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
MONTGOMERY, April 16, 2014—The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation today announced the Alabama recipients of the 12th annual NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards, a scholarship program designed to reward and ... Read More
A Republican senator is questioning whether the Small Business Administration’s flagship loan program puts taxpayer money at risk without enough oversight. Earlier this month, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama wrote ... Read More
OK procrastinators, it’s go time. The official deadline for filing either returns or extensions for the 2014 tax season expires in less than 36 hours, and IRS spokesman Dan Boone ... Read More
Small Business Spotlight
Alabama State University graduate Vladimir Averett opened Heritage Barber Shop at 1334 Carter Hill Road across from ASU nearly 20 years ago with a goal in mind. He now owns ... Read More
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Harvey Nix, chief executive of a local medical technology firm, has been named Alabama’s Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Nix ... Read More
An Auburn-based company is one of eight Alabama companies to receive the Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards for excelling in international trade. Archangel Systems Inc., of Auburn, which develops, designs and ... Read More
Tool Maker Finds Capital With SBA Assistance: Margaret Hubbard never doubted that the company she started with her husband Robert fourteen years ago would be a success, but it was ... Read More