Shopping Small for 2020 Holiday Season Needed More Than Ever

By Jeremy Field SBA Pacific Northwest Regional Administrator It’s no secret that the Coronavirus pandemic has made a huge impact on how Pacific Northwest retailers and restaurants operate. With additional restrictions implemented at the start of the holiday season as cases surge, it’s another challenge for local small businesses. But that’s where we as a community … Continue reading "Shopping Small for 2020 Holiday Season Needed More Than Ever" More

Eat the Seasons: Wild Scoops whips up local flavor

“If I don’t do it, somebody else will.” Sometimes the thought of a missed opportunity is enough to push something from idea to reality. Elissa Brown, co-owner with Chris Pike of Wild Scoops in Anchorage, fell in love with ice cream because she realized it was the perfect “canvas” for her to paint flavors. She … Continue reading "Eat the Seasons: Wild Scoops whips up local flavor" More

Highlighting Out to Sea Expedition Co.

Let’s go Out to Sea Founded in 2019 by Ketchikan locals Eric Lunde and Delaney Murphy, Out to Sea Expedition Company’s mission is to explore our world with an adventurous spirit in a sustainable way. The independent tour operators specializing in guided wildlife eco-tours and custom outdoor expeditions use fully inflatable Zodiacs to explore the … Continue reading "Highlighting Out to Sea Expedition Co." More

SBA Achieves Historic Small Business Lending for Fiscal Year 2020 with More Than $1.4 Billion in SBA Alaska District

SBA Achieves Historic Small Business Lending for Fiscal Year 2020 with More Than $1.4 Billion in SBA Alaska District Carranza: Nearly 9 million loans worth $750 billion stabilized small business sector, put it on the road to recovery ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Alaska District announces FY20 summary loan data of the financial assistance … Continue reading "SBA Achieves Historic Small Business Lending for Fiscal Year 2020 with More Than $1.4 Billion in SBA Alaska District" More

Connecting Alaskan Veteran Small Business

Have an idea for starting your own business? Ready to take your existing business to the next level? The SBA, the Alaska SBDC, Alaska PTAC, and VBOC have put together various business development webinars that will discuss resources available to veterans. Empowering the Military Spouse (Nov 2) Everything You Need to Know About Marketing (Nov … Continue reading "Connecting Alaskan Veteran Small Business" More

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Salmon River Sportfishing Natalie Vaz owns the only freshwater fishing guide service in Gustavus, Alaska, the “gateway” to Glacier Bay National Park. In addition, to fly fishing and spin fishing, she also guides river kayaking, sea kayaking, and packrafting tours. Her goal is to guide trips that are as personal as possible and commits to … Continue reading "Highlighting Salmon River Sportfishing" More

October Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

Fall is in full swing in Alaska with the air getting crisper, the days getting shorter and the bears putting on those last few pounds before their long winter sleep. Before I get to the business happenings around the state I wanted to give a shout out to bear 747 who was officially named Katmai … Continue reading "October Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director" More

BuyAlaska is Back!

A Note from the Executive Sponsor The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global economic recession unlike any in recent memory. It has negatively impacted all sectors and communities across the state almost without exception, forcing businesses to close or restrict operations severely. Alaska’s businesses and core industries of tourism, retail, service, and hospitality are particularly … Continue reading "BuyAlaska is Back!" More

September Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

With the pandemic entering into its seventh month and winter fast approaching, we here at the Alaska SBDC thought it would be nice to focus on some positive news for a change. One of the many amazing things about living here in Alaska is that people have amazing resilience. When things get tough, Alaskans come … Continue reading "September Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director" More