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Wrangell Cooperative Association & FEMA Announce FEMA Assistance Now Available for Landslide Survivors

Anchorage, Alaska – FEMA Individual Assistance is now available for residents of the City and Borough of Wrangell affected by the landslides that occurred on November 20, 2023. Assistance may include grants for home repairs, temporary

New Scam Targeting Small Businesses

America's SBDC (Small Business Development Center) and SBA (Small Business Administration) warn small business owners about sophisticated scams that attempt to steal their information.

PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal for All PPP Borrowers

SBA has recently issued a policy change regarding the PPP loan forgiveness application process. This adjustment is designed to support SBA’s ongoing efforts to locate PPP borrowers who have not yet applied for forgiveness and

SBA Cybersecurity Guide & Virtual Events

Cybersecurity Guide Surveys have shown that a majority of small business owners feel their businesses are vulnerable to a cyberattack. Yet many small businesses cannot afford professional IT solutions, have limited time to devote to

October is National Women’s Small Business Month

Women mean business and Alaska SBDC and SBA are here to support! Together, we help women entrepreneurs launch new businesses and compete in the marketplace. See the SBA’s guide for women-owned businesses to connect with

SBA Cyber Summit in October

Every Wednesday in October, get the tips you need to strengthen your small business’s cybersecurity and hear from experts like Internet pioneer and Google Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf! The SBA will convene experts from

Tribal College Small Business Achievement Grant Program Open

Applications are now open for the SBA Tribal College Small Business Achievement grant program to fund up to four (4) Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) to provide entrepreneurial development services to Native American communities. Application

Are You Ready to Export? Meet the Export Import Bank of the U.S.

Are you ready to export? Join SBA Seattle’s Wednesday Webinar on August 2 at 9AM, to hear from EXIM Regional Director about how EXIM provides small businesses with the tools and resources necessary for international

HUBZone Map Changes Go Into Effect July 1

Check the preview map to determine whether your business will be located in a historically underutilized business zone once the new map goes into effect. Learn more about the these changes.

SBA Alaska District Office Announces Top Alaska Lenders for FY22

Congratulations to Evergreen Business Capital and Northrim Bank for being recognized as top lenders in Alaska by the U.S. Small Business Administration! We are thrilled to share that Evergreen Business Capital has been awarded the

Alaska Crab Crash: Affected Small Businesses May Be Eligible for Low-Interest Federal Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering special disaster loans to some businesses impacted by the recent red king crab and snow crab closures. The SBA announced that eligible entities are small agricultural cooperatives, aquaculture

SBA THRIVE 2023 Cohort Application Open Now

Want to take your business to the next level? SBA THRIVE 2023 can help you get there! Join the next cohort to acquire MBA-equivalent knowledge, amplify your leadership skills, and build relationships with a community

SBA EIDL Deferment Period is Ending: Are You Ready?

The deferment period for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) is coming to a close soon, which means many businesses must now begin making loan payments. To learn how to create an account at,

Attention Certified VOSBs and SDVOSBs

Effective January 1, 2023, the VA certification application process will be transferred to the SBA. Here is what you need to know. Action Needed Background Effect of VA Verification Period of Eligibility See the details specific