Aleutian Marketplace Webinar Series


The Aleutian Marketplace is a partnership between APICDA, the Aleut Corporation, Wells Fargo and TelAlaska. 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 monthly 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 20 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 webinar series will resume in the fall of 2021. 

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:  https://aksbdc.org/

Alaska Startups:  https://www.alaskastartups.com/

One Million Cups Anchorage:  https://www.1millioncups.com/anchorage

Launch Alaska:  http://www.launchalaska.com/

Live Plan:  https://www.liveplan.com/

Anchorage Public Library:   http://www.anchoragelibrary.org/services/services-for/businesses-entrepreneurs-nonprofits/

Anchorage Economic Development Corporation:  https://aedcweb.com/where-to-startup/alaska-entrepreneurs/

Small Businss Assistance Center:  https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/ded/DEV/SmallBusinessAssistanceCenter.aspx

UAF Entrepreneur Handbook:  https://www.uaf.edu/files/oipc/Entrepreneur-handbook-faq.pdf

Alaska USA’s Business Resource Center:  https://www.alaskausa.org/business/resources.asp

United States Department of Labor’s Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship site:  https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/SelfEmploymentEntrepreneurship.htm

Alaska Journal of Commerce Small Business site:  http://www.alaskajournal.com/small-business-0#.XJVQu_ZFyaR

Gaebler site: http://www.gaebler.com/

US Small Business Administration:  https://www.sba.gov/

For Questions Contact:

APICDA
Ellen Krsnak
Call: (907) 929-5273
E-mail: marketplace@apicda.com