Ready to start or grow your business? Our Set Up Shop training programs provide the tools you need to grow, and ongoing resources to help your continued success.

Set Up Shop graduates celebrating.

Whether you just have an idea, or you’ve been in business for 20 years, our training programs can help. Check out our list of FREE programs below, and choose the one that’s right for you!


Our Training Programs

Set Up Shop: Plan It!

Our signature comprehensive training for new or growing entrepreneurs. Training is provided over a 6-week class, designed to help you learn the ins and outs of operating your own business with experienced staff and industry professionals.

Indigenous Peoples Set Up Shop

Our Indigenous Peoples Set Up Shop program provides business training and assistance, product design, and lending services by and for Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs. These services are FREE, and Indigenous-led in partnership with Cook Inlet Tribal Council and Cook Inlet Lending Center.

Set Up Shop Specialized Cohorts

Our Set Up Shop training curriculum can be adapted to more focused and specific communities. Planning a specialized training can ensure that course content and pace are customized, and that the class is filled with peers of similar contexts and paths on their journey towards business ownership.

Some previous examples of specialized cohorts include a training for English language learners in partnership with the Alaska Literacy Program, a cohort for the Polynesian community in partnership with the Polynesian Association of Alaska, and a cohort for Alaska Native entrepreneurs in partnership with Alaska Growth Capital.

Interested in partnering with us to plan a specialized cohort?

Reach out to Director of Programs Caitlin Taylor