PPP Update & New FAQs

As of July 31, Alaska has received 11,597 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for a total of $1,278,375,015! Nationally, 5,083,585 loans have been approved for $521,385,950,607. There is currently $128,230,770,853 left in PPP funding. If you’re interested in applying, we can help, just send us an email or register to work with an advisor! SBA … Continue reading "PPP Update & New FAQs" More

August 2nd – Salmonfest: Streaming for Bristol Bay

From our friends at Salmonfest: Join us on Sunday, August 2nd from 4-7 pm for Salmonfest: Streaming for Bristol Bay: Three hours of fish, fun, and music to celebrate and protect Bristol Bay – streamed to your habitats. While we’ve pressed pause on our annual migration to Ninilchik for Salmonfest, the government continues to fast-forward … Continue reading "August 2nd – Salmonfest: Streaming for Bristol Bay" More

July Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

Normally, July in Alaska is a time of frenetic activity and huge masses of visitors exploring the natural beauty of the state and taking advantage of our bountiful salmon runs. Unfortunately, this year is very much not a normal one. With the remaining potential cruise ships canceling their last late summer offerings, travel numbers at record lows, … Continue reading "July Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director" More

SBA Tools for Small Business Exporters & Global Supply Chains

SBA Tools for Small Business Exporters & Global Supply Chains June 30, 2020- 3:00pm EST (11:00 am AKST) Do you sell overseas or are you part of a global supply chain?  Is your company ready to take advantage of the growing opportunities that a re-opening global market can provide? The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) … Continue reading "SBA Tools for Small Business Exporters & Global Supply Chains" More

June 30 is Last Day SBA Can Approve PPP Loan Applications

One Week Left to Access More Than $128 Billion in Available Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Funds *As of June 20, the SBA has approved more than 4.6 million PPP loans valued at nearly $515 billion. For Alaska, that is 10,523 loans for $1.2 billion There is one week left for small businesses, nonprofits, independent contractors, … Continue reading "June 30 is Last Day SBA Can Approve PPP Loan Applications" More

SBA & Treasury Announce New EZ/Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the PPP

WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020.  In addition to revising the full forgiveness application, SBA also published a new … Continue reading "SBA & Treasury Announce New EZ/Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the PPP" More

June Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

The last two weeks have seen a number of new developments for small businesses across Alaska. On June 1st the state launched its Alaska Cares grant program in partnership with Credit Union 1 to provide $5,000 – $100,000 grants to Alaskan businesses that haven’t received any funding from the federal CARES Act business programs. The Alaska … Continue reading "June Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director" More

EIDL Application Open to All Eligible Small Businesses & Non-Profits

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA’s) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Emergency Advance Program are now open to ALL eligible small businesses and non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are here to help you apply with confidence; to work with an Alaska SBDC advisor, register at https://aksbdc.org/business-counseling/ View our EIDL application tutorial at … Continue reading "EIDL Application Open to All Eligible Small Businesses & Non-Profits" More

Highlighting Sea Fur Sewing

Alaska Native-owned operated, and focused on social, environmental, and economic sustainability, Sea Fur Sewing hunts in areas that will not be negatively impacted due to overpopulation of sea otters. By focusing hunting efforts on Kake, the shellfish population is able to repopulate after sea otters have overeaten, which in turn allows people to once again … Continue reading "Highlighting Sea Fur Sewing" More