Helping small businesses do big things.
In Alabama, small business owners and budding entrepreneurs alike will find effective solutions for any company need. 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.
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
ADP data show small businesses slowed down the pace of hiring in July, as the overall job market picked up steam. According to the latest ADP National Employment Report, small ... Read More
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The nearly 1-year-old Huntsville Open Tech Coffee (HOTCoffee) bi-weekly gathering is more than just a networking opportunity for Rocket City professionals. It is also breeding ideas for ... Read More
New ‘Bamawise’ Entrepreneurial Collective Promotes Alabama-Made Goods, Employs Workers From Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind
In today’s economy, most small business owners are doing all they can to make a good product and stay afloat—they simply don’t have the time or money to seek out ... Read More
Small Business Spotlight
When Dwayne and Emily Tharpe started Firehouse Gym in 2007, they had no idea it would become so popular so fast. The 24-hour gym, located at 1924 Wise Drive off ... Read More
PELHAM—The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce recognized recipients and nominees for the second annual Small Business of the Year Awards sponsored by Regions Bank during a June 25 luncheon ... Read More
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama– The U.S. Small Business Administration announced this morning the Women’s Business Center of North Alabama will manage its Huntsville Advanced Defense Technology Cluster Initiative. The WBCNA, which is ... Read More
Harvey Nix founded Proventix in 2007. His goal was to develop and produce an automated communication system to monitor and report hand hygiene compliance events, reinforce change at the point ... Read More