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
U.S. small businesses stepped up hiring in August and more employers reported they could not find qualified workers for open positions, indicating the labor market was tightening. The National Federation ... Read More
Alabama is one of the fastest growing states for small business hiring, according to a new study by Intuit. The state was a leader in August for the Intuit Small ... Read More
The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced an award of $17.4 million for small businesses to expand their commercial efforts into other countries for the fiscal year 2015. In an ... Read More
Small Business Spotlight
Report: SSBCI Spurs $6.4 Billion in Private Sector Loans and Investments for Small Businesses, Creates Jobs
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) today released a new Annual Report detailing how the program continues to help small businesses grow and create ... Read More
PARIS — Twin brothers Mark and Eric Becnel built their first mini-satellite while attending the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Now 27, they operate a company that has developed communications radios ... Read More
The technology transfer offices of Alabama’s research universities increasingly use innovations to incubate homegrown startup companies. Gone is the image of the university as an ivory tower, that metaphoric turret ... Read More
The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced this year’s Small Business Person of the Year winners from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. ... Read More