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 people not fond of small spaces or awkward social interactions, most elevator rides in Anchorage will only take you 30 … Continue reading "I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my business card, so call me maybe." More

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 prize. National prizes are: First prize: $40,000 Second prize: $30,000 Third prize: $20,000 Entries will be graded on their abiliy … Continue reading "InnovateHER Anchorage Challenge" More

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 your business idea. The contents of the plan should match the purpose of the business you are developing. What is … Continue reading "Business Planning – The Roadmap To Success" More

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 business when not executed properly. Many small business owners often underestimate the costs of running a business or attracting the … Continue reading "5 Small Business Financial Mistakes to Avoid" More

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. Scan Home, Inc. is a local business that is committed to the Anchorage community and we look forward to watching … Continue reading "Evergreen Business Capital Partnership with FNBA" More

The Truth About Small Business Grants

Starting a small business can be challenging, especially when funding is an issue. Although the economy has started to improve, lenders are still cautious when it comes to lending money. Obtaining funding for Start-up businesses, which are defined as less than 24 months of operations, can be especially tricky. One of the most common inquiries … Continue reading "The Truth About Small Business Grants" More