The Birmingham Business Alliance has chosen 21 small businesses for its Supplier Scale program, which will prepare those companies to do business with some of the region’s largest employers.
Supplier Scale, a part of the Alliance’s Small Business Advisory Services, has a goal of advancing women- and minority-owned businesses in Birmingham.
“This first cohort for Supplier Scale is full of amazing small businesses that are proactively seeking ways to do business with other companies and to grow from this experience,” said Ron Kitchens, CEO of the Alliance. “This cohort and future cohorts will be integral in driving job growth and prosperity in their communities.”
Jay Spratling, founder and CEO of Corporate Facilities Management in Birmingham, will be the instructor for the cohort, using curriculum from Interise, a small business development organization.
Companies and owners who are part of the first cohort are:
3G Chemical Solutions LLC, Aleia Shipman
Auto Tread Inc., Carl Colvin
Birmingham Health, Dr. Alex Casey
Blueroot, Jennifer Senske Ryan
C&J Lawn LLC, Tanesha Howard
College Prep U, Jay Johnson
Complete 3 Tech Solutions LLC, Christopher White
Electrical Maintenance & Troubleshooting LLC, Lensey King Jr.
Global Team Starring LLC, Greg Minard
Life Touch Massage LLC, Lemar Storey
LVL Up Logistics LLC, Olu Aladebumoye
MPA Financials, Cicely Jones
Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn Co., Clem Summers
Never Go Broke Inc., Tae Lee
Profreshional Creations LLC, Courtney Woods
Rebirth Marketing & Consulting, Rashida Reese
Sarcor LLC, Selena Rogers Dickerson
Slade Land Use, Environmental and Transportation Planning, L’Tryce Slade
Smith and Associates Enterprise Inc., Joe Smith
Spiffy Designs, Barbara Cooney
Weelth Inc./TaxxWiz, Tevin Harrell