Build thriving local businesses.

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Program topics

Our programs walk entrepreneurs through 10 foundational topics.

Know yourself

Dig into what’s driving you and understand what it will take to achieve your dream.

Understand your customers

Pinpoint what your customer wants and how to adapt to their needs.

Business solutions & starting small

Test your solution by starting small and making adjustments as needed.

Getting, keeping, & growing customers

Build customer relationships through your messaging & marketing.

Revenue, pricing, & distribution

Figure out your logistics and how you’ll make money.

Legal & accounting

Understand the systems and structures you’ll need to support your business.

Financial modeling

Determine your costs and whether your business model is financially viable.

Funding & Raising Capital

Know your options for finding the funds you need to grow sustainably.

Growth plans & goal setting

Gain momentum and leave with a strategy for achieving your goals.


Reflect on your journey and celebrate your success. Your future starts now.


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Community Snapshot: Create Birmingham

Create Birmingham is the only local agency focused on Birmingham’s creative industries. They support workforce development, entrepreneurial ventures, and job growth in the nonprofit and commercial creative sectors.


Entrepreneurs Served


People of Color


Businesses Launched



Our Philosophy

Each of our programs is designed to align with three clear values.

Invest in individuals

Entrepreneurs are people, and we believe that people are what really matter. We focus on helping people achieve their personal and professional goals.

Community first

People thrive in community. Our programs are led by trusted local leaders, enabling entrepreneurs to learn from each other in a local context.

Keep it simple

We believe in making concepts and language easy to understand. This helps people focus on practical steps to move more quickly toward their goals.

Everything you need
in one program

Equip entrepreneurs to launch their business in 10 sessions with the Core program.

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Facilitated by local business leaders

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Built in Peer Support

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Adaptable to Local Context

Open the door for entrepreneurs in your community to thrive.

Through our programs, entrepreneurs will:

Develop & fine tune ideas

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable business and bring their idea to life.

Make progress faster & with confidence

Participants will develop skills to understand the market and focus on the most critical activities needed to move forward.

Receive real-time feedback

Participants will become a part of a community of peers, mentors, and business services that provide the accountability needed to accomplish their goals.

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Additional programs for every stage of community growth.

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