In Tune with Calhoun


Small Business Administration with Tom Todt

Ep. 31

Communications Director Ashlee Jones spoke with Tom Todt, District Director for the Small Business Association's Alabama District Office located in Birmingham about the current economic climate of our small business community, as well as its recovery post-2020.

Director Todt began his duties as District Director in June 2008. In his role as District Director, Mr. Todt oversees a professional staff of 10 in the delivery of SBA’s Financial Assistance, Entrepreneurial Development, Business Training, Government Contracting and other marketing and outreach programs throughout Alabama’s 67 counties. This delivery network includes 10 Small Business Development Centers, six SCORE chapters, three Women’s Business Centers, four Certified Development Companies and dozens of lending institutions. (Source:

Towards the end of our interview, Director Todt mentions a networking event commonly held by the SBA. The name of said event is Matchmaker, should you wish you look it up and participate in the future.

For more questions regarding the SBA and its services, please visit or contact Director Todt directly at