Alaska Small Business Development Center

Tag: Funding & Loans

University of Alaska Announces Launch of SSBCI Equity Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2023 University of Alaska Announces Launch of SSBCI Equity Program Alaska Equity Fund (AKEF) is seeking proposals to invest up to $10 million in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Launch:Alaska Kicks Off!

Launch : Alaska is off to a start today with the arrival of the teams in Anchorage for the intensive, three month long residential program! Companies in this first cohort are receiving mentorship, business training …

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 …

I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my business card, so call me maybe.

I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my business card, so call me maybe How to give an effective elevator pitch Although elevator rides can seem like they take forever, especially for …

Tools to Help You Write Your Business Plan

Business planning that is easy to use, easy to modify, and that provides specific examples will make all of the difference when it comes to actually creating a business plan. The tools used to write …

InnovateHER Anchorage Challenge

The Anchorage SBDC is hosting a local InnovateHER Pitch competition! The winner of our local contest will be entered into the national competition for a chance to present in Washington DC and win a cash …

SBA To Offer Sockeye Wildfire Relief

Did you business suffer a setback due to the Sockeye Wildfire this summer? The SBA is offering assistance to small businesses who were effected. Learn more in this article written by KSKA’s Ellen Lockyer.

Business Planning – The Roadmap To Success

Business planning is about creating results. Whether you are researching the feasibility of a business concept, approaching a bank for a business loan or trying to attract investors, a business plan provides the roadmap for …

InnovateHER: 2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge

InnovateHER: 2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge is now live! This is a cross-cutting women’s business challenge to unearth innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. 

5 Small Business Financial Mistakes to Avoid

  When starting a business, there are a number of factors that can damage success. Whether it’s a lack of planning or not implementing a marketing strategy, there are key factors that can hurt your …

2015 Lender Symposium

The Alaska SBDC is hosting this year’s Lender symposium on March 2nd at the BP Energy Center. This event is exclusive to lenders in the business banking industry and will cover updates on state and …

Evergreen Business Capital Partnership with FNBA

Barbara Gill, Vice President at Evergreen Business Capital comments “it is a great pleasure and satisfaction to partner with First National Bank Alaska in securing the financing Scan Home, Inc. needed to grow their business. …