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
Business is good at the Arsenal Place Accelerator. The business accelerator opened five months ago with a roster of one — Selma Good owner Robert Armstrong. Now the accelerator is ... Read More
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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A one-stop shop for small businesses to learn about upcoming Missile Defense Agency procurements is coming to downtown Huntsville for two days next week. MDA’s Office of Small ... Read More
Small Business Spotlight
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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
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