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

SBDC director and host, Kelly Bearden takes a detailed look at the technical aspects of applying for the California Dream Fund Seed Grant Program, and discusses recent changes in the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program for borrowers. Additional topics include updated application requirements for Kern County’s $1.2 million Microbusiness Relief Grant Program, the Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative [SSBCI] to help small businesses in disadvantaged communities, the Employee Retention Credit, and updates on other government business pandemic relief programs. This marks the 106th in the weekly “Webinar Wednesday” series that provides reopening and current 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.