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
WASHINGTON – U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet today announced the SBA’s support of four new Regional Innovation Clusters, adding to its portfolio of high-performing regional innovation networks across ... Read More
Running a business is a fulfilling endeavor, but it often leaves very little room for self-development and on-the-job training. In fact, finding the time to develop and hone your business ... Read More
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Five promising Alabama startups will split $250,000 in Alabama Launchpad funding after impressing judges in a “Shark Tank”-style contest staged this week by the Economic Development Partnership ... Read More
Small Business Spotlight
UNION GROVE, Ala. (WAAY) - A Marshall County small business is being recognized as one of the fastest growing businesses in the country. A Union Grove pet store was ranked ... Read More
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