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SBA and USDA guaranteed loans 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 an update on the $900 million State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), a look at the economy, and updates on remaining available government pandemic relief programs.
Kelly is be joined by Craig Howells, SBA Division Manager for Bakersfield-based Mission Bank. Howells discusses the Small Business Administration’s guaranteed loans including the 7(a), and the USDA’s business and industry guaranteed loan program.
This marks the 122nd 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 go to www.csubsbdc.com for more information or to sign up for assistance.
00:59:15 Status/Action for Key Programs
05:35:10 What's Up Today?
08:48:14 Economic Corner
12:00:16 CA Dream Fund Grants
13:08:09 State Small Business Credit Initiative – SSBCI
13:26:07 Recent webinar topics on YouTube
14:35:03 Marketing Moment – KFC plucks slogans
20:40:12 Kelly introduces Craig Howells, SBA Division Manager for Mission Bank
22:25:14 Craig Howells begins presentation
53:07:14 Questions and answers with attendees