The Benefits of Investing in the BBA

 

 

Thank you for your interest in investing in the Birmingham Business Alliance.  As you can see, there are many valuable benefits that come with being an active investor in the BBA. But primarily, when you decide to join the BBA, your investment enables our region to have a strong and effective private sector business voice, particularly in the key areas of economic development and public policy.

OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
The BBA provides investors with the region’s best networking opportunities during our Business@Sunrise and Business@Sunset networking events, as well as investor-only meetings to update businesses on what is happening in the seven-county region to help our businesses grow. This is a great way for companies to develop strategic marketing plans and to meet other leaders interested in the well-being and growth of the Birmingham community.

BBA investors can take advantage of valuable prospect lists for their businesses through the ‘investors only’ pages of our website.

Investors have access to the BBA’s publications and business resources, as well as Birmingham Magazine and B-Metro Magazine.

EXPOSURE
Through sponsorships, companies can market to business and community leaders at specific events that reach the market investors are striving to reach. Opportunities are available to meet the speaker, address the audience and, most importantly, attach your corporate identity to an event. Events give a company the publicity and brand recognition needed in a positive and receptive environment with the one-on-one marketing aspects of the BBA events and seminars.
More than 3,000 individuals (including influential corporate leaders; mid-level managers; small business owners; entrepreneurs; young professionals; media personalities; educators and political figures) attend BBA events each year.

Investors receive year-round, 24-hour exposure through the BBA website, with investor companies listed in our online investor directory located on our website. Prospects can also view a map to investor businesses. Companies can post company press releases on the BBA website and in the weekly newsletter by submitting to lcooper@birminghambusinessalliance.com

ENGAGEMENT
BBA investors can engage with other investors and gain valuable insight through various councils, committees and entrepreneur roundtables:

African American Business Council
Governmental Affairs Committee
Small Business Committees
Women’s Business Council
Ambassador Program

The BBA also provides a market presentation, which is a comprehensive overview of the seven-county Birmingham region, including demographic trends, economic strengths and target sectors, quality of life amenities and media accolades. Use this valuable information to recruit new employees or to solicit additional investment in your own company.

Investors can promote discounts on a service or product by listing a coupon in the BBA’s investor discount section in the investors-only section.

The BBA processes certificates of origin for area manufacturers to export their products. The cost per certificate is $6 for members of the Birmingham Business Alliance and $12 for non-members. Please contact Niki Tarver at ntarver@birminghambusinessalliance.com or (205) 241-8112 for more information.

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