Alabama Small Business Development Center Network (Alabama SBDC Network)

“We are pleased to be a part of the ACE program and team to assist small towns in Alabama. Small business plays a key role in a community’s economic vitality and the Alabama SBDC is a trusted and valuable resource for both existing small business and for new business start-ups. We look forward to serving as an ACE resource for Alabama towns.”

Michael Brooks, Associate Director

Alabama SBDC Network, The University of Alabama

Michael Brooks is the ACE representative for the Alabama Small Business Development Center Network. The Alabama SBDC Network provides management and technical assistance to existing and start-up businesses to help grow Alabama’s economy. It is a statewide resource organization that provides a variety of no-cost services for small businesses including market research, feasibility studies, industry and competitive analysis, and specialty assistance with capital access, government procurement, and international trade. Professional business advisors work confidentially with small businesses to identify needs and provide solutions. The SBDC is a partnership program between the U.S. Small Business Administration, nine higher education institutions, and the State of Alabama. To help small businesses succeed, the SBDC relies on a team of dedicated business advisors and leverages resources from its member universities. The Alabama SBDC is an accredited member of America’s SBDC, the national association of Small Business Development Centers.