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Capital Summit to provide small business funding options Oct. 7

Small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to grow or start their business will have access to dozens funding options at the FREE Eastern Sierra Capital Summit on Friday, October 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. 

Posted on: Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 6:31pm

AngelCon

Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host six brilliant tech-driven startups from Central California in a pitch competition to win $100,000+ in equity-backed funding at the fifth annual AngelCon on Thursday, April 21st at 5 p.m...

Posted on: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 8:39am

SBA Fresno District Office To Honor Local Company During National Small Business Week

The SBA Fresno District office today announced three San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast companies as 2022’s outstanding small businesses. These companies will be honored next month during National Small Business Week.

Posted on: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 4:16pm

100 episodes and counting: CSUB business webinars 'rare and credible source of timely, easily understood information'

Modesty always looks better on heroes than boastfulness, and so it's to the credit of Bakersfield small-business counselor Kelly Bearden when he downplays his own role as a reason why the weekly webinar he hosts has become a lifeline to entrepreneurs during the pandemic....

Posted on: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 7:03pm

$2,500 for Eligible Kern County Microbusinesses

Want to find out if your business is eligible for Kern County’s microbusiness relief grant program?

Posted on: Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 6:01pm

Microbusinesses targeted in latest round of pandemic aid

CSU Bakersfield SBDC director Kelly Bearden is in interviewed in the article, “Microbusinesses targeted in latest round of pandemic aid,” published in The Bakersfield Californian, 1/29/2022 ...

Posted on: Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 3:49pm

FREE WEBINAR: Boost Your Business

L O O K I N G F O R WAYS TO IMPROVE REVENUES AND PROFITS WITHOUT BREAKING YOUR BUDGET?

Posted on: Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 1:26pm

Attend our Grow with Google Webinar Series

The Valley Community SBDC is partnering with Creative Rocket Marketing to bring the central valley a series of Grow with Google webinars through January and February! Here is the series schedule:

Posted on: Friday, January 7, 2022 - 3:11pm

7 Business Trends to Watch for in 2022

From travel to technology, 2022 is shaping up to be an interesting year. DECA Direct reports that there are 10 key business trends that will influence companies during the upcoming year. The following is adapted from their article.

Posted on: Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 11:50am

Hiring Your Workforce with Confidence

Free event: Learn about Paid Family Leave Grant and CalSavers retirement program for a modern economy.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 10:00am PT

Posted on: Friday, November 19, 2021 - 11:49am

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.