However, Hall was stuck and she needed help in making her dream a reality, so she turned to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the University of North Alabama.
Veteran-owned start-up uses SBA financing to grow, now employs 170 people.
This small company manufactures massively huge fans and equipment, and relied on export sales to help weather the economic downturn. The Alabama International Trade Center helped them with export credit insurance, financing options, and payment terms.
The SBDC at Troy University and AITC team up to help this organic flour company sprout new business.