SVOG Portal Opens on April 8

Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG) – what you need to know this week: Helpful Information SVOG FAQs SVOG Overview – SBA Alaska SBDC SVOG Overview – Alaska SBDC Originally, registration was required in the federal government’s System for Award Management ( for an SVOG, however, as of this week, this is no longer necessary or … Continue reading "SVOG Portal Opens on April 8" More

Meet Andrew Kerosky!

We’re not kidding when we say we have some o the most talented people within our organization striving to serve Alaska’s small business community. Andrew is no exception! After receiving his Economics undergrad from UAA in 2013, Andrew found a role through the Alaska Permanent Fund as a senior fund analyst at Crestline Investors, a … Continue reading "Meet Andrew Kerosky!" More

Fannie Lou Hamer: A Warrior Who Never Backed Down

Fannie Lou Hamer: A Warrior Who Never Backed Down – A Hero for Civil Rights and Economic Equality BY JADE GREENE, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, NORTHERN AND RURAL BUSINESS ADVISOR On October 6, 1917, Fannie Lou Hamer was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi into a sharecropping family and spent much of her early years in the … Continue reading "Fannie Lou Hamer: A Warrior Who Never Backed Down" More

Highlighting Twisted Root Market

Opening in 2018 as a specialty marketplace for difficult-to-find food and goods, Twisted Root Market owner and founder, Sierra Roland, centered the store on her experience as a health coach and nutritionist. With the goal of providing Wrangell with exceptional variety, quality, and service, Twisted Root Market has lived up to its motto: Community. Sustainability. … Continue reading "Highlighting Twisted Root Market" More

PPP extended to May 31 – now what?

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Deadline is Extended to May 31, 2021 From the SBA: Today President Biden signed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act into law extending the PPP deadline from March 31 to May 31, 2021. Read the full statement from SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman about how this is “providing additional critical relief … Continue reading "PPP extended to May 31 – now what?" More

Alaska SBDC Hosts its Final COVID-19 Briefing

Last year, out of a dire need to disseminate information relevant to small business support and navigating the impact of COVID-19 on our communities, the Alaska SBDC began hosting daily briefings with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and The Foraker Group to ensure Alaskans had access to the most up-to-date information available. Special guests included … Continue reading "Alaska SBDC Hosts its Final COVID-19 Briefing" More

PPP Extended to May 31, 2021

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, Congress passed a bill to extend the loan application deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to May 31, 2021. This extension also gives the SBA through June 30, 2021, to process lender applications.   The PPP Extension Act of 2021 is expected to be signed into law by President … Continue reading "PPP Extended to May 31, 2021" More

Alaska Small Business Lending Forum 2021

Alaska Small Business Lending Forum 2021 The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are convening an Alaska Small Business Lending Forum to support access to small business loans and other financial services, especially for small businesses serving LMI individuals and families, vulnerable communities, and communities of color.  Alaska Small Business Lending Forum … Continue reading "Alaska Small Business Lending Forum 2021" More

WeIcoming Isabella Casillas Guzman, the SBA’s 27th Administrator

WASHINGTON – Isabella Casillas Guzman has been confirmed as the 27th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. On March 16, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nominee with broad bipartisan support, 81-17 votes as Administrator of the SBA. Guzman will represent the more than 30 million U.S. small businesses and lead an agency committed to helping small business … Continue reading "WeIcoming Isabella Casillas Guzman, the SBA’s 27th Administrator" More