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Small Business Workshop, Soldotna

  • SBDC Soldotna Center 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Rd., Suite 12 Soldotna, AK 99669 (map)


Starting a Business (9:00am)
Are you thinking about starting your own business? If so, this free workshop is for you! This workshop covers the basic issues you’ll face when starting a new business: market research, business planning, licensing, legal entity type, selecting a location, business record-keeping, hiring employees, access to business loans, and more. Presenter: SBDC Business Advisor Cliff Cochran. Who should attend: Everyone thinking about, or interested in, starting a business.
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Access to Capital / SBA Guarantee Programs (10:30am)
Are you ready to take the plunge and apply for a business loan? Do you want to purchase equipment, buy an existing business, or expand your current business but need additional capital? What are your next steps? What are the banks and credit unions going to want? What exactly are SBA guaranteed loans? Bad credit? Now what? Find out what lenders are looking for when asking you are asking for a loan. Learn about the 5 C’s of credit and what they mean to you. Presented by Nelida Irvine, Lender Relations Specialist, Alaska SBA. Who should attend: Everyone interesting in learning more about business loans and financing.
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Is your Business Ready? (1:00pm)
Contracting with the government can be profitable but it may not always the best business decision. How can you know if your business is ready to pursue government sales? Does the government need your products and/or services? If so who’s buying? Do you understand the pros and cons of government procurement? Who can help? Join us at this workshop to discover how the Technical Procurement Assistance Center (PTAC) can assist you (at no cost) in preparing your business to enter the arena of government contracting. This workshop will also review the preliminary steps of preparing a strategy for government contracting. Presented by Jody King, PTAC Contact Specialist. Who Should Attend: Start-ups and businesses less than 2 years old and interested in government contracting.
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Small Business Certification Programs Overview (3:00pm)
Annually, the federal government awards contracts valued at nearly $100 billion. A percentage of these awards are set aside for small business. This workshop is an overview of the SBA small business programs and their certification/eligibility requirements. Learn about the certifications you might qualify for and what that might mean to your business. Programs covered include Small Business, Disadvantaged Small Business, Women-Owned Small Business, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned, HUBZone, and Small Disadvantage Business 8(a). Presented by Marichu Relativo, Deputy District Director, SBA Alaska Region. Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in doing business with the federal government.
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