Small businesses make up the majority of business both in Alaska and nationwide. Alaska Business provides coverage of established small businesses as well as offers expert insight into how to improve upon business operations or even get a small business loan with the help of organizations such as the Small Business Administration and Alaska Small Business Development Centers, among others.
Latest Small Business News
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.
SBA Pacific Northwest Regional Administrator Jeremy Field stresses the importance of supporting small businesses this holiday shopping season.
The Small Business Award recognizes SAME sustaining member firms that “achieve outstanding results in support of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, and Navy, as well as company support for the professional development of its employees through participation in SAME education and activities.”
Practicing individual artists can now apply for COVID-19 economic relief funding through the city, and eligibility criteria has been expanded to accommodate some hospitality businesses that were excluded from round one funding of the Hospitality Business Relief Grant Program.
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is celebrating this year’s winners of the 63rd Annual Gold Pan Awards, which were broadcast live by Upper One Studios from Matanuska Brewing Company’s midtown Anchorage location.
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Op-Ed: Alaska’s Business Owners Are Not Alone
SBA Regional Administrator and Alaska SBDC Executive Director Jon Bittner want Alaskan business owners to know what resources are available as they develop pivot plans to respond to the changing business environment brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Alaska Small Business Development Center helps small businesses grow throughout Alaska via its expanding online resources and business management expertise.
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Diving into Alaska Aquaculture
Aquaculture is an industry Alaskans are probably familiar with, even if they’re unfamiliar with the term itself. Broadly, aquaculture refers to the cultivation of numerous species of fish and aquatic plants, such as shellfish, algae, and finfish, as well as enhancement and restoration projects designed to increase wild populations of specific species, says Heather McCarty, vice-chair of the Alaska Mariculture Task Force.