April 30th - May 6th

Event Schedule



Sidewalk Film Festival
Bizness + Brunch

Kickoff Birmingham Small Business Week with a networking brunch hosted by The Office of Business Diversity and Opportunity (OBDO).



Boutwell Auditorium
Resources You Need To Succeed
Join The Office of Business Diversity and Opportunity and other Birmingham City Resources to learn how the City of Birmingham can support you and your business needs.



Small Business, Big Opportunity
Minority-Owned Businesses this one is for you! Learn about getting certified and more.
Taco Tuesday
Networking Session

Meet and mingle with fellow business owners with Taco Tuesday! A taco bar and drinks will be provided and don’t forget to bring your business cards. This mixer is proudly sponsored by MAX Transit.

Negro Southern League Museum
Legacy Business League Launch Mixer
Join us on May 2nd as we celebrate the city’s legacy small businesses in a space where legacy and history meet, the Negro Southern League Museum! Food and drinks will be provided. Connect with alike entrepreneurs. This is a night you don’t want to miss!



Sloss Furnace
Being Bankable Panel Discussion

The session will be hosted by Valley Bank to learn how to be bankable, how to get investors, and how to get capital. There will also be a mentorship and networking opportunity.



Small Business, Big Impact
The City of Birmingham, Office of Business Diversity and Opportunity, is hosting a virtual event discussing Small Business, Big Impact with special guests Tameka Wren and Carlisha Harris to discuss Walker’s Legacy! LaRita South with SCORE and Jessica Moody with Create Birmingham will also be in attendance to talk about resources you need to know about! Join us!
Cahaba Brewing
B.Home Living Mixer

Join Birmingham Small Business Week and B.Home Living for a networking opportunity at Cahaba Brewing!

*First 50 guests will receive a free beer with a drink ticket!



Birmingham CrossPlex
Hanging with the Big League

The largest event of the week! Join us for an amazing panel discussion, breakout sessions, and more! It’s perfect for business owners in all stages of their business. Hear from expert entrepreneurs Natalie Madeira Cofield and LaTisha Scott on how to build your brand! We will end the day with a special networking cocktail hour where you can taste local samples of wine and alcohol. You don’t want to miss this event!



Southern Museum of Flight
The Big Biz Pitch Competition
Time to celebrate a successful Birmingham Small Business Week! We will host a pitch competition for participants to present their pitch to a panel using the resources and information received throughout the week focusing on being bankable.

The City of Birmingham Office of Business Diversity and Opportunity

We are the heartbeat of Birmingham’s innovation and economic opportunities. And we are committed to providing residents and business owners the tools and resources they need to build a successful life in Birmingham.  LEARN MORE→


Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity

Deputy Director 

Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity

Senior Program Manager

Office of Business Diversity and Opportunity
Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity

Small Business Relationship Coordinator

Office of Business Diversity and Opportunity
Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity