kodiak business workshop materialsHow to Start a Small Business in Kodiak

Cómo Iniciar un Negocio Pequeño en Kodiak

A Guide for Spanish Americans - Un Guía para HispanoAmericanos

This pilot project promotes community development by working with the Hispanic community to build trust and develop human capital. It is hoped this project will broaden to become a statewide program in the future.

Objectives include:

  1. Engaging the community in the process of business development;
  2. Assisting with business start-up and promoting activism in social issues;
  3. Creating a "training of trainers" mentor program that enables groups within the community to become self-sufficient and self-sustaining.

kodiak business classRecently, the University of Alaska Fairbanks and several local organizations joined together to organize a Spanish-language workshop aimed at helping Hispanic women launch businesses. The workshop was held in December 2008.

The Alaska Latina Women's Association also has requested a workshop on personal finance to educate the community on different forms of investments. The university was asked to become a voting member of the association and to be their education resource.

Quentin Fong, MAP's seafood marketing specialist, has been providing advice and assistance to individual businesses as well.

Related links

Introducción al Manejo de su Dinero (Introduction to Financial Management) Workshop - Feb. 13, 2010

"Como emprender una empresa pequeña en Kodiak" PowerPoint presentation [PDF; 144 KB]

Business 101 for Kodiak’s Hispanic women aims to inspire entrepreneurship News release from Alaska Sea Grant Newsroom, December 16, 2008

Letter of Evaluation written by Sister Barbara Harrington, Coordinator, Marian Center [PDF; 34 KB]

kodiak business classFor more information

Contact Quentin Fong at 907-486-1517 or qfong@sfos.uaf.edu.