Alaska Small Business Lending Forum 2021

Alaska Small Business Lending Forum 2021 The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are convening an Alaska Small Business Lending Forum to support access to small business loans and other financial services, especially for small businesses serving LMI individuals and families, vulnerable communities, and communities of color.  Alaska Small Business Lending Forum … Continue reading "Alaska Small Business Lending Forum 2021" More

The “Perfect Pitch” is March 26

The UAA CBPP Business Plan Competition will be hosting its final event, the “Perfect Pitch” via Zoom on Friday, March 26, 2021, from 5:30-7:30 pm To support the participating students and community entrepreneurs, register online here! Four finalists have been selected to pitch their start-up ideas to judges and the public during “Perfect Pitch.” Attendees will … Continue reading "The “Perfect Pitch” is March 26" More

WeIcoming Isabella Casillas Guzman, the SBA’s 27th Administrator

WASHINGTON – Isabella Casillas Guzman has been confirmed as the 27th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. On March 16, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nominee with broad bipartisan support, 81-17 votes as Administrator of the SBA. Guzman will represent the more than 30 million U.S. small businesses and lead an agency committed to helping small business … Continue reading "WeIcoming Isabella Casillas Guzman, the SBA’s 27th Administrator" More

Programa de Protección de Pago (PPP)

Presentación por la SBA sobre el “Programa de Protección de Pago” para ayudar a que las pequeñas empresas obtengan en el alivio que necesitan en estos tiempos de incertidumbre.  Este préstamo respaldado por el SBA ayuda a las empresas a mantener empleada a su fuerza laboral durante la crisis del coronavirus (COVID-19).   Un evento co-anfirtinón … Continue reading "Programa de Protección de Pago (PPP)" More

5 Things to Know About the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG)

1. The SBA will begin accepting applications on April 8. Today the SBA announced the launch of a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal in anticipation of opening applications for the much-anticipated critical economic relief program Thursday, April 8. Visit SVOG portal 2. There will be a national information session on  March … Continue reading "5 Things to Know About the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG)" More

Meet Beth Bennett!

Born and raised in Alaska, Beth had the wonderful opportunity of working for the Anchorage Downtown Partnership doing marketing, and The Anchorage Fur Rendezvous, doing events planning, design, advertising, and marketing following college graduation. After a few years, she decided to get back to her roots as a graphic designer and transitioned to a local … Continue reading "Meet Beth Bennett!" More

March Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

There’s a lot going on this month and almost all of it is good! The federal government passed another relief bill that will pump $1.9 trillion into the economy through existing programs like the PPP and EIDL as well as through new programs targeting restaurants and bars, live venues, commercial fishing, child care, and other … Continue reading "March Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director" More

It’s SBDC Day!

It’s #SBDCDay! Take a peek at what the Alaska Small Business Development Center has been up to in the last year. We’re looking forward to continuing to serve Alaska’s small business sector in the year to come! We’re thankful to our national partners, America’s SBDC and the U.S. Small Business Administration, our host, the UAA … Continue reading "It’s SBDC Day!" More

JEDC 2021 Innovation Summit April 7-9

The Juneau Economic Development Council 2021 Innovation Summit is going virtual this year on April 7-9.   The annual conference hosts a diverse array of talks, performances, and experiences designed to foster relationships and inspire new perspectives.   This year’s theme is Localization in a Global Economy and will explore ways to contribute to a … Continue reading "JEDC 2021 Innovation Summit April 7-9" More

New Tools to Prepare Your Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application

New Tools to Prepare Your Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act to provide emergency assistance to eligible venues affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The SBA is in the process of setting up the grant program and is not … Continue reading "New Tools to Prepare Your Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application" More