Alaska Small Business Development Center

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July 22-24: Path to Prosperity Business Basics

Have an idea that you’re looking to turn into a business? Or a side hustle you’re looking to expand? Join Spruce Root July 22-24 for Business Basics to learn the skills you’ll need to launch …

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 …

The Importance of Local Search Optimization

If you have ever searched for a business on the internet, chances are, you have come across Google Places. With Google Places, local businesses are among the first results of your search query, assuming you …

Your Social Strategy: Answer these Questions Before Creating a Business Page!

With the growing number of social media platforms, it can be tempting to set up an account on each and every one to increase your web presence. However, it is important to make sure you …

Using Influencers In Your Marketing Mix

Do you ever question why some social media posts go viral while other – nearly identical posts- play to crickets? The answer is often Influencers. Influencers are individuals who have the power to affect the …

The Growing Importance of Facebook as a Customer Service Tool

The easiest way to know you have an angry customer? Check your business’s Facebook page. Chances are someone has posted to your page to express their dissatisfaction. In fact, Forbes reports that 67% of consumers …

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 …

Why You Should Be Changing Your Facebook Business Page Strategy

F8 2016:: Sneak Peak for Alaska’s Small Businesses F8, a 2-day conference powered by Facebook, is a yearly event where Facebook announces recent changes to their platform and what their future direction is. Although the …

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 …

Shop Small Today!

It’s Shop Small Saturday and we can’t wait to see where you take your #ShopSmall Selfie! Learn more about participating businesses and how you can win some Buy Alaska Swag here.

What You Should Know About Facebook Videos

Recently, a Youtube video went viral entitled “How Facebook is stealing Billions of Views“. This particularly matters for businesses who make money by posting videos online but it also has some valuable information to small …

Small Business Saturday

BuyAlaska and Alaska SBDC are sponsoring the #ShopSmallSelfie event this year as part of Small Business Saturday! Customers who shop at  participating small businesses will have the chance to win some Buy Alaska swag by …

There’s No Place Like Home (Page)!

Not to be too cliché, but when it comes to website design, especially your home page design, most likely “you’re not in Kansas anymore Dorothy”. Most of us have been conditioned to believe the most …

10 Quick Tips for Driving Traffic to Your Blog

If you’ve decided to try blogging to drive traffic to your website, the first step is driving traffic to your blog. A little bit of the chicken and the egg scenario here, for sure! I …

Join us for our first hands-on Marketing Lab!

Join us for the SBDC Marketing Lab from 10am-12pm on January 16th. Bring your marketing questions or challenges and our SBDC Marketing Advisor will provide you with feedback and suggestions while you network with other …

New No Cost Marketing Assistance!

Join us for the SBDC Marketing Lab from 10am-12pm on January 16th. Bring your marketing questions or challenges and our SBDC Marketing Advisor will provide you with feedback and suggestions while you network with other …

Use Your Website to Build Relationships and Watch Sales Soar

Marketing studies conclude that 87% of all business transactions are based on a repeat or a referred transaction. In other words… rapport (or a feeling of rapport). 87%! That’s huge!  But let’s face it: chances …

Happy Small Business Saturday!

We hope everyone will visit their favorite local businesses today and show them some support! Not sure where to go? Find a list of Alaskan businesses at BuyAlaska.com or check out our Success Story page …

Anchorage Downtown Marketing Meeting

Join the Anchorage Downtown Marketing meeting at the Anchorage Downtown Partnership Conference Room on December 4th from 3-4:30pm. Subsequent ADP Marketing Trainings will be held on the first Thursday of every month from 3:00-4:00pm in …

The Truth About SEO (Webinar)

BuzzBizz Studios owner, Michael “Buzz” Buzinski will be presenting a webinar on what you really need to know about search engine rankings. Learn some simple tips that will help your business get found on the …