Extension Partners with Small Business – Alaska

Our eXtension community, Entrepreneurs and Their Communities, continues to highlight Small Business Week+. With land-grant universities across the country supporting small businesses and their development, we have lots of great small business partners to highlight. If you are thinking about starting a small business, stop in at your local Extension office.

Guest Blogger: Kathryn Izdorek, University of Alaska-Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service

Market stand The Hapunan Shack

Marie Bridgewater has just begun her second season at the Fairbanks Downtown Market. With the assistance of the UAF Cooperative Extension Service, Marie has been able to successfully start her own small business selling Lumpia (Filipino egg rolls) at a food stand.

Extension was able to assist Marie by helping to navigate the process of becoming a small food business in the state of Alaska and providing a DEC permitable space for preparation of food products to take to market.

Come see Marie and try her egg rolls any Monday at the Fairbanks Downtown Market.

Marie’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/whatshapunan

This entry was posted in Local food, niche, smalll business, startup by gmuske. Bookmark the permalink.

About gmuske

Glenn Muske believes in rural, small businesses as the cornerstone of a strong economy. His current efforts, as his own boss, focuses on helping those business owner achieving success. Previously, he did this for North Dakota State University Extension Service and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.

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