Highlighting Juneau Airbnb, LLC

With an impressive relationship that goes back nearly two decades, Edwell John Jr. is a longtime Alaska SBDC workshop attendee who has successfully launched his Airbnb business. As of today, he is especially proud of a “first” milestone many entrepreneurs share: hosting happy guests and carrying a 5-star rating. Read on …     More

July Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

Normally, July in Alaska is a time of frenetic activity and huge masses of visitors exploring the natural beauty of the state and taking advantage of our bountiful salmon runs. Unfortunately, this year is very much not a normal one. With the remaining potential cruise ships canceling their last late summer offerings, travel numbers at record lows, … Continue reading "July Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director" More

Davons’ Place: A House of Heart and Soul Food

Before his untimely death in 2014, Davon Mosley encouraged his mother-in-law-to-be, Khanesia Allen, to take her skill and passion for cooking and create her own business. She has done just that. With the support of Gathering AK in the Anchorage re:MADE building, guest chefs like Allen are featured during the week to share their specialized … Continue reading "Davons’ Place: A House of Heart and Soul Food" More

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