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
Creating Opportunity: Birmingham-Area Businesses Are Crafting Spaces That Enable Others to Fulfill Their Dreams
For nearly six years, Brett Forsyth and Brandon Watkins operated their printing business out of Forsyth’s basement while also working full-time jobs. When the owners of Yellowhammer Creative were approached ... Read More
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Any burgeoning technology community needs funding, all the funding it can get. In Birmingham, the majority of that research funding comes from various grants awarded by the National ... Read More
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A free tax workshop will be held next month to assist small business owners in the Huntsville area. The Alabama Department of Revenue will host a new business ... Read More
Small Business Spotlight
FITZPATRICK, Alabama — Peggy Sutton’s business may have started out as a hobby in this rural Alabama hamlet, but today her fast-growing To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co. sells its ... Read More
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Downtown Huntsville, Inc. recently took home a Downtown Merit Award from the International Downtown Association for its work related to the Clinton Row Project, a small business retail incubator ... Read More
When Dwayne and Emily Tharpe started Firehouse Gym in 2007, they had no idea it would become so popular so fast. The 24-hour gym, located at 1924 Wise Drive off ... Read More
PELHAM—The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce recognized recipients and nominees for the second annual Small Business of the Year Awards sponsored by Regions Bank during a June 25 luncheon ... Read More