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 Alabama Department of Economic & Community Affairs - State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) 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
AL 14989 – SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Alabama Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Nov. Drought
ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and ... Read More
Don’t miss the chance to apply for Alabama Launchpad’s Startup Competition and a shot at winning a share of up to $250,000!
Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, is now accepting applications until Dec. 19 for startups to compete in its next round of “Shark Tank-style” competition that ... Read More
The U.S. Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative’s annual report named an Alabama bank among its largest lenders. Birmingham-headquartered ServisFirst Bank (NASDAQ: SFBS) was the program’s 12th largest lender with 35 ... Read More
Small Business Spotlight
Small businesses in Alabama are growing stronger every day, and Joe Grimes, a Business Advisor with the Alabama SBDC at Jacksonville State University (JSU), has contributed significantly to their success. ... Read More
Nine million businesses nationwide and growing – women entrepreneurs are leading the charge with starting and owning businesses across the United States. And while the trend is true nationally, the ... Read More
During any routine call for assistance to the Small Business Development Center at The University of West Alabama, we are confronted with the question of “how likely is it for ... Read More
The young aerospace entrepreneurs behind Huntsville startup RadioBro Corp. are prepping for the production roll-out of their flight test data-acquisition system as they continue to pursue business connections around the ... Read More