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

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden is joined by Keith Brice, president and CEO of Mid State Development Corporation, a non-profit SBA lender based in Bakersfield that serves Central California. They discuss the current lending environment for growing businesses, and take a look at a variety of lending programs recently added or that will be coming online in 2022. Additional topics include information on Kern County’s new $1.2 million Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, 504 loans, nano grants, and more. This marks the 100th consecutive “Webinar Wednesday.” The series began on March 18, 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic shutdown. Locally produced, the weekly webinar continues to provide pandemic relief updates on available federal, state, and local funding options, tax credit programs, employee programs, and other opportunities 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.