Upcoming Workshops




Small Business Outreach Event w/ Bechtel National, Inc.


This event is free & open to businesses interested in future contracting opportunities with Bechtel National, Inc.

Bechtel's Small Business Program Manager, Lisa Tribuce-Leoung Tat, will present an overview of Bechtel's Small Business Program. Local small businesses are being sought for the following types services:

Specialty Fabrication (modeling, machining)
Printer/copier supplies & maintenance
General business / office supplies
Diesel/gas & lubricants
Machine shop (for overflow work)
Pest Control
Chemical (water treatment) services for cooling water systems
Specialty Tool and Equipment Rental
Uniform Services (supply and service/launder)
Thermoplastic line striping (roadways/parking lots)
Waste Oil/Fuel recycling
Grease trap services
Cell phone services
PPE  (Safety Shoes, eye glasses, gloves, etc.)
Locksmith Services
Crane and man-lift rental
Hazardous Waste disposal (Chem Lab)
Material Testing Services
Painting - Major exterior requirements
Carpeting / Tile / Other flooring - Replacement and Repair
Roofing Repairs / Replacement
Modular Furniture - Removal, Installation, & reinstallation
Package HVAC Replacement - Total Unit Removal / Replacement
Scrap Metal Recycling
Crane Maintenance/ Overhead Crane
Steam Plant Boiler Certification/ Inspection
Fuel and Water Tank Cleaning
Septic System Cleaning
Machine Shop Equipment Repair
Specialty Pump / Valve Repair
Elevator Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance
Drug Testing
Fencing / Scaffolding (temp)
Window/Carpet Cleaning


September 3, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


University of Alabama in Huntsville

Chan Auditorium 

301 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899

Please click here for directions (#14 on map)






Army SBIR Program

The Mission of the Army SBIR Program is designed to provide small, high-tech businesses the opportunity to propose innovative research and development solutions in response to critical Army needs. The Vision of the Army SBIR Program is to be the Army's premier source of innovative technology solutions, providing direct access to America's high-tech small business research and development community, enabling our Soldiers deployed around the world.

This presentation will be give by Buddy Thomas, AMRDEC Missile SBIR Program Co-Coordinator & Dawn Gratz AMRDEC SBIR/STTR/RIP Lead Program Coordinator. 




September 17, 2014

10:00  a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

University of Alabama in Huntsville

University Center, Exhibit Hall

301 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899

Please click here for directions (#7 on map)







 Government Cost Accounting Made Easy

The following topics will be discussed: DCAA Information for Contractors; Types of DCAA Audits; Basic Contract Types; Cost Accounting Terms for Government Contractors; Sample Government Contractor Chart of Accounts; Indirect Rate Calculations;  Decosimo Rate Allocation Sample; Estimating Rates when you don’t have Cost History; Common Unallowable Costs; Accounting System Descriptions for Proposals; and Decosimo Contact Information.



Wednesday, September 24, 2014 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



University Center, Exhibit Hall

University of Alabama in Huntsville

124 University Circle, Huntsville, AL 35816

Please find directions here


Registration Fee: This event is Free of charge!








 Understanding SBA Loans

 This presentation will be given by L D Ralph, Lead Lender Relations Specialist, SBA. If you’re planning to start a business or expand an existing business, you might need financing help. SBA participates in a number of loan programs designed for business owners who may have trouble qualifying for a traditional bank loan. What does SBA offer to small business owners? The programs are many and varied, and the qualifications for each are specific. SBA can help facilitate a loan for you with a third party lender, guarantee a bond, or help you find venture capital. Understanding how SBA works  is the first step towards receiving assistance. 

Registration fee is $20.00 (Please pay day of event) Cash or Check only please....



September 25, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.




7027 Old Madison Pike NW, Suite 108

Huntsville, AL 35806




L D Ralph, Lead Lender Relations Specialist, SBA















For any questions or problems: Contact 256-824-6422 or email

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

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