The Atlas Alabama website is designed to help business owners identify typical permits, licenses, certifications, etc. for given activities undertaken by businesses. Atlas Alabama features a wizard that allows prospective small business owners to enter information about their business and get results based on the answers that are entered. Information about City, State, and Federal resources, as well as other useful resources for businesses and entrepreneurs are included throughout the site.
Atlas Alabama was created by the Alabama Small Business Commission, an appointed group of small/independent business owners in Alabama that is 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.
The Alabama SBDC Network, and its specialty programs in procurement (PTAC) and international trade (AITC), are one of the many resources featured on the site. All SBDC business advisors have been trained on how the Atlas Alabama website functions, and are prepared to assist the State’s small business community by providing confidential, no-cost, one-on-one business advising and technical assistance. If you are a current or prospective small business owner that is interested in the typical permits, licenses, certifications, and other regulations that impact small businesses in Alabama, please register online to talk with a professionl business advisor from the Alabama SBDC Network.