Soldotna Resources for

starting a business

Thinking about starting or growing a business in Soldotna, Alaska?  Our community is a great place to do business! However, wherever your business is located within the state, it is your responsibility to be aware of the federal, state, and local government laws and regulations which may impact your business, but we will help you do just that by providing these helpful business resources.

Entrepreneurs, welcome!

Congratulations on your decision to open a business in the Soldotna. The
City’s business climate, existing and planned projects, customer base, amenities, and overall quality of life make Soldotna one of THE best places to start a business.

Many people at one time or another have considered owning and operating their own business. Who doesn’t long for the independence of being your own boss and being
successful with something you’re passionate about? The Soldotna Chamber welcomes
your business and your entrepreneurial spirit and wants to make the process of
opening your business as easy as possible. 

Although this page may not answer all of your questions, we hope that it will provide you with some of the basic tools and resources that may enable you and your business to become a success story. 

Kenai Borough Economic Development

The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District (KPEDD), a private non-government resource, enhances the quality of life for Borough residents through responsible and sustainable regional economic development.

Each year KPEDD hosts the annual Industry Outlook Forum, the Business Innovation Center (incubator) and a variety of micro loans to business start ups, especially to businesses for whom traditional financing models have proven difficult.

Spark Soldotna

Do you have plans for the steps you would take to grow your business if you only had the available capital to do so? Would you hire and train additional employees? Do you market your business in new and exciting ways? Invest in new equipment or software? Spark Soldotna could help. Since 2019, the Soldotna Chamber has awarded $14,000 to community entrepreneurs just like you through Spark Soldotna- the Small Business Scholarship Program!


That’s right, the Soldotna Chamber hosts its very own “Shark Tank” style event, giving new and established entrepreneurs the opportunity to present new or enhanced business products or ideas to Soldotna’s very own “Sharks.”

The overall winner will receive $3,800 and a Soldotna Chamber Membership valued at $200!

Looking for a Location?

Find property

The City of Soldotna Economic Development & Planning Department can help you find available land or existing buildings within the City.

Alaska Business Licensing

License Info

You can apply online for a business license and/or search the state database at any time. Renew or register for a license below!


Alaska Small Business Development Center

Alaska SBDC

The Alaska SBDC helps small businesses grow throughout Alaska via its expanding online resources and its 35 years of business management expertise.