Business meetings, events and seminars (Oct. 21, 2013)


Business Lending and SBA Business Loan Facts, noon to 1 p.m., Anchorage Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave. During this presentation you will learn what a bank is looking for when it reviews credit applications, including ratios and industry risk. Also covered are important banking relationships every business owner should have and resources to help you obtain the capital you seek. Also learn about SBA-backed loans and what you can do to apply for one. Free. (274-7232,


Exit Planning Seminar, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Embassy Suite Hotel, 600 E. Benson Blvd. If you have not started thinking of how you will retire or exit from your business, this workshop is a must. Planning on selling your business? First learn the strategic way to sell. Learn legal, taxation and financial issues related to exiting your business smoothly. Register at or by emailing Free. (347-6062,

Health Care Reform: The Impact on Our Small Businesses, 10 a.m. to noon, Anchorage SBDC, 430 W. Seventh Ave. This course provides an overview of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act from the perspective of Alaska small businesses and discusses upcoming changes facing business owners. Key topics will include minimum essential benefits, small business tax credits and upcoming changes to health benefit plans. By understanding the effects of new and proposed regulations, business owners can be better equipped to make appropriate decisions and enhance profitability. Required preregistration at $20. (274-7232,