Best Small Business Resources in the Juneau Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Alaska has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Juneau area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Alaska.

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Juneau Economic Development Council

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Networking

Description

The Juneau Economic Development Center hosts an annual Innovation Summit dedicated to advancing knowledge of entrepreneurship with over 40 speakers and various workshops, as well as ample chances for networking. Consulting is available by appointment and covers a variety of business needs.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

612 W Willoughby Ave.
Juneau, AK 99801
907-523-2300


Juneau SBDC

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

9301 Glacier Highway, Suite 110
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 786-7201
jennifer.adams@aksbdc.org


Juneau SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.