Before you look any further, it is important to consider what development stage your business is currently in.
Are you starting a business for the first time? The early stages of development can determine your profitability in the years to come. It is important that you work closely with the start-up mentor organization to increase your chances of success.
Depending on the type of business you won, your “new business’ stage may last anywhere from one to five years. Now your operations are underway and new resources may be needed, along with a network of professional to support your activities. If the organizations in this guide don’t have what you’re looking for, they will help you find additional resources.
Even the most experienced entrepreneurs must periodically take a fresh look at their business and make significant changes to meet the needs of the ever-changing market. There are local organizations listed in this guide that are ready and willing to help at this stage. Still not sure who to contact? Any of the organizations listed below will spend time helping you identify the resources you need. Your venture's success is important to our community’s future.
Servicing business is the top priority for the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County. We can set the foundation for you to grow your business with the following services:
Please check our events calendar and website for a current list of activities, benefits and services available at the Chamber. Also feel free to stop by our office, our doors are always open to you.
For more information, go to Small Business & Events page.
Small Business & Events Director
The mission of the Women's Business Center of North Alabama is to help women and men start and grow a business and generate economic growth for the region. This is accomplished by serving as the premier source for information and access to resources; facilitating their self-discovery and personal development; and providing a mentoring process to support, nurture and advocate the development of their business.
Our services include start-up assistance and nurturing, business coaching and training, access to financing, the Government Procurement Assistance Center, networking opportunities, referrals to other resources, and a ready-made network of contacts.
For more information, visit www.wbcna.org
Mission Statement: For both start-ups and existing small business, to be a catalyst and essential resource for successful growth and profitability through free business counseling and affordable business training.
Your Partner for Success: Our qualified staff provides professional assistance and direction to pre-venture businesses, small business owners, and managers.
Counselors can assist you in all stages of starting your own business including:
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Support Services ensure that disadvantaged business firms have the maximum opportunity to participate in federal, state, and city contracts.
It is a program administered by three USDOT operating administrations. They are the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. The program is implemented by the Alabama Department of Transportation.
DBE Supportive Services Alabama A&M
University School of Business, RM 113
P.O. Box 429, Normal, AL 35762
1-256-372-8667 or 1-800-393-4847 (toll free line)
Mission Statement: Our mission is to increase the number of successful technology-based companies in Huntsville-Madison County, Alabama. We help new entrepreneurs gain access to mentors, group experiences, training, shared space, professional assistance, and capital that will move them onto the fast track to success.
We are a not-for-profit business incubator in Huntsville, Ala. right across the street from UAHuntsville, with whom we have an alliance to incubate technology
Biz Tech provides:
For more information please visit www.biztech.org