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Business Development Division

Small Business

In Alabama, small business owners and budding entrepreneurs alike will find effective solutions for your company needs. The state’s Department of Commerce provides small businesses with the knowledge and resources to succeed, from financial assistance to updates on regulatory issues.

Working alongside the Alabama Small Business Development Network, the group works to coordinate with the consortium’s 10 Small Business Development Centers at universities state-wide. The department also partners with Alabama Department of Economic & Community Affairs – State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) in addition to numerous groups throughout the state, all focused on the development of small businesses.

Welcome to Atlas Alabama

AtlasAlabama.gov is a free online resource for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Alabama to discover available state and local resources as well as to learn business basics for starting or growing your business. AtlasAlabama.gov works in partnership with the Alabama Small Business Commission (ASBC) to facilitate and promote small business development in Alabama.

Resource Providers

Alabama has a network of resource providers on the state, regional, and federal level. These organizations are equipped to provide the technical assistance, such as financing and networking opportunities, you need to nurture any small business. Consultation is a free service for all of these organizations. However, special training programs may have a fee associated with them.

Local Development Partners

Whether your business is large or small, Alabama has an extensive network of economic development organizations in place to help you find the information and resources you need to make your project successful. Working closely with their state partners, Alabama’s local economic development teams understand the complicated demands of the site selection and business development process. They offer years of experience to help make the process simpler.

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