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November is Veterans Business Month

Veteran-owned businesses are a critical part of the US economy and contribute more than $1.14 trillion to the nation’s annual total sales. The Alaska SBDC is committed to assisting veterans and their families, which is …

October is Cybersecurity Month

Is your business prepared for a cyber attack? Hackers are clever and continue to come up with creative ways to threaten your data. Cyber attacks not only jeopardize your own personal data, but also the …

Join Alaska SBDC and EPSCoR in Congratulating its 2021 Phase 0 Grant Awardees

Through the TREND Phase 0 Program at the Alaska Small Business Development Center (Alaska SBDC) in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), $10,000 grants are awarded to …

National Small Business Week 2021 Virtual Summit Announced September 13-15

Coming up on September 13 – September 15, 2021: National Small Business Week Virtual Summit hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration   Attend this free, online event to learn new business strategies, meet other …

SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal

SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal New portal will streamline applications for loans $150K or less for over 6.5 million businesses  WASHINGTON – The  U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a streamlined …

July Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

Slowly but surely things have been getting back to normal around the state with masks being seen less frequently and stores opening up more fully. People are even traveling again! That’s good news for the …

Congratulations, 2021 P2P Finalists!

Congratulations to this year’s cohort of tourism-focused Path to Prosperity finalists! As part of the 2021 Path to Prosperity, the finalists are setting the pace for local job creation and sustainable economic growth in Southeast …

SBA Hosts National SBIR Week to Connect Technology Innovators & Entrepreneurs with Research Funding

SBA Hosts National SBIR Week to Connect Technology Innovators & Entrepreneurs with Research Funding  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will host 2021 National SBIR Week on July 19 through July 23 for small business innovators.  The virtual event will connect …

July 22-24: Path to Prosperity Business Basics

Have an idea that you’re looking to turn into a business? Or a side hustle you’re looking to expand? Join Spruce Root July 22-24 for Business Basics to learn the skills you’ll need to launch …

SBA Administrator Announces Closure of Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Program

SBA Administrator Announces Closure of Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program Over 100k restaurants were awarded $28.6 billion; Average award was $283K On July 2, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabel Guzman announces the closure of the Restaurant …

Office Closure: Mon, Jul 5 + Tues, July 6

Happy 4th of July! In alignment with the University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska SBDC offices will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 5, and Tuesday, July 6. Please send …

June Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

June is here and for Alaskans, that means sunshine, salmon, and outdoor activities until you drop! I hope that all of you are able to get out and enjoy all the things that make living …

Invitation to Participate in Alaska SBDC’s TREND Program for the SBIR Phase 0 Grant

Invitation to Participate in Alaska SBDC’s TREND Program for the SBIR Phase 0 Grant TREND will award SBIR Phase 0 funding of up to $10,000 in cash to 4 winning entries Alaska, June 14, 2021 …

The Lemon Season is Here! Lemonade Day Alaska is on Saturday, June 26!

The Lemon Season is Here! Lemonade Day Alaska is on Saturday, June 26! How do you introduce Alaska’s future generation to the thrill of entrepreneurship, the importance of financial management, and the excitement of running …

49SAF Co-investment Fund

The 49th State Angel Fund launched the 49SAF Co-investment Fund for Alaska businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The 49SAF Co-investment Fund is a dollar-for-dollar fund: 49SAF will match new cash equity (or …

Highlighting Steller Botanical Health

In Gustavus, Alaska you can get farm-fresh cabbage, local fermented and aged berries, apple cider vinegar, a custom herbal formula tailored to your specific body and ailment, and bodywork therapy all in one place! Small …

We’re Hiring for an Anchorage Center Director!

The Alaska Small Business Development Center is looking for an experienced professional to lead our Anchorage Center. This position will manage our dynamic team of Anchorage-based business advisors, engage with local financial institutions, and provide …

SBA Launches ‘Community Navigator Pilot’ Program Application 

SBA Launches ‘Community Navigator Pilot’ Program Application $100 million competitive grant program to strengthen outreach to businesses in underserved communities enacted through the American Rescue Plan WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that it is accepting applications for its new Community Navigator Pilot Program. …

Alaska SBDC Releases Compelling COVID-19 Impact Data on Small Businesses

Alaska SBDC Releases Compelling COVID-19 Impact Data on Small Businesses Tourism and Hiring Present Ongoing Challenges for Alaskans Alaska – May 19, 2021 – The Alaska Small Business Development Center (Alaska SBDC) has released its …

The SBA Funds 16,000 Restaurant Revitalization Fund Awards

First wave of approved restaurant applicants to receive vital American Rescue Plan funding just one week after the SBA opened for applications WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin delivering economic relief from the Restaurant …