Ten weeks, and you are ready to turn your ideas into actions. Learn the ins and outs of how to start your business with CO.STARTERS, a program that equips current and aspiring creative entrepreneurs with the necessary tools for success.

Get Started Workshop:

This fun and immediately useful, three-hour, hands-on workshop is designed to “kickstart” those who have a business idea or “jumpstart” those who would like to grow and expand their business through a new product and or service. Whether you’re just getting started, stuck on a particular issue, or in need of a refresher, this workshop will provide the fuel needed to get you moving.

CO.STARTERS Funds and Loan Program:

Three pools of funding have been developed, based on input from program participants, as part of a continuous spectrum of support for CO.STARTERS graduates: The Advisor Fund, The Marketplace Fund, and The Revolving Loan Program.


CO.SHOP and CO.WORK will support the next wave of creative entrepreneurs in downtown Birmingham and encourage further development of a vibrant city center. Both will offer space and opportunity, helping CO.STARTERS graduates expand their networks, grow their customer bases, and test their concepts and products within a structure of shared commitment and investment.

Film Birmingham:

We are thrilled to announce the launch of this exciting new initiative to support and grow the local film industry in partnership with the City of Birmingham! Film Birmingham is a one-stop shop for creators of film and media projects, showcasing the impressive diversity of locations and talent that our region has to offer.


We don’t mean to brag, but it’s a fact that Birmingham365 is the most comprehensive calendar of public events our city has to offer. Arts & culture of every variety, family-friendly fun, happy hour meet-ups, sporting and outdoor events, food-and-beverage activities? We’ve got it all. Whatever you’re interested in, we are too.

SpaceFinder Birmingham:

The process of finding the right space for creative work can be frustrating and inefficient. Meanwhile, venues and property owners have limited resources to spend finding new renters. We may just have the solution! SpaceFinder Birmingham is a free online marketplace for arts, design and creative-entrepreneur rental space.

Office Hours:

Create Birmingham’s Office Hours are offered the first and third Thursday of the month and give you an opportunity for meetings and consultations with our staff. Make an appointment with a staff member to ask questions and receive actionable tips and practical and professional advice in person.