Business Assistance & Start Up

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The Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) which is hosted by the University of Alaska and funded in part by the US Small Business Association, has assisted businesses by providing free, confidential technical business assistance and low-cost business training in Alaska for twenty years. The Alaska SBDC measures its success by the number of new business start-ups, counseling hours, jobs created and capital infusion.

Bryan Zak, the Southwest Regional Director for the Alaska SBDC has already seen significant results impacting the lives of community members from the services provided through the Homer office of the Alaska SBDC. These results are reported on a quarterly basis to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor.

The mission of the Alaska SBDC is to foster, promote and assist the growth and development of small businesses in the state of Alaska through a multi-faceted business assistance program.

SBDC offers FREE, confidential, one-on-one counseling designed to provide practical and useful information to small business owners and individuals interested in starting a business. Counseling is provided in the following specialized areas:

Business Start-Up/Acquisition

Source of Capital


Accounting & Records

Tax Compliance

Financial Analysis/Cost Control


Computer Systems


International Trade

Call SBDC directly to make an appointment with Bryan for either Homer or Soldotna: 907-260-5629.

Office for use!

When Bryan is not in Homer, the Homer Alaska SBDC office at the Chamber can be used, by appointment only, for clients as a resource center to access tools that will help in business development. This office also has a current library of business-related books that can be signed out by clients or Chamber members. Call SBDC at 907-260-5629 to make arrangements.

For current Homer Chamber SBDC hours and upcoming workshops, view this month's Chamber newsletter.

Doing Business in Homer

Click here for more information on how to start a business or other information related to having a business in Homer.