Whether you need a location for your next workshop, access to market research databases, or examples of sample business plans, APL can connect you to the tools you need to create and grow a successful business. Look to the top right under Resources For to find more information for your specific venture.
Small Business Workshops
Basic Bookkeeping for Entrepreneurs
This workshop is very basic and is meant for beginners to bookkeeping. It will go over the fundamentals of financial record keeping, in relation to real-time, automated, software such as QuickBooks Online, Sage “Peachtree”, Xero and others. Prior experience is not required. Topics include: Compliance, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and reading financial reports. Forms and info to be discussed include IRS Forms 940, 941, 944, 583, W-2, W-4, and i-9.
This class is free of charge but pre-registration is required.
Monday, November 4, 10:30-12:30 pm - Loussac Library, Moose Room
Starting a Business
Are you thinking about starting your own business? This free 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.
Lynda.com: Offers hundreds of trainings and thousands of hours of instruction presented by reliable industry experts on everything from marketing strategies to QuickBooks tutorials.
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Mergent Intellect: Market research, industry reports and demographics data and trends.
Small Business Reference Center: Business plan templates, industry forecasts and Alaska-specific startup information.
Business Source Premier: Company and industry profiles, market research reports and full-text business articles from academic journals.
Libraries Mean Business Podcast
In partnership with business development organizations across Alaska, Anchorage Public Library created a podcast series to help listeners learn more about their business resources and resources across the state. Listen to each episode to dive into a different business-related topic. Be sure to check out our resources for business owners, nonprofits and entrepreneurs.