What We Offer

VentureSouth is an innovative approach to investing in small business in Alabama.  We are a nonprofit.  Our mission is to help cultivate and nourish healthy local economies.

Our Revolving Loan Fund is created with growth in mind: the growth of your business, the growth of local job markets, and the growth of the greater Birmingham region. We work with entrepreneurs to help start or grow small businesses, and we use the interest paid on each new loan to expand the total amount we are able to loan.

We offer the people and businesses we work with a seed-to-fruit approach.  We are there when the business is just an idea, and we stay with it until it is full bloom.  We offer resources and technical assistance to make ideas into reality.


  • CREATE:  We assist both start-up and mid-life companies by helping them connect with the resources they need.  We don’t just want to help you start a business; we want to help you create and grow a business that is hardy and fruitful.  We have an extensive network of partners that have a vested interest in making businesses successful in Alabama.
  • INVEST:  We provide companies with financial options that meet their needs, and we provide technical assistance to help ensure long-lasting success.  From short-term cash flow needs to lines of credit or from small equipment purchases to mortgages for that new building, we are able to match financial solutions to ensure business growth.
  • GROW:  We continuously work our businesses to ensure success well after we have made our initial investment or lending of funds.  We provide business counseling and assist with identifying and cultivating the next steps in the business’s life.