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*WEBINAR: Managing Your Small Business Beyond the Pandemic - Sept. 15

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden will kick off the hourlong webinar with updates on the final round of the California Relief Grant program, PPP loan forgiveness, the countdown to the end of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program [EIDL], supplemental and targeted EIDL, and more. 

Bearden will then be joined by Ken Takeda, Regional Outreach Officer for the Western Regional Office of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in San Jose, who will provide a brief overview of the four major types of intellectual property (IP) and why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting them. 

Takeda manages education programs for inventors, entrepreneurs, startups, intellectual property practitioners, K-12 STEM education students and teachers, and numerous other programs within the western region. He will also discuss these programs and the unique changes due to COVID-19.   

Questions from attendees will be taken. 

This marks the 79th 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 is open and 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.