The Small Business Resource Center

Business plan2The Downtown Branch of the library is home to the Small Business Resource Center, which offers a collection of books and other materials relevant to small businesses. The Center also offers a desktop computer with Microsoft Office 2013 and Adobe Creative Suite 6 software.

Small Business Resources

Alabama Small Business Development Center Network
The Alabama Small Business Development Center Network is a statewide, inter-institutional program to enhance economic growth in Alabama by providing management and technical assistance to small businesses.

Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce
The Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven action agency designed to meet community and economic development needs. It is a voluntary non-profit organization comprised of 1,000+ area business, professionals and individuals.

Dothan Downtown Redevelopment Authority
The Dothan Downtown Redevelopment Authority (DDRA) is a catalyst for the city’s redevelopment efforts, and exists to streamline the processes for private developers to build and remodel in the Dothan Downtown district.

Mixson Business Center
The Mixson Business Center (MBC) is a small business incubator located in Dothan.

SCORE
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

State of Alabama
The official website for the State of Alabama provides links to information on starting a business.

Troy University Small Business Development Center
The TROY Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is your one-stop shop for making your entrepreneurial dreams come true. Take advantage of free consulting in starting a business, developing business plans and marketing strategies, and more.

U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent agency of the federal government and exists to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

Wiregrass Policy Research Institute
The Wiregrass Policy Research Institute was created for the purpose of advancing the quality of life in Houston County and Southeast Alabama (The Wiregrass).  The WPRI was founded to deliver timely information to everyone who has an interest and stake in the future development of our community.

ConsumerAffairs Point-of-Sale System Reviews
ConsumerAffairs is the service to use for life’s important purchases. We provide expert resources and verified reviews to help you make smarter buying decisions. This link connects to ConsumerAffair’s reviews of Point-of-Sale systems for businesses of all sizes.

Online Learning and Materials

Alabama Small Business Development Center Online Training

SBA Learning Center

Small Business Publications from USA.gov
Government publications available in PDF format on topics such as Starting a Small Business, Patents and Copyrights, and Selling to the Government.