Alaska Small Business Development Center


The Alaska SBDC is proud to offer no-cost one-on-one business advising services. One of our experienced Business Advisors can assist you whether you are just getting started 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 clear objectives to address those needs. Your Business Advisor will likely share helpful resources, tools, and even a checklist following your first session to ensure that you get started on the right track.

To work with us, register at our client portal. Once you are signed up, our Alaska SBDC Business Advisor will be in touch to get started and you will be able to access our statewide workshop listing, share documents with your advisor, and more.

Not a client?

Learn what it means to be a client of ours, and sign up for Alaska SBDC services.

Already a client?

Check the status of your advising documents, or sign up for training events or on-demand training.

Need to check in with your advisor?

Not Ready Yet?

Learn more about what we have to offer on our Getting Started page.

Learn About the SBDC

To understand what we do, as well as what we don’t do, check out the FAQs about the Alaska SBDC.


We’re here to help, and we’re easy to reach!

The Alaska SBDC CANNOT provide assistance for:

We cannot work with Cannabis & CBD Businesses

Our cooperative agreement with the Small Business Administration (SBA) states that our award is governed by and constituted under federal law. As marijuana is illegal under federal law, we are prevented from assisting clients who engage in its use, sale, and possession.

Please see our FAQs about the Alaska SBDC for referrals and helpful links.

We cannot provide Tax, Accounting, and Legal Support

We cannot provide professional services that an accountant, lawyer, or CPA would provide. If during an appointment you have questions that require interpretation or otherwise fall outside the purview of the Alaska SBDC, you may be referred to a local professional for further support. 

Please see our professional referrals list to find providers of professional services.