Bristol Bay Entrepreneurs Invited to a Free Workshop Series
BBNC, Alaska Small Business Development Center, Bristol Bay Native Association, and U.S. Small Business Administration are hosting a free, five-part online workshop series through March designed to teach entrepreneurs the skills to start and grow small businesses in the Bristol Bay region.
All classes are two hours long and will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the below dates:
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Starting a Business
Are you thinking about starting your own business? This workshop was built for you! We will cover basic issues faced when starting a small business such as business licensing, legal forms of business, business record-keeping, hiring employees, business planning and access to financing. Let the SBDC help guide you through the process of starting a small business.
Presenter: Ian Grant – Alaska SBDC Juneau Center Director
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Online Banking Options for Small Businesses
Taking your business online opens up a multitude of opportunities including how you get paid and bank. Join us for presentations from Wells Fargo and Alaska USA to learn about business banking options. Then learn about online payment options that work directly with your bank account to make managing your business income simple and convenient.
Presenters: Kristine Holdridge – Business Development Officer at Alaska USA FCU, Tabitha Hobson – Small Business Banker at Wells Fargo, and Sarah Walker – Training & Program Manager at Alaska SBDC
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Using Online Selling Platforms
Online sales platforms: done-for-you or do-it-yourself. Here are the pros and cons, plus best practices.
Presenter: Ken Okonek – CRO of Beacon Media + Marketing
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Marketing Your Business Online
Online marketing is more than just putting products online. It’s about building a personal brand and developing relationships. Join us as we explore marketing strategies for your business!
Presenter: Jennifer Christenson – CMO & Co-Founder of Beacon Media + Media
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Silver Hand: How to Participate
The final training in this series will introduce the Silver Hand program and how to participate. The Silver Hand program helps Alaska Native artists promote their work in the marketplace and enables consumers to identify and purchase authentic Alaska Native art. The seal indicates that the artwork on which it appears is created by hand in Alaska by an individual Alaska Native artist.
Presenter: Andrea Noble – Executive Director of the Alaska State Council on the Arts