Alaska Small Business Development Center


Unwrap the Spirit of Alaska: BuyAlaska Launches Holiday Gift Guide Showcasing Local Treasures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Unwrap the Spirit of Alaska: BuyAlaska Launches Holiday Gift Guide Showcasing Local Treasures Alaska, November 27, 2023 – BuyAlaska invites you to experience the magic of giving while supporting our vibrant Alaskan community

Now taking nominations for the Innovators Hall of Fame 2024!

SCoR created the Alaska Innovators Hall of Fame in 2014 to celebrate and honor outstanding individuals and inventions that put Alaska on the map as leaders in innovation and to contribute to Alaska’s growing culture

Shop Small Saturday: Boosting Alaska’s Economy, One Local Purchase at a Time

Shop Small Saturday: Boosting Alaska’s Economy, One Local Purchase at a Time November 25, 2023 By Jon Bittner, Alaska SBDC State Director One of the great things about promoting the idea of supporting local businesses

Support the Alaska Economy by Shopping Small on Small Business Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2023 Support the Alaska Economy by Shopping Small on Small Business Saturday   Alaska, November 20, 2023 – As the holiday season approaches, the Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) invites

BuyAlaska 2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Explore the State!

When you choose to shop small, you directly contribute to the livelihoods of your neighbors, creating a network of interconnected businesses that strengthen the economic fabric of the community. This not only preserves Alaska’s unique

November 25 is Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday will be here before we know it! To celebrate, download your free Support Alaska’s Small Businesses heart graphic here (featured above). Explore the magic of supporting local businesses and discover unique holiday gifts that truly

SBIR Accelerator on November 29th and 30th

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to transform your scientific discovery into a marketable product or service with the America’s Seed Fund for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Innovation Technology Transfer (STTR)

TREND Phase 0 Award Recipient Spotlight: Integrated Robotics Imaging Systems

Integrated Robotics Imaging Systems: Say hello to the future of wildfire detection! They’re not just a company; they are on a mission to change the game for first responders by equipping them with the power

November Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

November is always full of activity, events and wintery weather, and this year is no exception! Veterans Day has come once again giving all of us an opportunity to thank the brave men and women

Alaska SBDC in the Community

Hispanic Heritage Month – Entrepreneur Round Table On October 13, Anchorage Center Director Carlos Machuca joined local Hispanic business entrepreneurs for an inspiring Entrepreneur Round Table in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month hosted by Anchorage

SSBCI November 2023 Impact Update

As of November, the Alaska SSBCI soared to new heights, with a whopping $10.9M injected into the ambitions of 23 businesses, sparking positive impact across 18 communities with 17 Statewide Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) businesses

Alaska SBDC in Fairbanks has a new location!

The Alaska SBDC in Fairbanks has a new office space at 330 Wendell Ave, Suite C, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701. The new phone number will be 907-786-7253! We’re excited to welcome you to our new home,

Empowering Alaska’s Veterans with Alaska SBDC Support

In the expanse of Alaska’s wilderness, a different kind of hero emerges – our veterans, who transition from military service to entrepreneurial pursuits, shaping not just their own destinies, but also the future of Alaska’s

Innovators Hall of Fame 2024 – Now Accepting Nominations

SCoR invites nominations of outstanding innovators or innovations from Alaskan communities and villages who have made achievements which have impacted quality of life, economic development, the environment, and/or the welfare of the people of Alaska

BuyAlaska Holiday Gift Guide: Submissions Open!

It’s almost our favorite time of the year and you know what that means… the BuyAlaska Program is taking submissions for this year’s Holiday Gift Guide! This is always such a fun and helpful guide

Lending Resources & Strategies for Success: In-Person Workshop on October 24

Join us at the Alaska Small Business Development Center in Wasilla for an exclusive session on “Financing Your Business: Lending Resources & Strategies for Success” with Carrie Callaway Cardy, Vice President & Senior SBA Relationship

Alaska SSBCI October 2023 Impact Update

In just one month, loans guaranteed by Alaska’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) witnessed an extraordinary leap. From September to October, loan values soared from $8.5 million to an incredible $10.7 million, fueling the dreams

SBA Cybersecurity Guide & Virtual Events

Cybersecurity Guide Surveys have shown that a majority of small business owners feel their businesses are vulnerable to a cyberattack. Yet many small businesses cannot afford professional IT solutions, have limited time to devote to

October is National Women’s Small Business Month

Women mean business and Alaska SBDC and SBA are here to support! Together, we help women entrepreneurs launch new businesses and compete in the marketplace. See the SBA’s guide for women-owned businesses to connect with

Alaska SBDC In The Community

Alaska Native Economic Development Conversations In an important conversation between Ruth Wolfe, Alaska SBDC Rural Business Advisor, and Debbie Atuk for Alaska Native Economic Development Conversations, learn about the Alaska SBDC’s initiatives in safeguarding intellectual property,