Helping small businesses do big things.
In Alabama, small business owners and budding entrepreneurs alike will find effective solutions for any company needs. Our Department of Commerce provides small businesses with the knowledge and resources to succeed, from financial assistance to 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 ADECA’s Office of Minority Business Enterprise in addition to numerous groups throughout the state, all focused on the development of small businesses.
What is Atlas Alabama?
Atlas Alabama was designed to help business owners identify typical permits, licenses, certifications, etc. for given activities undertaken by businesses. The site offers a fully functioning wizard that allows users to enter information about their business and get results based on the answers that are entered. Information about City, State, and Federal resources, as well as other useful resources for businesses and entrepreneurs are included throughout the site.
These organizations are equipped to provide the technical assistance 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.
Small Business News
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Two faculty members from the University of Alabama in Huntsville were recently part of a one-week biotechnology entrepreneurship course for European college students at the University of Tuscia ... Read More
The way to get Alabama back to work is to think small. That was the message Tuesday at a summit focused on the vast number of enterprises with five or ... Read More
MOBILE, Alabama - Mobile area residents considering opening a new business could pick up a few tips Nov. 13, courtesy of the Alabama Department of Revenue. The free New Business Workshop ... Read More
Small Business Spotlight
The Birmingham Business Alliance named Dan Pahos, president of Home Instead Senior Care, as their 2014 Small Business Executive of the Year at last night’s Small Business Awards. The event ... Read More
Lindsay Bridges, Regional Manager with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Auburn University (AU), has been selected as the 2014 Alabama State Star for the Alabama SBDC Network. State Stars ... Read More
UNION GROVE, Ala. (WAAY) - A Marshall County small business is being recognized as one of the fastest growing businesses in the country. A Union Grove pet store was ranked ... Read More
FITZPATRICK, Alabama — Peggy Sutton’s business may have started out as a hobby in this rural Alabama hamlet, but today her fast-growing To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co. sells its ... Read More