Start Your Own 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