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December Update from the Executive Director

...need your help now more than ever. If you plan on buying gifts, please buy local. You can use the amazing Holiday Gift Guide put together by the BuyAlaska program. Reach out to your favorite restaurants and order a special treat for you and your loved ones to help

SubZero Heats Up far because of cottage food laws, but several companies have shown interest in carrying their products in stores. “As soon as we become certified, then we will be pushing retail.” And they’ll expand their menu. They’re working on developing meat products and will most definitely tackle “the cool...

Suite of Services

...d with an idea, growing a business, or looking to buy or sell a business. Learn more. Funding The Alaska SBDC utilizes community partnerships to facilitate connections with lenders for our clients. Learn more. Buying and Selling Businesses An Alaska SBDC Business Advisor can share information on busi...

Buying and Selling Businesses

...visor help you navigate the process? If you are a Buyer Your Advisor can help you understand the steps, timing, and expectations of the Seller. Advisors can also assist with due diligence information, review and explain the financial statements and tax returns from a managerial accounting perspective...


...d with an idea, growing a business, or looking to buy or sell a business. In your first session with an Alaska SBDC Business Advisor, you’ll learn how the Alaska SBDC can assist you, review the process of working with your advisor, determine your immediate advising needs, and set

November 2022 Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

...ill be different though. With Shop Small Saturday coming up November 26th and the BuyAlaska Holiday Gift Guide now available, maybe this is the year I’ll finally get things together and check everyone off my list early. Hope springs eternal. I’m sure all of you are much more responsible

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October Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director Alaska Native art that’s for sale. Speaking of buying local, the BuyAlaska Holiday Gift Guide is taking submissions for this year’s guide! Make sure to submit your business for inclusion. If for no other reason than to help me figure out what to buy my friends and family

November Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director near you to support? Try browsing through the BuyAlaska Holiday Gift Guide! You can find tons of locally owned businesses from across the state that would be happy to handle all your holiday shopping needs. Much like Santa’s elves, the Alaska SBDC crew has been extra busy this

Can Small Businesses Survive on Facebook?

...your fan’s newsfeeds, it may not catch their eye compared to the picture of their best friend’s new baby and a funny video shared by their coworker. Although it is now becoming a “pay to play” marketing channel for businesses, Facebook’s push towards paid posts is not the end

Is The Government Buying What You Sell?, to be rebid or terminated and identifies your competitors. Market research tells you which agency buys your product or service. The purchasing trends of any agency are one of the best ways to get to know your customer. And, good market research is an effective use of your

Foggy Mountain Shop

...cked loan. “Transitioning from a shop employee to buying the business feels a little like walking through a minefield. Ian has been our map; letting us know what is coming at us and how to handle it” said Nicholl. Grant worked with the pair for about a year until

Small Business Saturday

...d Alaska SBDC are sponsoring the #ShopSmallSelfie event this year as part of Small Business Saturday! Customers who shop at participating small businesses will have the chance to win some Buy Alaska swag by taking a photo and using the tags #ShopSmallSelfie and #BuyAlaska on Facebook, Twitter and Ins...

Shop Small Today!

...It’s Shop Small Saturday and we can’t wait to see where you take your #ShopSmall Selfie! Learn more about participating businesses and how you can win some Buy Alaska Swag here....

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Utilize Industry Data

...rovide you with a detailed list of all your local competition. We will provide you with all of the competing businesses in your area, the number of employees they have, their annual revenue, 5 year sales growth, 5 year employee growth and their annual expenses, as well as other

Resurrect Art Coffee House and Gallery

...o both locals and tourists who come across its welcoming atmosphere. Creative in her own right, Micheley Kowalski purchased this hidden gem in October 2015 and has worked to maintain the culture and sense of community that Resurrect Art Coffee House and Gallery provides to its patrons. To ensure

June Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

...’s true that we’re in for a rough year, but if we come together and support each other I believe we can come through this stronger than before. As always, if there’s anything the SBDC can do to help you and your business, please don’t hesitate to reach out

July Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

...portant, is supporting Alaskan businesses through buy-local efforts. This is why I am pleased to announce the relaunch of the BuyAlaska program which you can read more about in this newsletter. This initiative will help to connect people with Alaskan owned businesses in their community and will showc...

Getting Started

...ons and are mandated to work only with for-profit companies. However, everyone is welcome to join us for related workshops. Our cooperative agreement with the Small Business Administration (SBA) states our award is governed by and constituted under federal law. Since marijuana is illegal under federa...