Training Proposals

The Mobile Area Chamber strives to provide quality training that meets the needs of our small business community. The Chamber’s Small Business Development department is soliciting high-caliber, experienced trainers to present a variety of topics. Presentations should specifically assist business owners and managers increase business skills to ensure their success today and in the future.


If you are willing to share your knowledge, expertise and experiences with others and want to be considered as a presenter for the Mobile Area Chamber review the application process below. The Small Business Development department accepts proposals throughout the year.


Complete the Online Form

About You

About the Training Session

You can also email Danette Richards

About the Training Session/Presentation

(all bullet points are required)

  • Topic/Title of proposed presentation
  • Describe the presentation that could be used in marketing materials (100 words)
  • Workshop outline (one page)
  • Learning objectives including why/how the topic is valuable, and of immediate use to the small business community (identify target market if niche topic)
  • Time needed for presentation, method of presentation and equipment needs
  • Include a brief bio or resume describing your qualifications as a subject matter expert and your training/ facilitation experience (one page)
  • Include the names and telephone numbers of two (2) previous clients

About the Speaker

  • Be a member in good standing with the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce*
  • Be an experienced trainer/facilitator and subject matter expert in proposed topic
  • If requested, be prepared to deliver a brief (10-15 minute) presentation to the Mobile Area Chamber Small Business Development vice president and director after the proposal has been reviewed
  • Be committed to delivering the training session on the agreed upon date, and posted in the training calendar
  • Provide contact information for business references that have participated in your training session(s)

Speaker Benefits

Presenters are recognized in The Business View magazine monthly calendar (value $265), in The Business View Weekly electronic newsletter (value $90), regular postcard emails to Chamber membership as well as targeted audiences.


There is no compensation for conducting training seminars. You will be asked to allow the Small Business Development department (SBD) to post your slides or handouts on the members only section of the Chamber’s website.

Selection Process

All proposals received will be reviewed by the SBD department staff and selected as needed. The staff will determine if the topic is one that has been deemed important to the small business community through formal and informal surveys, individual requests, staff member visits, breaking news, etc. If you have previously presented for the Chamber you may or may not be asked to attend an interview session. If you have not presented at a Mobile Area Chamber event, and the SBD staff wishes to conduct an interview, you will be contacted to schedule a short sample presentation.


Proposals may be submitted throughout the year, but are not guaranteed to be accepted for presentation at any time. Decisions will be made on an ongoing basis as the needs of the small business community are identified. Training events are scheduled at least 90 days out.


Topics of Interest

While all proposals will be reviewed and considered, the following are topics with priority consideration:

  • Business Ethics
  • Business/Economic Trends
  • Business Valuation
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Decision Making
  • Discipline and Termination
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance and Asset Protection
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet and Social Media Marketing
  • Invention
  • Leadership Skills
  • Negotiating
  • Organization Design
  • Performance Appraisals/Evaluations
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Sales and Closing the Sale
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Strategic Alliances/Partnerships
  • Strategic Planning
  • Take Your Company to the Next Level
  • Tax Law
  • Tax Strategies and Updates
  • Technology – Efficient and Effective Use