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
Alabama is among the states leading the nation in deploying funds through the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative. The SSBCI’s new quarterly report shows that ... Read More
Eight Alabama companies were recognized today for excellence in international trade by Gov. Robert Bentley during the Trade Excellence Awards in Montgomery. Coordinated by the state Department of Commerce and ... Read More
MOBILE, Alabama — The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce will host a series of international trade seminars aimed at companies who want to exports to foreign countries. The task can ... Read More
Small Business Spotlight
Tool Maker Finds Capital With SBA Assistance: Margaret Hubbard never doubted that the company she started with her husband Robert fourteen years ago would be a success, but it was ... Read More
BIRMINGHAM, AL – At at luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 8, Lucy Buffett, president and owner of LuLu’s and Lucy B. Goode in Gulf Shores was honored as the Alabama Retailer of ... Read More
Brainstorming to help fellow outdoorsmen enjoy creation or save a boat motor or even their fingers is what John B. Smith and his team does daily. And they are not ... Read More
LAWRENCE — University of Kansas Design Professor Lance Rake’s interests — first in bicycles, then in bamboo — have taken him all over the world. But his quest was not ... Read More