Partnership brings free “Financing Your Small Business” seminar for locals

Published 8:55 am Thursday, June 22, 2023

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Greenville area entrepreneurs have an upcoming opportunity to gain information on building a business from the ground up.

The Butler County Commission for Economic Development (BCCED) and the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce (GACOC) are partnering in cooperation with the the University of Alabama, the Troy University Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) Network, and the Butler County Extension Service to host a free “Financing Your Small Business” seminar on June 27.

Leading the seminar will be local professionals and Alabama SBDC business advisors who are passionate about aiding others in bringing their businesses to life.

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Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tracy Salter, said the chamber is excited to be a part of this program and provide local entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn more about business start-up basics.

“We invite anyone that is interested in starting their own business to join us to learn about the essential steps required to successfully finance a business,” said Salter.

The seminar will highlight topics such as: lending basics, local commercial lending options, Butler County Commission for Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund, South Central Alabama Development Commission Revolving Loan Fund , Alabama Small Business Development Center Capital Access program and services, Small Business Administration (SBA) and USDA loan programs, Troy University SBDC program and services, and much more. The event will conclude with a Q&A session and a networking opportunity for those in attendance.

“The Chamber and BCCED recognize and appreciate the importance of a healthy small business community and the vital role they play in the economic development successes in Butler County”, said BCCED Director David Hutchison.

The seminar will take place on June 27 from 2 – 4:00 p.m. at the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, located in the historic downtown train depot at 1 Depot Square in Greenville.

Organizers are planning to accommodate 30 participants, and though walk-ins are welcome, advance registration is preferred.

Salter said she hopes the workshop will inspire new businesses to develop in Greenville and surrounding areas.

To reserve a space, please contact the chamber office at 382-3111, or register online at