National Small Business Week 2021 Virtual Summit Announced September 13-15

Coming up on September 13 – September 15, 2021: National Small Business Week Virtual Summit hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration   Attend this free, online event to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts! This 3-day, action-packed event will include educational webinars, updates on resources for small … Continue reading "National Small Business Week 2021 Virtual Summit Announced September 13-15" More

SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal

SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal New portal will streamline applications for loans $150K or less for over 6.5 million businesses  WASHINGTON – The  U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly … Continue reading "SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal" More

July Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

Slowly but surely things have been getting back to normal around the state with masks being seen less frequently and stores opening up more fully. People are even traveling again! That’s good news for the small businesses across Alaska that have been hit hard by the last 16 months of lockdowns and economic turmoil. There … Continue reading "July Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director" More

SBA Hosts National SBIR Week to Connect Technology Innovators & Entrepreneurs with Research Funding

SBA Hosts National SBIR Week to Connect Technology Innovators & Entrepreneurs with Research Funding  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will host 2021 National SBIR Week on July 19 through July 23 for small business innovators.  The virtual event will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding – the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) … Continue reading "SBA Hosts National SBIR Week to Connect Technology Innovators & Entrepreneurs with Research Funding" More

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

June Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

June is here and for Alaskans, that means sunshine, salmon, and outdoor activities until you drop! I hope that all of you are able to get out and enjoy all the things that make living in Alaska so great this summer. When you do, don’t be surprised to see more tourists than you expected! Airlines … Continue reading "June Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director" More

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