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Geared towards entrepreneurs, artists, and nonprofits in the Greater Birmingham region that have been in business for at least 12 months, this professional assistance program will provide $3,000 worth of consultations for local ventures with experts recruited by Create Birmingham. Every participant will have an initial intake meeting with a Create Birmingham staff member. This will help you identify weaknesses in your venture or areas that may need better support. This process will also help us identify the consultants who can be most beneficial in moving you and your business or nonprofit forward.

Ten participants will be selected for each session. If selected, the participant pays a $25 commitment fee and signs a pledge agreeing to complete the required programs, show up for the intake, show up for the ten hours of consulting sessions, and provide feedback for reporting purposes.


The following eligibility requirements must be met in order to participate in the create consults program.

  • Open to both nonprofits and small businesses
  • Applicants should be at least 12 months into their venture
  • Must be located in the Greater Birmingham Region
  • Participants must be able to pay the $25 commitment fee
  • Complete the self-paced Create Foundations Sessions after being accepted.
    Assessing & Addressing You and Your Customer explores the ways your time, income, routines, etc. have changed. The Evolution of Your Customer & Product explores the problem you’re solving and the solution and benefit you provide. But At What Cost dives into your fixed and variable costs, new costs, and breakeven points.

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Applications open Wednesday, Feb 21
Applications close on March 20th
Consulting completed by June 15th

FALL 2024
Applications open Wednesday, August 7th
Applications Close on August 30th
Consulting completed by December 6th


Create Consults is made possible thanks to the generosity of The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.

If you would like to help support creative entrepreneurs through this process, please contact Imani Richardson, Development and Grants Specialist, at 205-458-1393.

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