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Anchorage Mayor Signs Emergency Orders EO-15 & EO-13 v2

...ion and ongoing increase in COVID-19 cases in the community. EO-15 will take effect on Monday, August 3 at 8:00 a.m. and will remain in effect until Sunday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m. EO-15 enacts the following regulations: Individuals shall limit outings and contact with people outside of their ...

Spreading Love and Cream Cheese

...ndemic shook the state, owners Pamela and Matthew Parker chose to close the dining area of their artisan bagel restaurant ahead of the state mandate. They switched to phone and online orders and perfected their pick-up process to keep employees and customers safe. Read the rest of the story ...

August Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

...survive. Outdoor dining, new product development, online sales, and other tactics are helping to keep them alive until more help arrives. Federal unemployment benefits and eviction protections that were added in the Family First and CARES Acts ended last month along with the Paycheck Protection Progr...

SHH Designs

...s a business owner. In planning for the months to come, Heuer is focusing on connecting with long-term consignment contracts for her unique and handmade Alaska products. Whether a thoughtful gift, a beautiful addition to your home, or an ornament for the holidays, SHH Designs might just have the ...

October Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

...d. At this time, the House and Senate have yet to come to a compromise bill and the election will likely impact the timing of negotiations. It is likely that another round of small business support may not become available until December or January. On a state and local ...

Alaska SBDC Relief Bill Overview

...our team at info@aksbdc.org or send us an inquiry online. Additionally, all Alaska SBDC workshops are free until March 31, 2021. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity and view our workshop schedule and registration at your convenience here. Download a pdf version of this handout: Alaska...

Meet Andrew Kerosky!

...th tangible and immediate positive impacts on his community. He feels that small businesses are the lifeblood of the Alaskan economy, and looks forward to putting his MBA to work through the Alaska SBDC to address the overwhelming problems they currently face. Andrew says his relationship with Alaska...

February Update from the Executive Director

...t that 50% of businesses surveyed weren’t selling online, but many of them wanted to be. The breakdown of CARES funding by region was also interesting for those wondering where the money went. As the pandemic drags on and cabin fever reaches its late winter peak, it’s important to ...

UAF CTC Virtual Late Start Business Courses

...ital World This exploration of trends in internet commerce, websites, social media, and digital advertising examines the dynamic shift to a network-based business model that is transforming all business sectors. Gain an understanding of how businesses have adapted to technology and learn to take a we...

SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Alaska Private Nonprofit Organizations

...mic injury is Nov. 17, 2021. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information, and download applications at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for mor...

MOA EO-19 “Make it a Safe Spring”

...itted and cross-municipality and borough play may commence with Pre-Competition COVID testing. Gyms, Recreation, and Fitness Centers: Open with face masks and 6 feet physical distancing required. Salons and Personal Care Service Providers: Open with face masks and 6 feet physical distancing required....

MOA Tourism Grant

...y, based on 2019 receipts). Must have a loss of income greater than 40% in 2020 compared to 2019 due to the reduction in out-of-community visitors as customers, cancellation of meetings and conventions, etc., due to COVID-19. Must have annual gross receipts in 2019 of at least $25,000. Businesses ...

The SBA Funds 16,000 Restaurant Revitalization Fund Awards

...onsite food establishments may still apply through SBA-recognized POS vendors or directly via the SBA online application portal: https://restaurants.sba.gov....

June Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

...we’re offering and learn a new skill? Or join the BuyAlaska program and get your business featured through our partnerships with Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise lines! If technology is more of your passion, you should check out our TREND program’s Phase 0 grant. Your brilliant idea could receive...

July 22-24: Path to Prosperity Business Basics

...ics   Business Basics is a three-day interactive, online workshop designed for Southeast Alaskans who are looking to launch a business. Whether you have an idea that you’re looking to turn into a business or a side project you are looking to expand, this workshop will give you the ...

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 business owners, and chat with industry experts! This 3-day, action-packed event wi...

Farewell to Victoria Hofmann!

...all of us at the Alaska SBDC – Thank you for your commitment, innovation, and can-do attitude, Victoria! Your team at the Alaska SBDC is so proud of what you have accomplished, is grateful for your contributions, and wishes you the absolute best as you begin this next chapter ...

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January 2023 Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

...oined the BuyAlaska program and added yourself to BuyAlaska’s online directory, there’s no time like the present. On top of all of that, our businesses advisors are still working tirelessly in centers all over the state to provide one on one advising and hundreds of workshops to Alaska’s small ...

Alaska Cohort Completes SBA Program with Outstanding Performance

...nt. Revamped features included a hybrid in-person/online learning module, a professional coach per cohort, peer mentoring, and experienced subject matter experts all with the purpose of creating of a three-year strategic growth business plan as a final project. The 2022 Alaska Cohort was named one of...