Things to Know About the PPP This Week

From our friends at the Small Business Administration (SBA), here are the top four things that you need to know about the PPP this week: 1. There’s a new calculation for sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals. New PPP application forms are now available that allow Schedule C filers to use gross income rather than net income when calculating the PPP … Continue reading "Things to Know About the PPP This Week" More

MOA EO-19 “Make it a Safe Spring”

Beginning at 8:00 am on Monday, March 8, 2021, Municipality of Anchorage Emergency Order 19 will be put into effect. Here’s what you need to know: Individuals: Continue to limit unnecessary outings and maintain at least 6-feet distance from others. Face coverings and masks are still required in public per EO-13. Travel: Those traveling out … Continue reading "MOA EO-19 “Make it a Safe Spring”" More

Highlighting Surreel Saltwaters

Surreel Saltwaters: For All Your Halibut and Salmon Adventures Hope and Charlie Upicksoun and their daughter Avilu (their 10-year-old exuberant little captain) are experienced Alaskan Native deep-sea fishing guides out of Valdez. Avilu is a seasoned 3rd-year deckhand and motor operator when needed. Together, they specialize in small-group fishing for halibut, most salmon, and rockfish. Offering fun and memorable sightseeing … Continue reading "Highlighting Surreel Saltwaters" More

March is Export Month!

This March, we’re focusing on exporting and how the Alaska SBDC and the Small Business Administration (SBA) can help small business owners decide if exporting is right for them. Here you’ll find on-demand webinars, live events, and resources to help you determine if exporting is a part of your businesses’ future. Coming up: March 3 … Continue reading "March is Export Month!" More

Webinar Series: PPP Updates for Your Small Business

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has some key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which will be available for a limited amount of time to ensure America’s smallest businesses get exclusive access. If you are a small business owner with 20 employees or less or are self-employed; there is new information for you. Please … Continue reading "Webinar Series: PPP Updates for Your Small Business" More

Alaska SBDC and AEDC on PPP Changes

    A number of changes have been made to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) this week that the Alaska SBDC and Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) want Alaskans to be aware of. Here’s what is new with an outline of available resources: Mom and Pop Businesses Prioritized (Vea el comunicado de prensa en español … Continue reading "Alaska SBDC and AEDC on PPP Changes" More

‘Buy Alaska’ makes the case for local resiliency, growth (KCAW)

“Katie Ashbaugh took over [managing the Alaska Small Business Development Center’s] BuyAlaska Program at the start of the pandemic in 2020 to retool the project toward a new goal: To educate and encourage the public to shop from Alaskan-owned businesses first.” “Supporting small businesses also means that we are supporting our regional resiliency,” said Ashbaugh. … Continue reading "‘Buy Alaska’ makes the case for local resiliency, growth (KCAW)" More

Highlighting Three Wolves Den in Hoonah

The impact of the coronavirus has been felt on every level across the state this year. Coupled with facing business development challenges due to the rurality of the community of Hoonah located on Chichagof Island, Jacqueline, “Jackie” Dick remained committed to seeing her business dreams through. Despite every obstacle that stood in her way, Dick … Continue reading "Highlighting Three Wolves Den in Hoonah" More