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
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, recognized GBC International Bank of Los Angeles as the SBA 2016 Export Lender of the Year, and BanescoUSA, ... Read More
The estimate of women-owned firms in Alabama now stands at 153,000 according to a new report. And according to the sixth annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report those estimated 153,000 ... Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the Small Business Administration, released the annual Small Business Profiles. The user-friendly data-rich profiles capture vital information on ... Read More
Small Business Spotlight
Innovation PortAL – expected to build on the region’s manufacturing base, focusing on collaboration between local industry, innovative manufacturers, and regional entrepreneurs – was conceived, designed and developed by the ... Read More
Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, wants to recognize top innovation in the state. Do you know a company or individual that goes beyond the ... Read More
The software development training course Depot/U that started at Innovation Depot earlier this year has created a 10-member advisory board of current and former business executives from around Birmingham. The ... Read More
CLEVELAND, Alabama – In the workshops at Hornsby Steel, hulking machines bend and curve steel plates, pipes and rods to the exacting specifications of architects and builders. And it’s the ... Read More