ASU's SBDC Celebrates Small Business Day & Offers Help Through its Center!

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ASU's Andrea Rogers Mosley, director of its SBDC.

ASU's Small Business Development Center Celebrates Small Business Day & Offers Help!

 By: Kenneth Mullinax/ASU

Alabama State University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC or Center) took the lead in the River Region in celebrating America's Small Business Day on March 17, with a number of events that were rolled into one virtual conference to help lift up those people and entities in the community affected by the ongoing pandemic. 

The virtual celebration and "Small Business Conference" provided small business participants with a myriad of useful information to help them adapt, innovate, survive and thrive during this pandemic period, according to Andrea Rogers Mosley, SBDC's director at ASU. 

"Our small businesses continue to play a central role in the building and recovery of our community and the nation's economy," Moseley said. "It is a known fact that when small businesses succeed, our economy succeeds." 


Moseley said ASU's Center participated in the national day of celebration and held several virtual events, providing invaluable lessons for Montgomery area entrepreneurs.

The sessions included such topics as "Pivoting Your Business Model to Survive the New Normal" which helped participants learn ways to adapt their business model during the COVID-19 pandemic with insight on how to survive and prosper.  The SBDC also offered end-of-year COVID-19 tax planning tips that were presented by Trevor Small of Simplified Management Products. During his session, Small sought to provide participants with insight into the legal structure, filing dates, and other end-of-year-tax tips. 

The virtual event also touched upon disaster planning with a segment led by Tai Aracen, a disaster preparedness and recovery strategies consultant. This event was complimented by a franchising segment presented by Jerry Bird of FranNet of Alabama and East Tennessee. 


Moseley stated that during these unprecedented times, it is important to provide small businesses with resources to help them survive. 

"The SBDC at Alabama State University has taken an active role in providing small businesses located in its service area with needed one-on-one professional advice and resources that are focused on recovery planning strategies," Moseley said.  

"This conference is just an outreach of the services and information offered at our Center at ASU, which are available to help small business owners retool and innovate, which will allow them to pivot and recover."   

For more information on how Alabama State University's Small Business Development Center may be helpful to you and your business, contact Andrea Rogers Mosley at or call 334-229-4138. 

News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.