Invitation to Participate in Alaska SBDC’s TREND Program for the SBIR Phase 0 Grant

Invitation to Participate in Alaska SBDC’s TREND Program for the SBIR Phase 0 Grant TREND will award SBIR Phase 0 funding of up to $10,000 in cash to 4 winning entries Alaska, June 14, 2021 – The Alaska Small Business Development Center (Alaska SBDC) is home to the TREND program (Technology Research and Development Center … Continue reading "Invitation to Participate in Alaska SBDC’s TREND Program for the SBIR Phase 0 Grant" More

The Lemon Season is Here! Lemonade Day Alaska is on Saturday, June 26!

The Lemon Season is Here! Lemonade Day Alaska is on Saturday, June 26! How do you introduce Alaska’s future generation to the thrill of entrepreneurship, the importance of financial management, and the excitement of running a business? By teaching them how to start and run their own small business – a lemonade stand! Lemonade Day … Continue reading "The Lemon Season is Here! Lemonade Day Alaska is on Saturday, June 26!" More

49SAF Co-investment Fund

The 49th State Angel Fund launched the 49SAF Co-investment Fund for Alaska businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The 49SAF Co-investment Fund is a dollar-for-dollar fund: 49SAF will match new cash equity (or equity-like) investment into any Alaska company up to $25,000, near-automatically.   49SAF has dedicated efforts to create the Building Equity … Continue reading "49SAF Co-investment Fund" More

SBA Launches ‘Community Navigator Pilot’ Program Application 

SBA Launches ‘Community Navigator Pilot’ Program Application $100 million competitive grant program to strengthen outreach to businesses in underserved communities enacted through the American Rescue Plan WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that it is accepting applications for its new Community Navigator Pilot Program. This new initiative, established by the American Rescue Plan, will leverage a community navigator approach to reach our nation’s smallest businesses, with a priority … Continue reading "SBA Launches ‘Community Navigator Pilot’ Program Application " More

Alaska SBDC Releases Compelling COVID-19 Impact Data on Small Businesses

Alaska SBDC Releases Compelling COVID-19 Impact Data on Small Businesses Tourism and Hiring Present Ongoing Challenges for Alaskans Alaska – May 19, 2021 – The Alaska Small Business Development Center (Alaska SBDC) has released its preliminary COVID-19 impact survey results on small businesses spanning the state. A familiar story emerges from the data: COVID-19 has … Continue reading "Alaska SBDC Releases Compelling COVID-19 Impact Data on Small Businesses" More

The SBA Funds 16,000 Restaurant Revitalization Fund Awards

First wave of approved restaurant applicants to receive vital American Rescue Plan funding just one week after the SBA opened for applications WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin delivering economic relief from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, established by the American Rescue Plan and signed into law by President Joe Biden, to more than 16,000 … Continue reading "The SBA Funds 16,000 Restaurant Revitalization Fund Awards" More

COVID-Safe Travel Promotion and Marketing Grant Program Launch

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED) Division of Community and Regional Affairs (DCRA) has launched the COVID-Safe Travel Promotion and Marketing Grant Program. DCCED encourages nonprofit entities engaged in tourism marketing and promotion to apply no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021. This is a competitive, multi-award grant … Continue reading "COVID-Safe Travel Promotion and Marketing Grant Program Launch" More

Meet Martha Brookbank!

Behind the scenes at the Alaska SBDC are truly hard-working, talented, and dedicated people working to strengthen Alaska small business sector. We’re thrilled to introduce you to Martha! In addition to Martha Brookbank’s part-time work with the Alaska SBDC, she is a full-time Real Estate Salesperson and has been in the industry for a year … Continue reading "Meet Martha Brookbank!" More

SBA Administrator Guzman Announces Application Opening for $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)

Fund prioritizes direct relief to women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and includes $9.5 billion in set-asides for smaller businesses WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman today announced the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin registrations on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT (5am AKST) and open applications on Monday, May 3, … Continue reading "SBA Administrator Guzman Announces Application Opening for $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)" More

SBA Launches Supplemental Targeted Advance for Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19

Released by the SBA: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance – called Supplemental Targeted Advances – on April 22, 2021, that will provide $5 billion in additional assistance to 1 million small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been most severely affected by the economic effects … Continue reading "SBA Launches Supplemental Targeted Advance for Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19" More