Alaska Small Business Development Center

Empowering Alaska’s Veterans with Alaska SBDC Support

November 1, 2023

In the expanse of Alaska’s wilderness, a different kind of hero emerges – our veterans, who transition from military service to entrepreneurial pursuits, shaping not just their own destinies, but also the future of Alaska’s economy.

This November, we at Alaska SBDC proudly stand alongside these brave men and women, dedicated to providing them with the tools, resources, and support they need to flourish in the world of business.

Honoring Veterans: Catalysts of Economic Growth

Alaska’s economy thrives on innovation and diversity, two qualities abundantly found in our military veterans. With their strong leadership skills, discipline, and unwavering determination, veterans are uniquely poised to make significant contributions to the state’s economic landscape. By supporting veteran entrepreneurs, we are investing in the growth of local businesses, creating jobs, and fostering community development. These ventures are not just about profit; they are about building a legacy, creating opportunities, and ensuring a prosperous future for Alaska.

Alaska SBDC: Support for Veterans

At Alaska SBDC, we recognize the vital role veterans play in shaping our state’s economic future. Our dedicated team of experienced business advisors understands the challenges veterans face when transitioning to the civilian workforce and entrepreneurship. Here’s how we are ready to assist our heroes:

1. Tailored Business Guidance
Our business advisors provide personalized, one-on-one advising sessions tailored to meet the specific needs of veteran entrepreneurs. Whether it’s business planning, financial management, or marketing strategies, we offer expert guidance to help veterans navigate the complexities of entrepreneurship.

2. Access to Resources
Veterans have access to a wealth of resources, including funding opportunities, market research, and industry-specific knowledge. We help them tap into these resources, enabling them to make informed decisions and giving their businesses a competitive edge. Explore our workshops across a variety of topics and industries and enjoy NO-COST access for Military/Veterans. 

3. Mentorship and Networking
Through our mentorship programs and networking events, veterans can connect with successful entrepreneurs and industry experts. These connections are invaluable, providing mentorship, advice, and potential collaborations that can fuel business growth.

4. Ongoing Support
Entrepreneurship is a journey, and we are here for the long haul. Alaska SBDC offers continuous support, helping veterans adapt to market changes, overcome challenges, and scale their businesses sustainably.

A Shared Vision: Building a Stronger Alaska Together

In the heart of every veteran entrepreneur lies a vision – a vision not just for personal success, but for the prosperity of their communities and Alaska as a whole. By supporting our veterans, we are investing in this shared vision, fostering economic resilience, and building a stronger, more vibrant state for generations to come.

Partner Support & Resources

SBA: Veteran-Owned Businesses
America’s SBDC: Serving Veterans
Alaska APEX (formerly Alaska PTAC)
Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

This November, let’s celebrate our veterans and their entrepreneurial spirit. Together, we can empower our heroes to write the next chapter of Alaska’s economic success story. Join us in honoring their service and fueling the future of our great state!

To our veterans, thank you for your service.

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