SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal

SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal New portal will streamline applications for loans $150K or less for over 6.5 million businesses  WASHINGTON – The  U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly … Continue reading "SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal" More

July Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

Slowly but surely things have been getting back to normal around the state with masks being seen less frequently and stores opening up more fully. People are even traveling again! That’s good news for the small businesses across Alaska that have been hit hard by the last 16 months of lockdowns and economic turmoil. There … Continue reading "July Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director" More

Alaska SBDC Offices to Reopen with UAA on August 2nd

In alignment with the University of Alaska Anchorage’s timeline, we are excited to share that our statewide offices will reopen with meetings available by appointment on Monday, August 2nd! You may read UAA Chancellor Parnell’s letter on reopening safely here.  Though we have been working virtually over the course of the pandemic to offer all … Continue reading "Alaska SBDC Offices to Reopen with UAA on August 2nd" More

Congratulations, 2021 P2P Finalists!

Congratulations to this year’s cohort of tourism-focused Path to Prosperity finalists! As part of the 2021 Path to Prosperity, the finalists are setting the pace for local job creation and sustainable economic growth in Southeast Alaska. Good luck in the next stage! Meet the finalists: spruceroot.org/2021-p2p-finalists More

SBA Hosts National SBIR Week to Connect Technology Innovators & Entrepreneurs with Research Funding

SBA Hosts National SBIR Week to Connect Technology Innovators & Entrepreneurs with Research Funding  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will host 2021 National SBIR Week on July 19 through July 23 for small business innovators.  The virtual event will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding – the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) … Continue reading "SBA Hosts National SBIR Week to Connect Technology Innovators & Entrepreneurs with Research Funding" More

July 22-24: Path to Prosperity Business Basics

Have an idea that you’re looking to turn into a business? Or a side hustle you’re looking to expand? Join Spruce Root July 22-24 for Business Basics to learn the skills you’ll need to launch a successful business in Southeast Alaska! The cost to attend is $25.     Spaces are limited, so complete your … Continue reading "July 22-24: Path to Prosperity Business Basics" More

SBA Administrator Announces Closure of Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Program

SBA Administrator Announces Closure of Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program Over 100k restaurants were awarded $28.6 billion; Average award was $283K On July 2, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabel Guzman announces the closure of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) program, signed into law by President Joe Biden as part of the American Rescue Plan. The program provided much … Continue reading "SBA Administrator Announces Closure of Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Program" More

June Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

June is here and for Alaskans, that means sunshine, salmon, and outdoor activities until you drop! I hope that all of you are able to get out and enjoy all the things that make living in Alaska so great this summer. When you do, don’t be surprised to see more tourists than you expected! Airlines … Continue reading "June Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director" More

Invitation to Participate in Alaska SBDC’s TREND Program for the SBIR Phase 0 Grant

Invitation to Participate in Alaska SBDC’s TREND Program for the SBIR Phase 0 Grant TREND will award SBIR Phase 0 funding of up to $10,000 in cash to 4 winning entries Alaska, June 14, 2021 – The Alaska Small Business Development Center (Alaska SBDC) is home to the TREND program (Technology Research and Development Center … Continue reading "Invitation to Participate in Alaska SBDC’s TREND Program for the SBIR Phase 0 Grant" More