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
Unemployment rates in Alabama dropped again in September, but a business advocate says small business owners aren’t resting even as economic indicators improve. The unemployment rate has dropped from 6.9 ... Read More
MADISON, Alabama – The top small businesses in Madison were honored Thursday night during the Madison Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Awards celebration. Presented by Redstone Federal Credit Union, the ... Read More
Following the U.S. Department of Labor’s recent release of its Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Alabama Department of Labor, employers should not rest easy simply because they classify their ... Read More
Small Business Spotlight
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
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Downtown Huntsville, Inc. recently took home a Downtown Merit Award from the International Downtown Association for its work related to the Clinton Row Project, a small business retail incubator ... Read More