Alaska SBDC Announces Ian Grant as our State Star

Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Executive Director Isaac Vanderburg announced that Ian Grant has been selected as the 2015 State Star of the Alaska SBDC. “I am thrilled that Ian’s colleagues have recognized his hard work and dedication to Juneau’s small businesses by selecting him for this award,” says Vanderburg. “Over the past year … Continue reading "Alaska SBDC Announces Ian Grant as our State Star" More

Meet Your Advisors: Lance Ahern & Allan Carraway

The Anchorage office recently added two new Business Advisors to keep up with the growing demand for our services! Lance Ahern has over 10 years of experience building startups and running technology firms. He bought and sold a statewide telecommunications business and successfully raised funds from Silicon Valley investors. In his spare time, Lance likes … Continue reading "Meet Your Advisors: Lance Ahern & Allan Carraway" More

Third Thursday Lunch and Learn!

Our Ketchikan Center is hosting their monthly Third Thursday Lunch and Learn this Thursday, August 20th! Come network with other local business owners and meet our special guest, Jody King with PTAC who will be speaking about government contracting opportunities in Southeast Alaska. Learn more and RSVP here. More

You know you have a great client when…

You’re working on their success story and they happen to walk in for a follow up appointment! Congrats to Linnea Cummings and Alaska Dinner Factory for becoming our latest success story! Learn more about Linnea’s work with the SBDC and how she has kept her business model fresh over the years here. More

BEI Partner Program Goes to Hawaii

The Applied Environmental Research Center (AERC) partner program under BEI, has been conducting research in Hawaii for several months with a mission to collect, analyze and apply environmental, natural and cultural resource data towards management of public lands. Program Director Douglas Causey recently got a visit from BEI Executive Director Christi Bell and shared his … Continue reading "BEI Partner Program Goes to Hawaii" More

Build a Successful Website classes coming to Homer & Soldotna!

Kimberlee Hayward, our website wizard, will be traveling to Homer and Soldotna to teach a one-day hands-on course that will allow small business owners to learn the best practices for websites while they begin to build their own using an easy online tool. Our Soldotna class is scheduled for August 18th and the Homer class … Continue reading "Build a Successful Website classes coming to Homer & Soldotna!" More

Congrats to Bustin’ Out Boutique!

Congrats to Hollis and Lindsey, co-owners of Bustin’ Out Boutique, for becoming our latest success story clients! Bustin’ Out is providing a new undergarment option for women of all shapes and sizes in Juneau, Alaska. Learn more about the business and their work with the SBDC here. More