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Alaska Startup Week inspires entrepreneurs to buck state’s gloomy outlook



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Inside: New Workshops, Launch Alaska and The Captain's Lady

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"Whether looking to make international waves or just to make a sustainable paycheck, according to SBDC Executive Director Jon Bittner, Alaskan entrepreneurs will play an invaluable role in strengthening the Alaskan economy."

 
 
 

Controlling Costs in a Down Economy

In today’s down economy, cost control could make the difference of life or death for many companies who have systems built to work in a stable growth environment. There’s no better time to take a hard look at how to control your costs.

Tuesday, August 8th at 10:00-11:30pm

 
 
 

This interactive workshop will cover the basics of writing a business plan and how it can help you focus your business, obtain financing, and keep your business on track. The first half of the class will cover the financials for a dummy company chosen by the attendees and the second half will go over the narrative portion of the business plan.

Thursday, August 15th at 9:00-1:00pm

 
 

Recently the IRS has focused more resources on payroll tax audits for worker misclassification. This seminar familiarizes employers with the factors which determine whether a new hire is an employee or independent contractor.

Wednesday, August 16th at 12:00-1:30pm

 
 

Are you a small business ready to hop on the QuickBooks Online train? This course will provide an introduction and overview of the benefits of using Quickbooks Online for small business financial management. Instructor, Julie Nolen, is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor.

Thursday, August 17th at 1:00-3:00pm

 
 

Getting Started with QuickBooks Online

Are you a small business ready to hop on the QuickBooks Online train? This course will provide an introduction and overview of the benefits of using Quickbooks Online for small business financial management. Instructor, Julie Nolen, is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor.

Tuesday, August 22nd at 9:00-1:00pm

 

Delegating Effectively

In this high energy session, you’ll get tools, resources and strategies for delegating responsibilities effectively and with confidence to get the results you want from your team.

Tuesday, August 22nd at 10:00-11:30am

 
 

Passion and dedication fueled owner Jaimie Palmer into fast-tracking her entrepreneurial journey in the hopes of bringing truly unique and interesting gifts and clothing not just to tourists, but to the Ketchikan community also. The Captain’s Lady has worked diligently and intentionally to select products that bring character and delighted smiles to all who visit this little shop. Handmade cards, jewelry, candles, and pottery are interlaced with a beautiful selection of women’s and children’s clothing, purses, and more.

 
 

Join the SBA and guest speaker Sarah Curtis, Associate at Holland & Knight LLP, as they discuss presenting past performance in proposals. The presentation will also explain what this means for sister companies, key personnel, and teaming partners. 

Friday, August 4th | 3:00-4:30pm | 420 L St. Ste. 300

Boots to Business | Reboot is an entrepreneurial training program designed for Veterans and their dependents that have already made the transition back to civilian life. The curriculum continuum includes steps for evaluating business concepts, the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan and information on SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance. 

Wednesday, September 20th | 8:00-5:00pm | 1016 W. 6th Avenue

Are you a rock star entrepreneur who is interested in applying to Launch Alaska's accelerator? Join Launch Alaska for a Q&A webinar. 

Wednesday, August 16th | at 10:00am

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