The Mitchell College of Business houses the Small Business Development Center. It is one of eleven Small Business Development Centers in Alabama. The Center offers business services to businesses in a six-county area of southwest Alabama. The SBDC offers free one-on-one counseling and conducts workshops that address the needs of the business community.
When researching privately-held companies, one will need to research competitors and the industry for additional information but we have a new reference title in the Library that will offer a good start.
In our Reference Book Section:
Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies (MCOB HG 4057.A28816 2011) - this reference has four sections: profile information and how to use; a listing section of the fastest-growing private companies; the actual company profile section (900 profiles) arranged alphabetically and the last section has three indexes. These indexes sorts the companies by industry group, the second by HQ location and the last index contain information on the executives.
Alabama Economic Outlook (MCOB Reference HC107.A2 A45 2007)
Alabama Economic Outlook, Forecast Tables (MCOB Reference HC107.A2 A452 2007)
Alabama Business Directory (MCOB Reference HF 5605.A37 A34)
Alabama Industrial Directory (MCOB Reference T 12.A42)
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Directory and Buyer's Guide (MCOB Reference HF 5068.M6)