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

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.


00:00 Intro

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

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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.