Ready to start or expand your business? Our Set Up Shop training program provides the tools to set up or expand your business and ongoing resources to help your continued success.

Set Up Shop spring graduates.

We offer comprehensive, personalized training for new or growing entrepreneurs. Our training is provided in cohorts of 10-15 people over the course of 10-12 weeks. Each week features a different topic, including business strategy, operations, marketing, financials, and more, all taught through classes and workshops by an experienced small business instructor.

Course content and pace are customized to each group's needs. We've graduated 8 cohorts since the program began in 2018, taught by partners including The Business Boutique, Alaska Literacy Program, and Alaska Growth Capital.

Interested in participating? Our next cohort will begin in 2020. Each cohort is open to anyone who applies, with prioritization to entrepreneurs who live or do business in Mountain View, Fairview, Spenard, and Muldoon.

Though the full cost of the program is $750, we are able to offer it for only $100 per participant, and can work with you to find the payment plan that is right for you. Participants must be available for most class dates.

Want to learn more or apply?

Applications for two new spring cohorts are now OPEN!

Cohorts will run from March to May, with space for 10-12 businesses in each. The first cohort is open to anyone who applies, with a prioritization of entrepreneurs living or doing business in Mountain View, Fairview, Muldoon, and Spenard. The second cohort is targeted specifically to food-based businesses, and will cover the ins-and-outs of food business ownership.

Do we have your interest? Apply for either one by clicking the link below!

Want to talk to someone to decide if the program is right for you?

Reach out to our Set Up Shop Program Associate, Camilo Ortiz at or