This round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021, and by allowing certain existing PPP borrowers to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan.
Akiak Technology is owned by Akiak Native Community, a federally recognized Alaska Native Tribe, and is an IT consulting business “with expertise in digital transformation.”
EIDL loan applications will continue to be accepted through December 2021, pending the availability of funds. Every eligible small business and nonprofit are encouraged to apply to get the resources they need.
“I saw a lot of opportunity to grow it, even though it was an established business, and it was one of those feel-good businesses where the public really embraces it and everyone feels like it’s theirs: it belongs to them, it’s their Bagoy’s,” says Chanda Mines, who owns the florist shop with her husband Randy.
The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation and partners have released the registration for a Seaweed Farm Start-up Training Program to be held for Alaska residents interested in starting their own seaweed farm in Alaska.
For 2021 the UAA College of Business and Public Policy has expanded eligibility for its Business Plan Competition, which offers $10,500 in cash prizes to entrepreneurs.