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

The use of chatbot technology to brainstorm, build structure around business plans, and help businesses grow are among topics of this week’s free webinar presented by the Small Business Development Center at CSU Bakersfield. 

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden begins the webinar with a look at weather-related disaster assistance for businesses, economic fallout with a banking crisis, capital resources, and grants.

Bearden is joined by Justin Powers, owner and founder of Kernville Cowork, a coworking space in the Kern River Valley that serves as a hub for small business startups. Powers talks about emergence of the ChatGPT platform, uses business owners have discovered, and potential for the technology to help businesses grow. The new AI platform was released in 2022 and received a major update this week. Powers has more than a decade of experience in web development. He worked with Salesforce, Inc., and several tech startups prior to launching Kernville Cowork in 2018.

This marks the 268th episode of the weekly “Webinar Wednesday” business series that provides news and information helpful to employers and business owners. The SBDC provides free one-on-one consulting to help small business owners. New and existing businesses can sign up for assistance by clicking here!

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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.