SBA Administrator Announces Closure of Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Program

SBA Administrator Announces Closure of Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program Over 100k restaurants were awarded $28.6 billion; Average award was $283K On July 2, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabel Guzman announces the closure of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) program, signed into law by President Joe Biden as part of the American Rescue Plan. The program provided much … Continue reading "SBA Administrator Announces Closure of Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Program" More

SBA Achieves Historic Small Business Lending for Fiscal Year 2020 with More Than $1.4 Billion in SBA Alaska District

SBA Achieves Historic Small Business Lending for Fiscal Year 2020 with More Than $1.4 Billion in SBA Alaska District Carranza: Nearly 9 million loans worth $750 billion stabilized small business sector, put it on the road to recovery ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Alaska District announces FY20 summary loan data of the financial assistance … Continue reading "SBA Achieves Historic Small Business Lending for Fiscal Year 2020 with More Than $1.4 Billion in SBA Alaska District" More

Connecting Alaskan Veteran Small Business

Have an idea for starting your own business? Ready to take your existing business to the next level? The SBA, the Alaska SBDC, Alaska PTAC, and VBOC have put together various business development webinars that will discuss resources available to veterans. Empowering the Military Spouse (Nov 2) Everything You Need to Know About Marketing (Nov … Continue reading "Connecting Alaskan Veteran Small Business" More

EIDL Application Processing Resumes

With additional funding provided by the new COVID-19 relief package, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will resume processing Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Emergency Advance applications that are already in the queue on a first-come, first-served basis. Stay tuned – the SBA will provide further information on the availability of the EIDL application portal … Continue reading "EIDL Application Processing Resumes" More

PPP Reopens April 27th

Approved local PPP lenders will resume accepting PPP loans on Monday, April 27th. Loan applications already submitted will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. All eligible borrowers should work with an approved lender to apply,. Visit https://www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection/find if you need to connect with a participating lender. If your organization has not already applied, now … Continue reading "PPP Reopens April 27th" More

Looking to create a prototype?

Do you have an invention or idea that you’d like to turn into a reality? The Alaska seed fund can help you do just that! Applicants can be awarded up to $20,000 to fund their prototypes in Alaska. Learn more here at www.alaskaseedfund.com. More

What Gilmore Girls taught me about Small Business

Like many other women my age, I grew up spending Thursday nights with the Gilmore Girls and Friday morning bus rides discussing the episodes with my friends. This was before live tweeting- or Twitter for that matter (does that mean I’m old?). Little did I know my obsessive re-watching of each and every episode was … Continue reading "What Gilmore Girls taught me about Small Business" More

5 Money Saving Tools For Your Business

Small business owners know how important it is to preserve their capital. With the market moving as fast as it is and with new opportunities and new products being introduced on an accelerated schedule, having a steady operating budget remains a crucial element of any company’s growth strategy. This puts money-saving strategies at the top … Continue reading "5 Money Saving Tools For Your Business" More

New Initiative to Tackle Energy Problems for Alaskan Small Businesses

New Initiative to Tackle Energy Problems for Alaskan Small Businesses The Alaska SBDC provides free services to help Alaskans save money on energy.   High energy costs are detrimental to a business’ bottom line, but many Alaskan businesses do not have the time to investigate energy efficiency measures. To make it easier for Alaskan businesses … Continue reading "New Initiative to Tackle Energy Problems for Alaskan Small Businesses" More