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Create your opportunity

Starting a business is no easy task. Once you have the idea, you must research to see if there is a consumer base to make it viable, decide what type of business model you will establish, purchase necessary licenses and permits, raise capital, and rent or buy equipment, workspace, and other supplies. In order to ensure your business does not fail, the best way to succeed is to plan. As Tariq Siddique once said, "If you are failing to plan, you are planning to fail".


To support the growth of industries within Skagway, the Skagway Development Corporation offers the Small Business Resource Center with staff on-hand to assist entrepreneurs looking to start or expand a business in Skagway. 

Where to Start

Ask yourself if you're ready

Complete your Business Plan

Create your marketing plan

Small Business Assistance Resources
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SDC- Small Business Resource Center


US Small Business Administration


AK Small Business Development Center

Finance your business

Get the proper licensing and permitting

Alaska Division of Corporations, Business & Professional Licensing

Municipality of Skagway Business License


IRS- Business EIN and taxes


Division of Motor Vehicles 

Skagway Police Department- Commercial Ground Transportation

Other SDC Business Support Programs

Certified marked Made in Skagway
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