Set Up Shop: Plan It!

Ready to start or expand your business? Our Set Up Shop: Plan It! training program provides the tools you need to grow, and ongoing resources to help your continued success.

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We offer comprehensive, personalized training for new or growing entrepreneurs. Our training is provided in cohorts of 10-15 people over the course of 7 sessions. Each session features a different topic, including business strategy, operations, marketing, financials, and more, all taught through classes and workshops by our experienced staff and industry professionals.

Course content and pace are customized to each group's needs. We've graduated 18 cohorts since the program began in 2017, led by ACLT staff and partners including The Business Boutique, Alaska Literacy Program, the Polynesian Association of Alaska, and Alaska Growth Capital.

Interested in joining? Our next cohort will begin in October 15, 2024. Apply at the link at the bottom of this page!

The program is open to anyone who lives or operates their business in the Municipality of Anchorage. Those who live or do business in the neighborhoods of Mountain View, Fairview, Spenard, Muldoon, and Downtown will be prioritized.

Interested in joining the program?

Apply today! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis year round, but you will need to apply by September 23, 2024 for participation in the October 2024 class. Submit a quick and easy application form at the link below and a member of our staff will reach out to you to discuss your goals!

Have questions?

Reach out to Samir Akal at, or 907-748-5848!