Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVO)

Interested in learning more about the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant? It is emergency assistance available for eligible venues that are negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources: SVO Program Details and Eligibility  Shuttered Venue Operators Grants – FAQ Shuttered Venue Operators Grants – Overview SBA Video – Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Overview More

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in PPP

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program Steps to Promote Equitable Relief for Mom-and-Pop Businesses  Release Date: February 22, 2021      WASHINGTON – Building on a month of strong results, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration are taking steps with the Paycheck Protection Program to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses. The latest round of Paycheck … Continue reading "SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in PPP" More

SubZero Heats Up

Perhaps it makes sense that a North Slope worker might have some thoughts about freeze drying. That was certainly the case for Monica Peck. When she’s home in Palmer instead of expediting up north, she and her big, outdoorsy family spend lots of time camping, hunting, and fishing. Seven years ago they started making freeze-dried … Continue reading "SubZero Heats Up" More

Meet Jim Harty!

We cannot thank the talented temps that have joined our team enough for their contributions this past year. This week, we’re happy to introduce you to Jim! Jim Harty has spent the last 13 years working in Commercial Finance, supporting clients in everything from SBA Loans and Conventional, to Private Placement and Equity Investment.  Prior … Continue reading "Meet Jim Harty!" More

February Update from the Executive Director

February is already here and there is a lot to talk about, so I’ll get right to it! On the Federal relief front, the SBA and private-sector financial institutions have processed over 891,000 PPP loans nationwide worth over $72.7 billion. Out of that, 2,217 Alaskan businesses and nonprofits have received PPP loans totaling $228 million … Continue reading "February Update from the Executive Director" More

Captain Healy and the Art of Bridge Building

Captain Healy and the Art of Bridge Building By Jade Greene, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, Northern and Rural Business Advisor Captain Michael A. Healy has been recognized since the late 20th century as the first man of African American descent to command a ship of the United States government. His feats as a law enforcement officer, … Continue reading "Captain Healy and the Art of Bridge Building" More

Press Release: 4th annual Small Business Survey and Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/02/2021 Alaska SBDC and small businesses are taking on the pandemic together The 2020 Annual Report shares data-driven insight into COVID-19’s impact on small businesses  Anchorage, Alaska – February 2, 2021– As part of the Alaska Small Business Development Center’s commitment to collecting feedback from Alaska’s small business owners, the Alaska SBDC … Continue reading "Press Release: 4th annual Small Business Survey and Report" More

Alaska SBDC and small businesses are taking on the pandemic together

The 2020 Annual Report shares data-driven insight into COVID-19’s impact on small businesses and shows how Alaska SBDC and small businesses are taking on the pandemic together. As part of our commitment to collecting important data to help policymakers better understand Alaska’s small businesses, the Alaska SBDC is proud to share the results of our … Continue reading "Alaska SBDC and small businesses are taking on the pandemic together" More

More than $113 Million in PPP Loans Approved by SBA in Alaska

More than $113 Million in PPP Loans Approved by SBA in Alaska in Current Round of Funding That Re-Opened This Month ANCHORAGE, Alaska – As part of ongoing transparency of economic aid programs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released data summarizing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan approvals made through Jan. 24, 2021. The SBA re-opened the PPP on … Continue reading "More than $113 Million in PPP Loans Approved by SBA in Alaska" More