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Important Dates:

  • Monday, Oct. 16: Alaska Small Business Development Center workshop/webinar.
  • Oct-February: Access to free online subscription-based business plan writing software Contact for your paid 6-month subscription.
  • Jan. 1 – 31: Free review and pre-scoring of your business plan draft by the Alaska Small Business Development Center.
  • Friday, March 2, 12:00 p.m.: Business plan submission deadline to
  • March 2 – April 3: Independent judging panel reviews and evaluates business plans.
  • Wednesday, April 4: All participants are notified and travel is arranged for the top three finalists.
  • Tuesday, April 24: Top three finalists present to the judges and three winners are selected – grand prize $10,000, second place $7,000 and third place $3,000. Presentations will be scored, the combined score of the written plan (worth 80%) and the presentation (worth 20%) determines the ranking of the winners.
  • Wednesday, April 25: Winners present at the APICDA Community Conference and receive seed money prizes  from the Aleut Corporation and APICDA.


Helpful Links:

U.S. Small Business Administration’s Free Virtual Business Plan Writing Class  

Alaska Small Business Development Center’s webpage