Attention Bristol Bay businesses and limited entry permit holders: applications are now being accepted for round two of the Alaska ARPA Business Relief Program!
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 2022.
If you need assistance completing your application, contact Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation at 907-842-4370 or 1-888-478-4370.Read More
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
We’re excited to announce the Bristol Bay Holiday Gift Guide, a project of the BBNC Shareholder-Owned Business Directory!
As you complete your holiday shopping, be sure to visit the gift guide for a variety of unique gift ideas from businesses rooted in Bristol Bay.
Whether you’re looking for handcrafted earrings for a jewelry lover in your life or a gift certificate to treat a loved one to fresh-caught Bristol Bay salmon, the Bristol Bay Holiday Gift Guide can help you complete your shopping list.
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Interested in joining the gift guide? BBNC shareholders, descendants, or shareholder spouses can email firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your gift, a photo, and a link to your website or email address where buyers can place an order.
Welcome to the BBNC Shareholder-Owned Business Directory, a one-stop resource to find the broad range of businesses owned by BBNC shareholder, spouses, and descendants in Bristol Bay and Beyond.
BBNC is excited to announce this new project that will allow others to browse, support, and hear the stories of our shareholders’ creative and innovative businesses. To add your business to the directory, please sign-up here. To update your business information, contact email@example.com.
We’re launching digital advertisements to bring attention and new visitors to the directory. We’ll also be featuring stories highlighting shareholder-owned business of the month and more.
Thank you for visiting and stay tuned for more exciting updates!