Things to Know About the PPP This Week

From our friends at the Small Business Administration (SBA), here are the top four things that you need to know about the PPP this week: 1. There’s a new calculation for sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals. New PPP application forms are now available that allow Schedule C filers to use gross income rather than net income when calculating the PPP … Continue reading "Things to Know About the PPP This Week" More

MOA EO-19 “Make it a Safe Spring”

Beginning at 8:00 am on Monday, March 8, 2021, Municipality of Anchorage Emergency Order 19 will be put into effect. Here’s what you need to know: Individuals: Continue to limit unnecessary outings and maintain at least 6-feet distance from others. Face coverings and masks are still required in public per EO-13. Travel: Those traveling out … Continue reading "MOA EO-19 “Make it a Safe Spring”" More

March is Export Month!

This March, we’re focusing on exporting and how the Alaska SBDC and the Small Business Administration (SBA) can help small business owners decide if exporting is right for them. Here you’ll find on-demand webinars, live events, and resources to help you determine if exporting is a part of your businesses’ future. Coming up: March 3 … Continue reading "March is Export Month!" More

Alaska State Commission for Human Rights (ASCHR) Resources

Here you will find Alaska State Commission for Human Rights (ASCHR) resources for Alaskan businesses and employees: Employee Sheet Employer Quick Facts Employer Discrimination Policy Tips General Employer Information-Discrimination COVID-19 Guide for Employers and Employees Disability and Reasonable Accommodation Guide Religious Discrimination & Reasonable Accommodations Guide ASCHR Contact Information: 800 A Street, Suite 204, Anchorage, … Continue reading "Alaska State Commission for Human Rights (ASCHR) Resources" More

‘Buy Alaska’ makes the case for local resiliency, growth (KCAW)

“Katie Ashbaugh took over [managing the Alaska Small Business Development Center’s] BuyAlaska Program at the start of the pandemic in 2020 to retool the project toward a new goal: To educate and encourage the public to shop from Alaskan-owned businesses first.” “Supporting small businesses also means that we are supporting our regional resiliency,” said Ashbaugh. … Continue reading "‘Buy Alaska’ makes the case for local resiliency, growth (KCAW)" More

For Child Care Providers: How to Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program

Child care providers – both for-profit and non-profit – are eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provides Coronavirus relief opportunities for small businesses. Better yet, these loans are forgiven under certain circumstances. The Administration for Children and Families (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are hosting a webinar … Continue reading "For Child Care Providers: How to Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program" More

5 Steps the SBA Will Implement to Further Promote Equitable Relief for Main Street Small Businesses

5 Steps the SBA Will Implement to Further Promote Equitable Relief for Main Street Small Businesses On February 22, the Biden-Harris Administration and the SBA announced steps the agency is taking with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses. With the exception of the first item, the following will … Continue reading "5 Steps the SBA Will Implement to Further Promote Equitable Relief for Main Street Small Businesses" More

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVO)

Interested in learning more about the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant? It is emergency assistance available for eligible venues that are negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources: SVO Program Details and Eligibility  Shuttered Venue Operators Grants – FAQ Shuttered Venue Operators Grants – Overview SBA Video – Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Overview More

SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Alaska Private Nonprofit Organizations

SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Alaska Private Nonprofit Organizations SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in Alaska following President Biden’s federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that occurred Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2020, announced acting Administrator Tami L. Perriello … Continue reading "SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Alaska Private Nonprofit Organizations" More