Special Programs and Activities
Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center at UNA is located in the College of Business and is a member of the Alabama SBDC Network—an accredited member of America’s SBDC. The SBDC at UNA has been offering free consulting and training services to current and prospective small business owners in the area since 1980. The Center assists entrepreneurs with all aspects of their business, including planning/growth strategies, capital access and government contracting. The SBDC maintains a business library of books, publications and videos at the Center available for use by the business community.
UNA Robert H. Steele Center for Professional Selling
The UNA Robert H. Steele Center for Professional Selling located in the College of Business provides an experiential learning environment for students. Degree plans include a Major Concentration in Professional Sales as part of the BBA in Professional Marketing as well as a Minor in Professional Sales and Certificate in Professional Selling that can be included in any degree plan offered at the university. Students participate in professional development, career planning, net-working, and competitions. The Sales Lab in Keller Hall is the hub of operations for the CPS and includes video recording rooms for role play assessments and video conference meetings. The Center also provides businesses with training opportunities for company specific content and internal educational programs.