We Grow Businesses
The Alaska SBDC helps small businesses grow throughout Alaska via its expanding online resources and business management expertise.
Growing season is every day for Alaska SBDC clients, regardless of the region, the season, or the weather. With nearly 40 years of experience, we know what it takes to succeed in business, every step of the way, and our clients are reaping the benefits of Alaska SBDC expert assistance. Grow with us.
Your Business Resource
The Alaska SBDC provides resources, advice, and assistance that help small businesses grow and create measurable economic impact throughout Alaska. Assistance is provided by experienced business advisors and experts through on-site and/or online interactions or training, and at no cost to clients.
No other program offers the same reach, resources or opportunities to create an impact to businesses at every stage of development.
A Unique Business Development Service
The Alaska SBDC is a statewide program hosted by the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) through the Business Enterprise Institute (BEI). The Alaska SBDC helps small businesses grow throughout Alaska via its expanding online resources and business management expertise.
No other program offers the same reach, resources or opportunities to create an impact to businesses at every stage of development. With more than 35 years of experience, we know what it takes to succeed in business and our clients are reaping the benefits of Alaska SBDC expert assistance.
Certified Business Advisors
The Alaska SBDC is the only agency with certified business advisors. We are staffed by certified business advisors across the state who provide entrepreneurs and business owners with coaching, assistance, and tools/resources to aid in their success. Alaska SBDC services are private, individualized, and no-cost.
Our business advising team covers topics that include business planning, financial analysis and stability, marketing, accounting, cash flow projections, research, to name a few.
By working with clients on-site or through online/telephonic interactions and training, the Alaska SBDC works to serve the entire state.
Alaska SBDC History
The Small Business Development Center Program was initiated by the SBA in 1977. The Small Business Development Center Act of 1980, (PL 96-302), established this pilot project as a national program. Since its inception in October 1986, the Alaska SBDC has evolved into a network of statewide centers, including three additional specialized business assistance programs operating under the guidance of the State Director.
The Alaska SBDC staff is comprised of highly qualified, experienced business professionals, many with business ownership experience, and/or advanced degrees in business. All business advisors are certified through the Alaska SBDC’s Professional Certification program. This program offers the initial training minimums expected of all our business advisors, plus provides ongoing continuing professional education.
To celebrate, grow, and connect small business in Alaska through experienced business coaching and innovative programs.
How the Alaska SBDC Serves the State
The Alaska SBDC is federally funded, in part, by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), as well as with matching funds from the State of Alaska, and contributions from partner boroughs, cities, and other sponsors.
The Alaska SBDC is a statewide program hosted by the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) through the Business Enterprise Institute (BEI).