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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.

Posted on: Friday, September 15, 2023 - 6:02pm

NEWS! Bakersfield Entrepreneurship Grant

CSUB’s Extended Education and Global Outreach training program is designed with individual modules to help existing and new food and beverage businesses become more profitable.

Posted on: Monday, July 17, 2023 - 4:28pm

USC Access to Capital Workshop & Resources

The USC Center for Economic Development (CED) will hold a FREE online Capital Access Workshop on Thursday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Posted on: Monday, June 19, 2023 - 11:08am

2023 SBDC Day Luncheon was a Resounding Success

A heartfelt congratulations to the well-deserved awardees who were recognized at the 2023 SBDC Day Luncheon on 3/15/23:


Fresno County Business of the Year - Full Circle Brewing Company, Fresno, CA

Posted on: Friday, March 24, 2023 - 2:28pm

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

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

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