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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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.
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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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