Newest Client Profile: Kenai Peninsula Massage Therapy

At Soldotna’s newest small business, you’re encouraged to put your phone on silent and immerse yourself in luxury and relaxation. Kenai Peninsula Massage Therapy (KPMT) offers premium relaxation, calmness, and stress relief. Their treatments focus on restoring your ability to function free of pain and restriction. Along with a wide range of restorative massage therapies, … Continue reading "Newest Client Profile: Kenai Peninsula Massage Therapy" More

Check out our newest Client Profile: Raindbird Media!

Born and raised in Ketchikan with significant small business experience under his belt, Jacob Hasty and his co-owner Tyler Dexter, took their complementary interests, experiences,  and talents in photography and video production to successfully launch Rainbird Media, a business focused on providing excellent service through film and web service needs.  Read their story here!  More

Proudly Highlighting: Miriam Wagoner!

Once in awhile, you hear about a story that makes an impact in your day, and Miriam Wagoner’s is one that does just that. As a writer in Southeast Alaska, she has authored numerous popular poems while living in Kassei, a transitional housing program that aids women in emergency situations in Juneau. Additionally, with English … Continue reading "Proudly Highlighting: Miriam Wagoner!" More

Check out our newest Client Profile: Yippee! Life Coaching

Yippee! Life Coaching is nestled in the heart of the Inside Passage of Wrangell, Alaska and is making an impressive impact both in-person and online. When owner Mary Campbell began plans to open her business, she put in an enormous amount of research and effort to “think outside of the box,” and identify how to … Continue reading "Check out our newest Client Profile: Yippee! Life Coaching" More

Proudly Highlighting: Heather’s Choice

For outdoor enthusiasts across the state, delicious and easily packable meals that are ready on-the-go are hard to come by but are also a critical element of a successful weekend or excursion. Heather Kelly, the founder of  Heather’s Choice®, saw this desperate need and took her education, knowledge, and experience to create a dehydrated food … Continue reading "Proudly Highlighting: Heather’s Choice" More

Check out our newest client profile: Ann’s Discount Center

Annabelle and Jon Clark, long term residents of Ketchikan, saw a need in the community for a discount retail store much like TJ Maxx or Marshalls. It took just a little over a year to bring it all together and Ann’s Discount Center was open in mid-April of 2017. Although the inventory is always new … Continue reading "Check out our newest client profile: Ann’s Discount Center" More

SBDC Training: Limited Availability

Alaska SBDC business advisors will be traveling to Nashville to meet with SBDCs around the country this week to learn some best practices to take back to their clients! You will likely experience a delay in response from your business advisor during this time. For immediate assistance, please contact us at or (907) 786-7201. … Continue reading "SBDC Training: Limited Availability" More

Centers Closed: Labor Day

Please note our centers will be closed on Monday, September 4th in alignment with the University of Alaska’s observance of Labor Day. Centers will operate with regular business hours on Tuesday, September 5th. As a reminder, Alaska SBDC will also be traveling to Nashville to meet with SBDCs around the country this week to learn … Continue reading "Centers Closed: Labor Day" More

Check out our newest client profile: Attently

  Eric Solie and his co-founder, Vincent Castro met at a Fairbanks Startup Weekend and combined their strengths to create a rough prototype that ran as a web application. This “simple” attention detection filter won them the competition and, after improvements to their MVP, led to their triumph at, the Arctic Innovation Competition. This catapulted … Continue reading "Check out our newest client profile: Attently" More

Proud Highlight: Homer Whales!

Abigail Kokai had a dream of creating a “Wishing Whale” for the Homer Spit after being inspired by whale watching around Kachemak Bay. When a friend gave her a pair of jeans to repurpose, her dream became a reality as she began creating unique, soft-form, decor whales by hand. Incorporating recycled materials and delightful local … Continue reading "Proud Highlight: Homer Whales!" More