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*WEBINAR: Managing Your Small Business Beyond the Pandemic - Nov. 17

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden will be joined by Assistant Director, Helle Petersen, of the Water, Energy and Technology Center (WET Center) at Fresno State. They will discuss how the Wet Center provides opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses that focus on water, energy and agricultural technology. The support is given through a wide variety of programs, services, assistance from industry and academic professionals, and funding.

CSU Bakersfield is one of seven designated BlueTechValley cluster hubs, one of WET Center’s programs to be discussed in the webinar. Collectively, the hubs serve throughout 39 counties covering two-thirds of California.

Additional updates will include the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program [EIDL], supplemental and targeted EIDL, the final round of the California Relief Grant program, PPP loan forgiveness and appeals processes, and more.

Questions from attendees will be taken.   

This marks the 88th in the weekly “Webinar Wednesday” series that provides reopening and current pandemic relief updates on available federal, state, and local funding options, tax credit programs, employee programs, and other opportunities helpful to employers and business owners. 

The SBDC provides free one-on-one consulting to help small business owners. New and existing businesses can sign up for assistance by clicking here!


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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.