Greater Birmingham Birmingham Small Business Development Center - Innovation Depot
Small Business Development Center

Do you want to start a business?
Is your business ready to grow, but needs some direction?
Need help finding the right source of financing?
Ready to start exporting?
Interested in selling to the government?

The Alabama SBDC Network provides no-cost confidential business counseling at 10 locations throughout the state, including a convenient location at the Innovation Depot on 1st Avenue North, in Birmingham's Entrepreneurial District.  The ASBDC has been at the Innovation Depot since 2007, and has been serving Greater Birmingham's small business community since 1981.

Walk-ins are welcome, but to make sure that you're able to meet with the best counselor for your business or industry, we suggest that you call for an appointment.  Security at the Innovation Depot is tight, and scheduled meetings are preferred.  If you haven't worked with one of our conselors before, please complete our registration form.  All SBDC services are confidential, and are provided at no charge to small businesses in Alabama.

The Innovation Depot, 2011 NBIA Tech Incubator of the Year, has excellent meeting space and ample parking.  It is a short walk or drive from Birmingham's downtown business district, and provides easy access for business owners in surrounding communities, from Montevallo to Mountain Brook, Warrior to Calera, from Bessemer to Trussville, Hoover to Homewood, and everywhere in between. 

1500 1st Ave North, Birmingham, AL 35203
Tel: 877-825-7232







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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S Small Business Administration.

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SBDC programs are open to the public and all services are provided on a  nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin.  
Accommodations are made for individuals with disabilities.   Accredited member of the Association of Small Business Development Centers.