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Picture ThisAKSourceLink's Vision

Alaska’s strong entrepreneurial network enhances the development and growth of small businesses.

AKSourceLink's Mission

To support the success of Alaska’s new and expanding small businesses by connecting them efficiently to the information and resources they need.

AKSourceLink's History

Launched in July 2009, AKSourceLink is a community referral network that links small and emerging business owners in Alaska to local resource partners who offer services that help small businesses grow and prosper.

The AKSourceLink network consists of nonprofit organizations, university programs, and government agencies that provide resources to promote the success of small businesses in Alaska. Resource partners include economic development organizations, educators, technical assistance providers, state and federal programs, networking groups, loan providers…and more.

The role of AKSourceLink is to connect entrepreneurs and small business owners to the resources they need when they need them. We do not offer business counseling or educational services directly to the entrepreneur. Referral services are provided to businesses free of charge.

AKSourceLink began as a collaborative initiative of 16 economic development organizations with the common goal of promoting entrepreneurship across the state by facilitating access to information and resources for small business owners, especially in the Alaska’s remote rural communities.

AKSourceLink is an affiliate of the award-winning USSourceLink, which began in Kansas City in 2003 with KCSourceLink, funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Kauffman Foundation. AKSourceLink was launched in July 2009 with the generous support of the Denali Commission.

Our resource partners provide an array of services from Advocacy & Public Policy to Marketing to Training, and all business development topics in between.

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