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
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Brandon Kruse is already a bigger success than most 24-year-olds, but that’s not why people in Huntsville are watching him so closely. They’re watching because of what Kruse ... Read More
The Experian/Moody’s Analytics Small Business Credit Index (SBCI) for Q3 2014 reaches an all-time high for the quarter. “The most severe delinquencies are going down,” said Joel Prius, Experian’s senior ... Read More
Special Invitation from SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet: Shop Small This Small Business Saturday!
Dear Friend— Join me November 29th for Small Business Saturday, an opportunity to support and celebrate your neighborhood retailers and restaurants. More than two out of three Americans are now ... Read More
Small Business Spotlight
MADISON – Southern Construction & Design Inc. was an award winner at the 17th annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics, sponsored by Better Business Bureau of North Alabama Inc. The ... Read More
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - A sometimes wistful Phil Carey, president of the Huntsville Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology (HASBAT) looked back over two decades as the group celebrated 20+ years with ... Read More
The Birmingham Business Alliance named Dan Pahos, president of Home Instead Senior Care, as their 2014 Small Business Executive of the Year at last night’s Small Business Awards. The event ... Read More
Lindsay Bridges, Regional Manager with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Auburn University (AU), has been selected as the 2014 Alabama State Star for the Alabama SBDC Network. State Stars ... Read More