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

How small businesses can find, evaluate and make the most of artificial intelligence tools is among topics on this week’s free webinar presented by the Small Business Development Center at CSU Bakersfield. 

Host and SBDC director, Kelly 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 the wide range of AI tools available for small business owners, how to find and evaluate them, and how businesses can use AI tools for business planning, marketing, customer service, and more.

With more than a decade of experience in web development, Powers worked with Salesforce, Inc., and several tech startups prior to launching Kernville Cowork in 2018. He recently founded Sierra Shared Spaces, a nonprofit created to transform the identity of the local community by fostering creation and innovation.

The webinar begins with Bearden providing updates on the Bakersfield Entrepreneurship Grant Program, availability of capital resources programs, and weather-related disaster assistance for businesses from local, state, and federal governments.

This marks the 284th episode of the free 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.