Start Your Business

If you are interested in starting your business or locating a business in Arab, we provide the necessary steps for you. We will identify partnerships and organizations that will help you prosper. Contact us at the Arab Chamber of Commerce today and allow us to assist you in starting or growing your business.

9 Steps to Starting Your Own Business

Step 1
Write a Business Plan
Step 2
Get Business Assistance and Training
Step 3
Choose a Business Location
Step 4
Finance Your Business
Step 5
Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business
Step 6
Register a Business Name
Step 7
Register for State and Local Taxes
Step 8
Obtain Business Licenses and Permits
Step 9
Understand Employer Responsibilities


Arab Chamber of Commerce
(256) 586-3138

City of Arab
(256) 586-3544

Alabama Department of Commerce
(800) 248-0033 

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
(334) 242-5100

Marshall County Revenue Commissioner
(256) 571-7743

Alabama Secretary of State
(334) 242-7200

Alabama Department of Revenue
(334) 242-1170

Small Business Administration - UAH
(256) 824-1000

Marshall County Economic Development Council
(256) 582-5100

Jacksonville State University
Center for Economic Development and Business Research