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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“We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our lenders. They play a vital role in financing the startup, growth, and recovery of Alaska’s small businesses,” says SBA Alaska District Director Steve Brown.
September 18 was a busy day for Alaskan entrepreneur Jessie Janes, owner of Zip Kombucha: he launched Black Label Booch, the company’s new signature hard kombucha line, and hosted the grand opening of Zip Kombucha’s recently renovated taproom at the company’s midtown location on Arctic Boulevard near 36th Avenue.
2020 Alaska Small Business Owners Honored by SBA Alaska District as Part of National Small Business Week
The awards highlight entrepreneurs’ resiliency and perseverance.
“We have a long way to go to get back to ‘business as usual.’ We’re seeing lingering impacts to revenue, employment, supply chains, and vendor relationships,” says Bill Popp, AEDC president and CEO.
As Alaskan business owners rethink and retool how they do business, the SBA and Alaska SBDC have a clear message for the business community: you aren’t alone.
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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.
Upcoming Event: 2020 Alaska Chamber Fall Forum
From September 22 through October 1, the Alaska Chamber’s 2020 Fall Forum will be a virtual series of four webinars/panels culminating with the policy forum that will highlight issues of statewide importance, set its policy agenda, and recognize outstanding individuals and business members for their accomplishments and contributions.
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Spreading the Word
When Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) first aired TV commercials featuring the tagline, “A Place That’s Always Been,” the reaction was surprising. Not only because they received numerous accolades and marketing awards for the campaign but because, at the time, it was rare for Alaska Native corporations to market themselves through the media.