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
All five of the startups competing in the Alabama Launchpad Startups Competition, including four from Birmingham, won a share of the $214,300 in funding. This is the first time in ... Read More
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A top economic development official in Baldwin County says proposed legislation to modernize incentives designed to attract large-scale employers isn’t revolutionary but will make Alabama more competitive. Over the last ... Read More
Small Business Spotlight
Small Business Development Centers – Get Help Starting and Growing Your Business from Your Local SBDC
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Susan Green’s personal service has helped her shop thrive, even as competition has increased. Two years ago, Susan Green heard news that could have doomed her store and cooking school, ... Read More