Building Sustainable Businesses in Alabama’s Small Towns

Friday, August 26, 2011, 11:00 a.m.
Rooster Hall, Demopolis
The Alabama Black Belt Heritage Area, Alabama Main Street Program, and First United Security Bank invite you to a workshop that will help community leaders and entrepreneurs in Alabama’s small towns understand the foundational components of building sustainable businesses and locate local resources that are available to assist with small business development.

This workshop features key note speaker, Trudy Phillips, a proven professional and community leader who has worked with Main Street programs to help small and start-up businesses grow into sustainable ventures. The program will conclude with a panel of local small business owners and representatives from small business development programs in the Black Belt.
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.: Registration
11:30 – 12:00 p.m.: Welcome! Main Street and Heritage Area Updates
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Keynote Speaker: Trudy Phillips “Building Sustainable Small Businesses in Alabama’s Small Towns”
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Small Business Development Panel
For more information, contact the Alabama Black Belt Heritage Area/Center for the Study of the Black Belt at 205.652.3828 or

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