Small Business Assistance Center Thinking about starting or growing a business? The Small Business Assistance Center provides direction for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and existing businesses in Alaska. The following links will guide you to helpful business resources: Events/Training Alaska Small Business Development Center Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Training UAF Cooperative Extension Made in Alaska events calendar Alaska's Marketing and Export Support Programs Alaska Grown (Products grown in Alaska) Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) Made in Alaska (Manufactured products in Alaska) Silver Hand (Alaskan Native hand crafted products) Tourism Marketing - Alaska Travel Industry Association Alaska Export Assistance Center Export Assistance - Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority Preference Programs and Procurement Learning how to do business with the state can be a great opportunity to expand your business and increase sales. The resources below can help you get started. Alaska Product Preference Program Forest Products State of Alaska Purchasing How To Do Business With the State State of Alaska Online Public Notices Federal Contracting: Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Register as a federal contractor (Small Business Administration) Federal contracts to small, disadvantaged business Federal Contracting Assistance Programs Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program HUBzone business website Service-Disabled Veteran Business website Department of Transportation's certification for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Financing Your Small Business Finding funding to launch your business, buy machinery, purchase equipment for your boat or plane can be challenging. Depending on your needs, there are regional, state, and federal loan programs that may be able to assist: State of Alaska Loan Programs (Division of Investments) Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority Loan Participation Program Spruce Root Loan Program (CDFI Lender) Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank Loans in Southeast Alaska (Juneau Economic Development Council) U.S. Small Business Administration Funding Programs USDA Loan Guarantees for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers For-Profit Businesses Alaska Business Development Center - Business Advice, Workshops, and Tools Business Enterprise Institute - University of Alaska Center for Economic Development - University of Alaska Alaska Regional Development Organizations Business consulting and tax related services to rural Alaska residents (Alaska Business Development Center) Alaska SCORE Small Business Administration - Business Guide and Federal Forms Sea Grant FishBiz Project Lawyer Referral Service (Alaska Bar Association) Employment and Training Services (Alaska Labor and Workforce Development) Labor Standards and Safety (Alaska Labor and Workforce Development) Wage and Hour Administration (Alaska Labor and Workforce Development) Workers' Compensation information for Employers (Alaska Labor and Workforce Development) Market research information on Alaska (Alaska Labor and Workforce Development) Licenses, Permits, Forms Corporations, Business, and Professional LicensingAlaska license search Commercial fishing licenses and permits Mining, Land, and Water operating permits Food establishment permits and resources Requirements for operating overnight accommodations Hunting guide requirements Big Game Commercial Services Professional licensing Registration for commercial recreation day use Alaska State Parks Non-Competitive Park Use Permits for Commercial Activities 6-Pack License (US Coast Guard) or Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) for charter fishing, whale watching, SCUBA diving, and tour cruises carrying six passengers or less State of Alaska - Plan Review Bureau: Building Occupancy Certification Business Taxes & Tax Information Tax information on starting a business (Internal Revenue Service) Definitions: corporation, S corporation, LLC, sole proprietor, partnership (Internal Revenue Service) Employer Identification Number (EIN) - What is it, and how to get one IRS credits and deductions for your business Filing and paying business taxes (Internal Revenue Service) Employment Security Tax Alaska Department of Revenue - Tax Division Programs State sales taxes in Alaska by city, municipality, or borough Find out everything about payroll taxes IRS requirements if you close your business IRS requirements if you file bankruptcy Alaska Business Development Center Volunteer Tax and Loan Program Taxpayer Advocate for help with an IRS problem (Internal Revenue Service) Take an online IRS Tax course on self-employment Take a classroom course on business tax returns or payroll taxes Business Competitions Path To Prosperity (Spruce Root) Arctic Innovation Competition (UAF) Alaska Industries Agriculture Fisheries Industry Forestry Forest and Timber Products Minerals and Mining Industry Oil and Gas Tourism Industry Non-Profit Businesses Taxes on Charities and Non-Profits (IRS) Find Federal grant funding sources Foundation funding sources for non-profit organizations Alaska funding sources IRS information on StayExempt IRS online course on fundraising for non-profits Target Market Research Alaska Community Database (DCRA) Data on economic trends, unemployment, labor, and cost of living by region Laws that apply to Alaska Native Arts & Crafts (FTC) SBA Advocacy and Small Business Statistics For free counseling to develop and fine tune your business or marketing plan, visit the Alaska Small Business Development Center or the Cooperative Extension Service nearest you.