SVOG Portal Opens on April 8

Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG) – what you need to know this week: Helpful Information SVOG FAQs SVOG Overview – SBA Alaska SBDC SVOG Overview – Alaska SBDC Originally, registration was required in the federal government’s System for Award Management ( for an SVOG, however, as of this week, this is no longer necessary or … Continue reading "SVOG Portal Opens on April 8" More

Meet Andrew Kerosky!

We’re not kidding when we say we have some o the most talented people within our organization striving to serve Alaska’s small business community. Andrew is no exception! After receiving his Economics undergrad from UAA in 2013, Andrew found a role through the Alaska Permanent Fund as a senior fund analyst at Crestline Investors, a … Continue reading "Meet Andrew Kerosky!" More

Fannie Lou Hamer: A Warrior Who Never Backed Down

Fannie Lou Hamer: A Warrior Who Never Backed Down – A Hero for Civil Rights and Economic Equality BY JADE GREENE, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, NORTHERN AND RURAL BUSINESS ADVISOR On October 6, 1917, Fannie Lou Hamer was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi into a sharecropping family and spent much of her early years in the … Continue reading "Fannie Lou Hamer: A Warrior Who Never Backed Down" More

Alaska SBDC Hosts its Final COVID-19 Briefing

Last year, out of a dire need to disseminate information relevant to small business support and navigating the impact of COVID-19 on our communities, the Alaska SBDC began hosting daily briefings with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and The Foraker Group to ensure Alaskans had access to the most up-to-date information available. Special guests included … Continue reading "Alaska SBDC Hosts its Final COVID-19 Briefing" More

PPP Extended to May 31, 2021

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, Congress passed a bill to extend the loan application deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to May 31, 2021. This extension also gives the SBA through June 30, 2021, to process lender applications.   The PPP Extension Act of 2021 is expected to be signed into law by President … Continue reading "PPP Extended to May 31, 2021" More

5 Important Facts About COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

1. The lending limit will increase to $500,000 in April. Starting the week of April 6, the SBA will increase the maximum amount small businesses and nonprofit organizations can borrow through the COVID-19 EIDL program from 6 months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24 months of economic … Continue reading "5 Important Facts About COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)" More

Alaska Small Business Lending Forum 2021

Alaska Small Business Lending Forum 2021 The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are convening an Alaska Small Business Lending Forum to support access to small business loans and other financial services, especially for small businesses serving LMI individuals and families, vulnerable communities, and communities of color.  Alaska Small Business Lending Forum … Continue reading "Alaska Small Business Lending Forum 2021" More

The “Perfect Pitch” is March 26

The UAA CBPP Business Plan Competition will be hosting its final event, the “Perfect Pitch” via Zoom on Friday, March 26, 2021, from 5:30-7:30 pm To support the participating students and community entrepreneurs, register online here! Four finalists have been selected to pitch their start-up ideas to judges and the public during “Perfect Pitch.” Attendees will … Continue reading "The “Perfect Pitch” is March 26" More

The Alaska SBDC is Joining The Eureka Space!

It’s official! The Alaska SBDC is joining The Eureka Space later this spring The Eureka Space is a shared office environment for local organizations that serve small business owners in Alaska. In The Eureka Space, you’ll be able to consult with a business attorney, work on financial planning, gain guidance on marketing and PR, take … Continue reading "The Alaska SBDC is Joining The Eureka Space!" More