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



As concerns continue about coronavirus (COVID-19), we can help you navigate available resources, answer your business questions and be a trusted partner for your business. Despite the impact of COVID-19, rest assured the SBDC is here to help and we value the privilege to be of service.

Our business advisors are here to help answer your questions, apply for business resources and plan during a disruption. We can help with applying for relief, guiding you through available resources, cash flow concerns, supply chain interruptions, workforce capacity, insurance coverage and more - at no cost.

  • View the COVID-19 Small Business Survival guide here.
  • View the Guide to COVID-19 Loans and Forms here.


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Other Resources

  • Google for Small Business - Resources to help your small business manage through uncertainty - Here are some tips and recommendations to help you navigate this for your employees and customers.
  • Facebook Small Business Grants - Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 qualifying businesses to help during this challenging time. 
  • JPMorgan Chase announces deployment of $5 million to assist small businesses vulnerable to significant economic hardships. 

Monterey & San Benito Counties

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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.