Upcoming Workshops

Financial Planning Series: Application Preparation and Credit Score

Obtaining financing as a small business owner does not have to be difficult. Attend
this free workshop and learn key steps to follow when preparing your loan
application for a small business loan

• Credit History/Score
• Amount of Money Needed
• Profitability of Your Business
• What if Your Loan is Not Granted


April 23, 2014

10-12 pm

Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce

225 Church Street 

Huntsville, Al 35801

Guest Speaker:

Margaret Reithmaier

Assistance Vice President, BB&T



Federal Proposal Development Workshop

Participants will receive lecture/instruction followed by scenario-based training. Topics covered include:

1. Breaking down a solicitation
2. Developing a proposal preparation outline
3. Coordinating proposal sub-parts for completion
4. Writing the technical volume
5. Writing the past performance volume
6. Conducting the in-process review meetings
7. Completing the cost volume
8. Pulling the proposal together

The scenario-based training will provide participants an opportunity to experience the various steps and stages in developing a complete proposal. For purposes of the training, the background and qualifications of the fictitious company used will be relatively simplistic; however, all objectives in the proposal preparation process will be covered. Bring your laptop computer (not a requirement).


May 8, 2014

8:30 am- 1:00pm

University Center Exhibit Hall at the 

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Please find directions here (#7a on the map)

Guest Speaker: 

Jerry Ellison

AL PTAC State Program Manager


Please register here!

Practice Cash Flow Management: Managing King Cash Flow in a Small Enterprise

Cash is king can often be heard in small business offices. This seminar will include predicting (forecasting) cash-flow, using (managing) cash-flow, and increasing (learning) cash-flow.

Instruction on simple tools will be included for a hands-on experience. Participants are invited to bring a laptop to use during the seminar and they will receive the templates to adapt for their organizations.


May 22, 2014

10 am- 12 Noon

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Shelby Center for Science and Technology

Room 301 

Please click here for directions (#18 on map)


Fee: $20- please pay in person (Cash or Check only)


Guest Speaker:

Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson is the Director of the Center for Management and Economic Research at UAH. He has worked in and with large and small businesses in accounting and financial management capacities. Jeff holds an accounting degree from The University of Alabama and a MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.



For any questions or problems: Contact 256-824-6422 or email sbdc@uah.du


Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact

Small Business Development Center
301 Sparkman Drive
BAB 126-L
Huntsville, Alabama 35899