CSU Bakersfield SBDCServing Inyo, Kern, and Mono Counties.
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

CSU Bakersfield SBDC

The CSU Bakersfield Small Business Development Center (SBDC) promotes the development, growth and success of small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout Kern, Inyo and Mono Counties.

Complimentary Services for New and Existing Businesses

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No cost professional business consulting from industry experts in finance, marketing, and more.
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Trainings, Events & Workshops

Expert training, boot camps, workshops, & events designed to help you start or strengthen your business.

Webinar Wednesdays

Especially created to help employers and business owners, this live and locally produced, our one-hour weekly "Webinar Wednesday" covers a variety of topics ranging from updates on available federal, state, and local funding options, tax credit programs, and employee programs, to expert presentations on crowd funding, cash flow management, HR, marketing and more

Central California SBDC Spotlight

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No cost training program for new home daycare businesses!

Nurture is a nonprofit that works with community-based organizations, small business development centers, and child care resource and referral agencies. They provide child care training programs for aspiring entrepreneurs interested in starting a home daycare business. The 12-week child care course provides training, mentoring and grant assistance for new startup home daycare businesses. Classes are given in English and Spanish. The program is available at no cost through the Central CA SBDC network service area. Text "learn more" to 833-241-3994 and talk to a Nurture Coach!

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Find out How we can help you to start, grow and succeed!

Whether you want to launch, grow, transition or innovate your business, we can provide expert consulting, training, market research, access to capital and other tools at low to no cost assistance.

Your Local SBDC center is a part of the Central CA SBDC Network which since 2003, has assisted thousands of companies, from start-ups to established firms; helped to create and retain over 10,000 jobs; and created more than $435 million in loans and equity.

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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.