Normal Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Job Summary: The Business Consultant provides the services of research, counseling, and training to small business clients.
Additional Department Summary: The Business Consultant serves as a professional counselor for the Alabama Small Business Development Center network by providing management and technical assistance to small business clients in Alabama with a focus on services and solutions for access to capital.
The Business Consultant serves as a professional counselor by providing services for research, counseling, and training to help small businesses with access to capital. The position assesses customer needs and responds in a variety of ways to create effective solutions for the client to create economic impact. The Business Consultant provides specialized assistance for debt and equity financing, credit analysis, cash flow projections, and the preparation of financing proposals.The position makes direct visits to client companies and resource network partners and assists in conducting training programs on financing for the SBDC Network.
Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of experience in small business development or financing or lending related industry; OR Master's degree and a minimum of one year of experience in small business development or financing or lending related industry. Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated understanding of small business planning and operations.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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