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Office Holiday Hours

Our office will be closed from December 24th through January 2nd. We wish you a happy holiday season with your loved ones! Our office will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd. See you in 2023!

Posted on: Monday, December 5, 2022 - 8:37am

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

CA Dream Fund

Are you thinking of starting a business? Are you looking for ways to find funding to start it? The Central California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in conjunction with the new California Dream Fund Grant Program may be able to help.

Posted on: Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 3:49pm

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

California Dream Fund Seed Grant Program

The CA Dream Fund provides microgrants up to $10,000 to seed entrepreneurship and small business creation in California.

Posted on: Monday, March 7, 2022 - 8:25am

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

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