Alaska Resources

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. is a program of University of Alaska Anchorage and the Alaska Small Business Development Center. promotes Alaska-based products and services, encouraging Alaskans to shift their outside spending back into Alaska.

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development offers services including business licensing, a reference guide to establishing a business in Alaska, and small business assistance. Copies of the Department’s reference guides may be obtained on disk at the Seward Chamber. You can also research business names to be sure yours stands out and register your unique name.

Alaska Growth Capital fosters business growth in Alaska through lending and counseling services.

The Alaska Department of Labor specifies your requirements as an Alaska employer.

Alaska employers and employees pay state unemployment tax. Complete information is available from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Employment Security Division.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Workers’ compensation is a program that requires employers to pay medical costs and partial wages for employees with work-related injuries and illnesses. Workers’ compensation insurance can be purchased from insurance companies.

Workplace Posters. Employers are required to post certain information for employees. Posters are available at this link.