From ideation to exit, Alabama’s entrepreneurs and small business owners trust the Alabama SBDC Network for expert advice. We’re guided by a vision of growing Alabama’s economy by empowering and assisting Alabama’s robust small business community.

COVID Disaster Assistance

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) SBA Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) AL Revive & Revive Plus Grants Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Restaurant Relief Fund (RRF)

Webinars & Training

Local events hosted by our small business experts can help you quickly learn to get your business on the road to success.
In-person and online options available statewide.

Connect with a Business Advisor

No charge for confidential one-on-one assistance from a trusted SBDC Business Advisor.

Complete our online registration form to get started.

Start Your Business

Starting a Business in Alabama is easy with the Alabama SBDC. Our business advisors can help you to explore the possibilities, and start you on the best path forward. Our workshops provide the foundation for a sound plan to start your business.

Grow Your Business

Our seasoned advisors can analyze your business & help you develop strategies for growth: a good business plan, financial analysis, and a marketing plan that’s on target. Short, practical seminars help you strengthen your business skills.


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Plus: Newsletter Archive.

Fund Your Business

Questions about loans? Looking for grants? We can help you identify sources of financing and develop a financing proposal, whether you’re just starting, or ready to grow. We can help with traditional and innovative solutions.

Global Trade

Not sure if you’re ready to export? Already exporting to 40 countries? Looking for global suppliers? Either way, the trade specialists at the Alabama International Trade Center are ready to help. Get started and Go Global!

Sell to the Government

Identify new government opportunities or get assistance with bid document preparation. Our expert technical assistance will guide you through the challenge of procurement contracting. Sign up for our free Bid-Matching service!

Client Testimonials

Covering All 67 Counties

Rural Small Business Clients
FY20 51%
Women-Owned Small Business Clients
FY20 40%
Minority-Owned Small Business Clients
FY20 36%
Veteran-Owned Small business Clients
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