Your One-Stop Shop

for Small Business Finance

One key to a successful business is having the proper resources in place to increase revenue. The BBRC provides training programs and financial assistance in the form of loans that will help small businesses grow and advance in practice and performance. On the web page, you will find information on how our nonprofit organization can help you, the entrepreneur, expand and manage your company. We look forward to working with you to help enhance your business endeavors.

Why Choose BBRC?

Why choose us? Because we choose you. Our goal is to provide everything that you need to have continued success in your business. Our seminars and workshops are designed to expand your capacity as an entrepreneur. We provide technical assistance, counseling, and coaching along with programs that will increase capital and grow your business. Our training in the advocacy programs gives you the heads up on what you need to succeed and stay steps ahead of your competitors. We also work with banks to help get you the money that you need for your company.


Call us today at 205.250.6380 to find out what we can do to assist you with your business needs, or come into our office located at The Innovation Depot, 1500 1st Ave. North, Unit 12/B106, Birmingham, AL 35203.

  • Promoting the civic welfare of Birmingham Citizens
  • Assisting Birmingham in its economic development efforts
  • Promoting and Assisting in the growth of small businesses by providing programs that help with the accessibility of capital
  • Helping the community by fostering increased employment opportunities through the expansion of business, industry, and economic development
  • Providing a convenient location for those looking for assistance in establishing, growing, or expanding small business enterprises
  • One-on-One business counseling
  • Workshops on relevant topics including but not limited to developing strategic business plans an understanding how to obtain financing and increasing familiarity with local lenders
  • Access to capital and loan pre-qualification
  • Access to corporate supplier diversity programs and other market opportunities
  • Providing more than $350 million in loans and creating more than 6,000 jobs since its beginning in 1996
  • Establishing the A.G. Gaston Economic Empowerment Conference in 2005
  • Extending BBRC programs and services across Alabama via the SBA 504 loan program and the Alabama Small Business Development Initiative
  • Creating a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and a Community Development Entity (CDE)
  • Becoming a Small Business Administration Micro-Lending Intermediary
  • Receiving the coveted EDGE Award from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and the Prime Grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • Participating in SBA’s Business Link Program


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