Room to Roam: The Roaming Root Feeds Fairbanks

Earlier this year, Erica Moeller celebrated the opening weekend of her rolling market, The Roaming Root: a made-in-Alaska-goods-and-Alaska-grown-produce-packed 1976 bus. Just two weekends later, the COVID-19 murmur became a pandemic, forcing Moeller to evaluate the next right thing for her business and community. Like so many business owners across the state, she grappled with the … Continue reading "Room to Roam: The Roaming Root Feeds Fairbanks" More

SBA Tools for Small Business Exporters & Global Supply Chains

SBA Tools for Small Business Exporters & Global Supply Chains June 30, 2020- 3:00pm EST (11:00 am AKST) Do you sell overseas or are you part of a global supply chain?  Is your company ready to take advantage of the growing opportunities that a re-opening global market can provide? The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) … Continue reading "SBA Tools for Small Business Exporters & Global Supply Chains" More

June 30 is Last Day SBA Can Approve PPP Loan Applications

One Week Left to Access More Than $128 Billion in Available Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Funds *As of June 20, the SBA has approved more than 4.6 million PPP loans valued at nearly $515 billion. For Alaska, that is 10,523 loans for $1.2 billion There is one week left for small businesses, nonprofits, independent contractors, … Continue reading "June 30 is Last Day SBA Can Approve PPP Loan Applications" More

Salmon Sisters Keep Their Sea Legs Amid Pandemic Swells

Over the years, you’ve likely heard about sisters and fishermen Emma Teal Laukitis and Claire Neaton and their family’s passion for the sea. Salmon Sisters is committed to sustainable fishing practices and ethical, intentional partnerships. They donate one percent of profits to the Food Bank of Alaska and partner with organizations working to protect marine … Continue reading "Salmon Sisters Keep Their Sea Legs Amid Pandemic Swells" More

SBA Alaska District Announces Changes to Local Leadership

New Acting Director and Deputy District Director Start in June  ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Alaska District Office announces several changes to its local leadership.  Effective this month, John D. Veal, Jr. is the acting district director and Jeff Salzer is the deputy district director for the SBA Alaska District. A permanent district director will be announced this summer.   Nancy Porzio, who has served as the district director for … Continue reading "SBA Alaska District Announces Changes to Local Leadership" More

SBA & Treasury Announce New EZ/Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the PPP

WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020.  In addition to revising the full forgiveness application, SBA also published a new … Continue reading "SBA & Treasury Announce New EZ/Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the PPP" More

June Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

The last two weeks have seen a number of new developments for small businesses across Alaska. On June 1st the state launched its Alaska Cares grant program in partnership with Credit Union 1 to provide $5,000 – $100,000 grants to Alaskan businesses that haven’t received any funding from the federal CARES Act business programs. The Alaska … Continue reading "June Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director" More

EIDL Application Open to All Eligible Small Businesses & Non-Profits

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA’s) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Emergency Advance Program are now open to ALL eligible small businesses and non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are here to help you apply with confidence; to work with an Alaska SBDC advisor, register at https://aksbdc.org/business-counseling/ View our EIDL application tutorial at … Continue reading "EIDL Application Open to All Eligible Small Businesses & Non-Profits" More