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Atlas Alabama was designed to help business owners identify typical permits, licenses, certifications, etc. for given activities undertaken by businesses. This site offers a starting point for entrepreneurs and small business owners to locate the requirements, tips, news, and contact information that can help when opening or expanding a business.

How do I use this site?
Atlas Alabama wants to help you throughout the life of your business. We’ve curated resources for whatever stage your business may be in: planning, launching, managing, growing, and closing. Utilize the plan, launch, manage, and grow links on the homepage to access these extensive resources or find a short list of essential resources on the quick links page.

What is the Alabama Small Business Commission?

The Alabama Small Business Commission is an appointed group of state small/independent business owners responsible for advising government entities regarding legislation that affects small businesses. Learn more about the ASBC.

Why are local resources important?

Atlas Alabama is intended to be a starting point for entrepreneurs and small business owners when researching opening or expanding a business. Through the county and municipality directories, Atlas Alabama provides local resources in hopes of connecting entrepreneurs and small business owners with Small Business Development Centers, Taxpayer Service Centers, Business License Offices, and Chambers of Commerce in their area.

What types of resources can I access for my business?

You can access county and municipality resources, state and national resources, mandatory business requirements for all business, and industry-specific requirements according to your specific type of business.