Aleutian Marketplace 

The Aleutian Marketplace is a partnership between APICDA, the Aleut Corporation, Wells Fargo and Fastwyre. The program works with community members, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and creative people throughout the Aleutian-Pribilof region to explore business concepts and talk about the nuts-and-bolts of entrepreneurship to help develop the regional economy.

We are currently hosting a webinar series covering topics of interest like financial business basics, branding, starting a beading jewelry business, and the requirements of attaining a business license. The webinars usually have about 15 participants and are hosted on the third or fourth Thursday of the month. Connectivity can be an issue, so we use a Zoom format with a call-in toll-free number; about half of the participants call in and follow along with a pdf version of the speaker’s presentation that is emailed out prior to the event. 

The Aleutian Marketplace Micro Grant is available for eligible businesses in the Aleutian/Pribilof Island region. Businesses can apply for grant funding for up to $3,000 to be used for a wide selection of items that are essential to start or assist an established privately owned business. The  application due date is March 15, 2023.


Past Workshop Presentations / Recordings: 

The Aleutian Marketplace is offered to residents of the twelve Aleutian-Pribilof communities of Adak, Akutan, Atka, Cold Bay, King Cove, Nikolski, False Pass, Nelson Lagoon, Sand Point, St. George, St. Paul and Unalaska.

Entrepreneurial Resources in Alaska

Alaska is a great state for entrepreneurism. Below are links to resources available to individuals interested in starting a business.  Topics include:

  • Starting a business
  • Buying a business
  • Buying a franchise
  • Selling a business
  • Raising money
  • Small business advertising
  • Economics for entrepreneurs
  • Legal advice for business owners
  • Operational advice
  • Small business finance
  • Small business taxes
  • Small business technology
  • Human resources for entrepreneurs

Alaska Small Business Development Center:

Alaska Startups:

One Million Cups Anchorage:

Launch Alaska:

Live Plan:

Anchorage Public Library:

Anchorage Economic Development Corporation:

Small Businss Assistance Center:

UAF Entrepreneur Handbook:

Alaska USA’s Business Resource Center:

United States Department of Labor’s Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship site:

Alaska Journal of Commerce Small Business site:

Gaebler site:

US Small Business Administration:

For Questions Contact:

Ellen Krsnak
Call: (907) 929-5273