Perplexed by the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?

Our video is a step-by-step walkthrough of the PPP application for both the first and second draw opportunities. Once you register, the link will take you to the COVID-19 Information Channel where you will find this video. Register here! Topics covered are: A brief overview of the changes to the PPP Eligibility requirements Difference between … Continue reading "Perplexed by the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?" More

SBA Re-Opening PPP to Small Lenders on Friday, January 15 & All Lenders on Tuesday, January 19

Lenders with $1 Billion or Less in Assets Will be Able to Submit First and Second Draw PPP Applications on Friday – Continuing Dedicated Access for Community-Based Lenders WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with … Continue reading "SBA Re-Opening PPP to Small Lenders on Friday, January 15 & All Lenders on Tuesday, January 19" More

SBA Launches New, Free Online Digital Learning Platform

Ascent built to assist nearly 13 million women-owned small businesses WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza, today announced the launch of Ascent, a first-of-its-kind, free digital e-learning platform geared to help women entrepreneurs grow and expand their businesses.  Ascent has valuable content such as tips on preparing and recovering from disasters, strategic marketing, and business financial strategy development. … Continue reading "SBA Launches New, Free Online Digital Learning Platform" More

SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opens Jan 11

From the Small Business Administration (SBA): WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to … Continue reading "SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opens Jan 11" More

SBA Extends COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Deadline through Dec. 31, 2021

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that the deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for the COVID-19 Pandemic disaster declaration is extended to Dec. 31, 2021.  The deadline extension comes as a result of the recent bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress and enacted by President Trump on Dec. 27, 2020. To date, the … Continue reading "SBA Extends COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Deadline through Dec. 31, 2021" More

Holiday Closure 12/21 – 1/3

In alignment with the University of Alaska’s holiday schedule, Alaska SBDC centers will be closed beginning Monday, December 21, and will resume regular operations on Monday, January 4.  We will check and respond to your email as quickly as possible upon our return. In the meantime, you may find these resources helpful:  COVID-19 Resource page: … Continue reading "Holiday Closure 12/21 – 1/3" More

December Update from the Executive Director

The holidays are finally upon us and this year I think we could all use a little extra cheer, so I’ll start out with some good news. For starters, 2020 is finally limping its way to the finish line and while there are no guarantees that 2021 won’t throw us some curveballs, all indications so … Continue reading "December Update from the Executive Director" More

Small Business Saturday is Nov 28!

Tomorrow is #SmallBusinessSaturday! We encourage you to shop locally – either virtually or safely in person – and #LiftUpLocal. Jeremy Field, SBA Pacific Northwest Regional Administrator shared, “Last year, Small Business Saturday spending hit a record high of $19.6 billion from an estimated 110 million shoppers nationwide. Our holiday spending – at whatever level our … Continue reading "Small Business Saturday is Nov 28!" More