October Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

Fall is in full swing in Alaska with the air getting crisper, the days getting shorter and the bears putting on those last few pounds before their long winter sleep. Before I get to the business happenings around the state I wanted to give a shout out to bear 747 who was officially named Katmai … Continue reading "October Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director" More

BuyAlaska is Back!

A Note from the Executive Sponsor The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global economic recession unlike any in recent memory. It has negatively impacted all sectors and communities across the state almost without exception, forcing businesses to close or restrict operations severely. Alaska’s businesses and core industries of tourism, retail, service, and hospitality are particularly … Continue reading "BuyAlaska is Back!" More

SBA Alaska District Recognizes Local Lenders as Part of Annual National Small Business Week

As major supporters of the Alaska SBDC, we are proud to join the Small Business Administration (SBA) in congratulating and thanking Alaska’s Top Lenders for their commitment and service to Alaskan small businesses. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Alaska District Office announces the top lenders of the SBA Loan Program in Alaska during Fiscal … Continue reading "SBA Alaska District Recognizes Local Lenders as Part of Annual National Small Business Week" More

September Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

With the pandemic entering into its seventh month and winter fast approaching, we here at the Alaska SBDC thought it would be nice to focus on some positive news for a change. One of the many amazing things about living here in Alaska is that people have amazing resilience. When things get tough, Alaskans come … Continue reading "September Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director" More

Level Up Your Granola

When life throws you carrots, sometimes you make granola. Megan Militello, founder and owner of Elevated Oats, recently celebrated her one-year anniversary of manufacturing delicious, colorful granola flavors, like Coconut Carrot Creamsicle, which forefronts carrots as a main ingredient. Elevated Oats also makes the chewy favorite Not Banana Bread, Dark and Salty (for the chocolate … Continue reading "Level Up Your Granola" More

Choosing a NAICS Code for Your Small Business

Choosing a NAICS Code for Your Small Business (NAICS) stands for the North American Industry Classification System. The system is a multi-national attempt to classify enterprises by their intended economic activity. (LOB or LOW) stands for Line of Business or Line of Work. It refers to the first two digits of the NAICS code and … Continue reading "Choosing a NAICS Code for Your Small Business" More

Japan in Alaska

Alaska blueberry homemade marshmallows; matcha swiss roll with Alaska rhubarb mousse. Oishi Bakery in Fairbanks glistens with sugar and blooms with the loft of puff pastry. The bakery uses healthy, quality ingredients to create Japanese baked goods and entrees featuring Alaska ingredients. “Oishi” means delicious in Japanese and owner Shelly Jensen aims to uphold the … Continue reading "Japan in Alaska" More

AK CARES Open with New Eligibility Guidelines

NOW OPEN: Under the newly expanded eligibility guidelines, the State’s AK CARES grant program is accepting applications! You are now eligible to apply regardless of the amount of federal relief funding that you may have received, or if your business is considered your secondary income. If you were formerly ineligible, we encourage you to apply … Continue reading "AK CARES Open with New Eligibility Guidelines" More