When you’re about to start a business in Alabama, you shouldn’t jump in head first with your idea. Instead, you should think about what you can do to have a leg up on the competition. While thousands of businesses in Alabama open each year, the chances that majority of these businesses will succeed long term is very slim (according to statistics).

Although there is no surefire guarantee for starting a successful business, knowing that you have solid resources that make your life easier will give you some leverage as compared to not being a savvy entrepreneur.

That said, in addition to your commitment and passion to succeed as an Alabama entrepreneur, here is a collection of the top Alabama-based resources to kickstart your business.