Alaska SBDC Update for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

As many of you have undoubtedly heard, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced a prohibition on dine-in service for food or drink at bars, breweries, and restaurants through March 31 in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Entertainment businesses and gyms are also impacted by this prohibition. The order will go into effect at 5 p.m. … Continue reading "Alaska SBDC Update for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19" More

Alaska SBDC Message Regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Alaska SBDC is hosted by the UAA Business Enterprise Institute and in coordination with state and local health departments, will follow all closures and guidelines as directed by the university and the State. As a precaution, beginning next week, all Alaska SBDC physical locations will be unavailable for in-person meetings, training, and walk-ins. Alaska … Continue reading "Alaska SBDC Message Regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)" More

COVID-19: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. Please read the full article on Interim Guidance for Businesses and … Continue reading "COVID-19: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers" More

Alaska SBDC Visits Kodiak

You might remember that during the summer of 2018, Alaska SBDC launched an initiative to reinvigorate its approach to rural development by establishing a new Rural Development Program, with the Director position filled by then long-time Alaska SBDC Business Advisor, Ian Grant. In its commitment to ramping up community outreach efforts, the Alaska Small Business … Continue reading "Alaska SBDC Visits Kodiak" More

Director’s Year-End Review

We at the Alaska SBDC hope that your 2019 was as productive and successful as ours was and look forward to sharing even more achievements with you in 2020.    A few highlights from last year include the launch of our new online workshop program with over 20 online on-demand classes, our Rural Business Development … Continue reading "Director’s Year-End Review" More

Highlighting: Beaver Brothers Trading Company (BBTC)

Beaver Brothers Trading Company (BBTC) is a tourism-based attraction located on Prince of Wales Island in Kasaan, Alaska. Owners Quinn Aboudara and Edward McCarthy were inspired to start their business as they both have strengths rooted in what they do, with trapping and blacksmithing, and felt that there was a way to provide a service … Continue reading "Highlighting: Beaver Brothers Trading Company (BBTC)" More

Alaska SBDC Awarded USDA Grant to Help Launch Series of Rural Business Kiosks

Anchorage – Thanks in part to a recent $66,500 grant awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is reinvigorating its approach to rural development by ramping up its community outreach efforts and introducing a series of fully automated business center kiosks. These kiosks will offer access … Continue reading "Alaska SBDC Awarded USDA Grant to Help Launch Series of Rural Business Kiosks" More

Alaska SBDC Rural Development Program Travels to Hoonah

During the summer of 2018, Alaska SBDC launched an initiative to reinvigorate its approach to rural development by establishing a new director of rural development position, filled by long-time Alaska SBDC business advisor Ian Grant, and ramping up its community outreach efforts. One of Grant’s first journeys was to beautiful Hoonah, Alaska, where he discovered … Continue reading "Alaska SBDC Rural Development Program Travels to Hoonah" More