Starting a New Business

Starting A New Business

Office of the City Clerk
Revenue Division


When starting a new business, there are many factors to consider. The Alabama Department of Revenue has put together a booklet to help new business owners. You can access this booklet by going to Once that page loads, just click on "Starting a New Business" and a PDF file of the booklet will download. The Alabama Department of Revenue also offers classes across the State called Business Essentials for State Taxpayers or B.E.S.T. You can find the locations and times of these classes by going to and click on "Businesses" at the top of the page. Then scroll down and you will see B.E.S.T. Seminar on the left side of the page. Click on that and it will give you a schedule of locations, dates, and times.