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.
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A small business in Fairbanks that grew from a bus to a storefront in a year has won the 2021 Golden Carrot award from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources in recognition of its Alaska Grown display creativity, support of Alaska Grown small businesses, and success during the fifth annual “Alaska Grown $5 Challenge” campaign.
The 2021 Techstars Alaska Startup Week concluded November 12 following five days of programming that drew over 600 attendees from myriad industries and communities across Alaska. Over 60 free events—from business open houses to panel discussions—were offered, featuring the expertise of local entrepreneurs, investors, nonprofit leaders, policymakers, and startup ecosystem builders.
Alaskan Owned apparel is a for-profit, social enterprise focused on making positive community impacts big and small, says owner Becky Strub.
US Small Business Administration Alaska District Office Announces Top SBA Alaska Lenders for FY 2020
“Our lenders play such an important role in financing the startup and growth of Alaska’s small businesses. Especially this past year, they were critical in offering funds to so many struggling businesses,” says SBA Alaska Director Steve Brown.
“All Alaska businesses should develop a workable crisis preparedness plan that takes into consideration what we learned over the last 18 months from the pandemic,” writes Steve Brown, SBA’s Alaska District director. “The following are six simple business strategies a business can use for future crises.”
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Voices of Healthcare: Professional Perspectives
"I think there’s been a change in culture, and I think Alaska has been a little bit more progressive in promoting women,” says Ella Goss, CEO of Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC). Goss started working at Anchorage’s largest hospital in 1997 as an ER nurse and rose through the ranks of management. Providence has intentionally promoted female leaders from within, she says, developing their potential because the talent pool in Alaska is so small due to the state’s population.