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?
AtlasAlabama.gov is a free online resource for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Alabama. Start at AtlasAlabama.gov 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.
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
Three new companies opened up shop quietly in Mobile recently, signaling both the growth of the Port City’s engineering sector and a new approach to tenant recruitment at Mobile Aeroplex ... Read More
An Alabama State University leader who spent decades working to help the area’s small businesses died unexpectedly Wednesday after a short illness, the school said. Lorenza Patrick was the director ... Read More
MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Houston and surrounding counties are approved for disaster assistance in the form of low-interest rate loans from the U.S. Small Business ... Read More
Small Business Spotlight
The technology transfer offices of Alabama’s research universities increasingly use innovations to incubate homegrown startup companies. Gone is the image of the university as an ivory tower, that metaphoric turret ... Read More
The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced this year’s Small Business Person of the Year winners from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. ... Read More
Small Business Development Centers – Get Help Starting and Growing Your Business from Your Local SBDC
Need help getting your business off the ground? Baffled by the steps involved? Looking to break into new markets or take advantage of the latest in social, web and mobile ... Read More
What does ConcertCare CEO Tanveer Patel have in common with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma and hip-hop artist Jay Z? Today, all were named among the nation’s ... Read More