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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

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

Two Digital Marketing Tools You Can Use

The digital marketing world keeps on evolving. 2021 has revealed several key factors that if you're not using them in your marketing, it may put you at a disadvantage vs. your competitors. Here are two you can use:

Posted on: Monday, November 1, 2021 - 12:52pm

What you Need to Know about Gen Z & Millennials Shoppers

Millennials, move over. A new generation is in the pipeline. According to an insightful article by The Fulfillment Lab, this year, the youngest Millennials will turn 26, while the oldest Gen Zers will turn 25.

Posted on: Friday, October 8, 2021 - 12:14pm

FREE Menu Master Webinar - Starts April 14

Register for our FREE 3-Part Menu Mastery Series

Join us for The Menu Mastery Webinar Series presented by Tom Bruce of Central Coast Food and Beverage.

Posted on: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 9:16am

How to Sell to Corporations

Learn how to Sell to Corporations

Discover what you can do to prepare your small business to sell to large corporations by learning how to navigate corporate buyers, how to know what they are looking to buy, and more during this 4-week program.

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 8:23am

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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.