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Program for Investment in Micro Entrepreneurs (PRIME)

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P​rogram for Investment in Micro Entrepreneurs (PRIME) is funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under a federal grant. Alabama A&M University is one of the 58 non-profit organizations to receive funding for the PRIME Project. As stated by Karen Mills, SBA Administrator, "The SBA remains committed to helping small businesses start, grow and succeed, and PRIME is one of our many tools for doing this."


A 1997 study by the Urban Institute, a nonprofit policy research organization in Washington, DC., identified the following four major barriers to the creation and growth of minority firms:


  • Education and training

  • Financial Resources

  • Access to markets

  • Social connections


The PRIME Project offers a variety of training classes designed to address the preceding barriers and to assist entrepreneurs with succeeding in their respective business fields. In addition, we will offer technical assistance immediately following all workshops.


Contact us today for more information on how we can assist you with starting or enhancing a business.




​Contact Information

​James Bukenya, Ph.D.

Program Director


Eric Ohene-Nyako

Program Manager



Kim M. Vincent

Logistics Coordinator

P: 256.372.8667