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Adopt-A-Business© is a small business advisory service provider. This program delivers low cost, high quality advisory services to Alabama small businesses that are located in specific zip codes in Birmingham (35218), Huntsville (35810), Montgomery (36108), and Mobile (36605), respectively.

The Adopt-A-Business© program provides direct services to small businesses in these selected coverage areas through a combination of diverse channels including face-to-face, videoconferencing, web chat, interactive webinars, and phone calls.

The services include Business Health Screening, Recommended Services Listing Agreement, Advisor-in-Residence Sessions, Business Report Card, Report of Results and Impact on the Business, and Research Studies.

Business advisory services are provided by business professionals having PhD and/or MBA credentials and across five priority capabilities: 

  • Financial Management

  • Talent Management

  • Business Process Management

  • Sales and Marketing

  • Technology Systems

The Program’s intended outcomes are:

  • Increased human capital availability in small businesses located in targeted communities

  • Improvement in five-year survival rate of small businesses in targeted communities.

  • Growth in number of small businesses in targeted communities.

  • Increase in the average growth of business revenues of small businesses in targeted communities. 

  • Improvement in business management areas identified and addressed in the business health screenings and recommended services agreements.

  • Effective interactions between business advisors and business owners.

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