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Questions about using Atlas Alabama? Please refer to the answers below for exploring all of the features of the website.

What is Atlas Alabama?

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.

What is the Alabama Small Business Commission?

The Alabama Small Business Commission is hereby created as an appointed group of state small/independent business owners responsible for advising governmental entities. The Commission will serve as an advisory body in formulating policies, encouraging innovation, and discussing issues critical to the economic growth of small/independent businesses and their interests in the State of Alabama. Furthermore, the Commission will promote policies to assist new business start-ups and expansion of existing businesses.

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. In providing a customized list of Local Resources for counties and municipalities, Atlas hopes to connect 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 local resources, state and national resources, mandatory business requirements for all business, industry specific requirements according to what type of business it is, and much more.

What are some of the capabilities of the updated Atlas Alabama website?

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