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Alabama Small Business Development Center Network
Alabama SBDC at UWA

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Alabama SBDC at the University of West Alabama (UWA)
Mr. Donald Mills, Director
Guy Hunt Technical Complex, R122
Station 35
Livingston, AL 35470
205-652-3665
SBDC at the University of West Alabama

To speak with an SBDC Business Advisor at UWA, please complete our online client registration form.  Our one-on-one advising services are confidential and offered at no charge to Alabama’s entrepreneurs and small business owners, but we are required to collect basic demographic information for our funding partners.  All information is reported in aggregate form (# veteran-owned business, # women-owned businesses, etc.)

Alabama SBDC at the University of West Alabama

Your Local Small Business Experts:

Donald Mills Alabama SBDC at UWA
Center Director

Donald Mills

Sarah Rose Alabama SBDC at UWA
Business Advisor

Sarah Rose

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Project Coordinator

Sheena Turner

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Assistant Director – DBE Supportive Services

Shari Stoudemire

Center Director

Donald Mills

Donald brings more than 30 years of small business development and management/marketing experience to his current position. He has served as Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UWA since September of 2007. He worked with the Small Business Development Center at Alabama State University as Procurement Specialist from 1987 to 1995. Donald was appointed Chairman of the Alabama Black Belt Commission’s Small Business Committee by Governor Bob Riley in 2009 and continued to serve in that position after being reconfirmed by Governor Robert Bentley until 2017.

Education & Certifications:

  • Pursuing an MBA at the University of West Alabama
  • BS Degree Business Management, Alabama State University
  • Associates Degree Bishop State Community College
  • Economic Development Certification, The University of Oklahoma
  • Delta Regional Authority’s Leadership Institute Leadership program
  • Authentic Leadership Delta Regional Authority
  • Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Executive Education Program
Business Advisor

Sarah Rose

Project Coordinator

Sheena Turner

Assistant Director – DBE Supportive Services

Shari Stoudemire

Upcoming Events:

Secure File Upload

Registered clients that are working with one of our Business Advisors can use the form below to securely upload financial documents.  Never email sensitive financial documents. If you were referred by a lender, and are not already a client of the Alabama SBDC, please register here first.

Please ensure that all documents are properly labeled before uploading them.
For example, “ABC Manufacturing Balance Sheet 2020.pdf” is preferable to “Scan112233.pdf” or “Balance.pdf”

This is a secure upload, provided by Box. Box is ISO 27001 and ISO 27018 certified for its Information Security Management System and privacy protection as a PII processor, and has been granted an Authority to Operate and is listed on FedRAMP.gov as a FedRAMP compliant system at the moderate impact level. Box maintains a SOC 1 report based on the SSAE 18 standard, SOC 2 report based on the ISAE 3000 standard, and SOC 3 report based on TSP Section 100a from an independent third party.

Your data can only be accessed by the Capital Access Program. The CAP team will retain working files such as the global cash flow analysis in a secure system, and will delete personal financial information once the consulting engagement has concluded.

If this upload option does not work for you, please notify your Business Advisor.

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