Alaska Small Business Development Center

Starting a Business – In Person (Seward)

February 21, 2024
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Register by 2/21/2024 5:00 PM

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Are you thinking about starting your own business?  This In-person workshop being held in Seward, Alaska, at the Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC) Student Service Center was designed just for you!  Join us in Seward on February 21, 2024, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for “Starting a Business,” presented by our very own KellyAnn Cavaretta, Seward Small Business Advisor, Alaska SBDC.

In this one-hour in-person workshop, you will learn about the initial steps and considerations for starting a small business, such as:

  • business licensing;
  • legal forms of business;
  • business record-keeping;
  • hiring employees;
  • business planning; and
  • access to financing.

Let the SBDC help guide you through the process of starting a small business. There will be a questions and answers (Q & A) session that will follow the training.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  KellyAnn Cavaretta, Seward Small Business Advisor, Alaska SBDC.  Kelly Ann Cavaretta lives and breathes small business. Her past 7 years have been predominantly defined in marine tourism – managing a push-the-limits seasonal small business explosion that Seward summers know best. An entrepreneur herself, Kelly Ann comes from a footing of shared experiences as SBDC’s newest Seward Business Advisor. From working as an environmental consultant in San Diego to managing 60 seasonal employees and a seasonal boat tour company in Seward to starting her own small yoga studio and own nightly rental business, Salted Roots Cabins, to buying an existing downtown restaurant and long-term rental business, Thorns, Kelly Ann hopes to bring real-time experience to her community clients. To say Seward is her home is an understatement – She’s a proud resident of Seward, a community volunteer and board member, an avid recreationist in these coastal mountains, and a new mom. Kelly Ann has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University.

EVENT LOCATION:  Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC) Student Service Center located at 519 Fourth Ave, Seward, AK 99664.

The link above will take you to our client portal, where you will be able to register for access to this training video.