CSU Bakersfield SBDCServing Inyo, Kern, and Mono Counties.
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed
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Monday, July 17, 2023 - 4:28pm
CSUB’s Extended Education and Global Outreach training program is designed with individual modules to help existing and new food and beverage businesses become more profitable.
Successful completion of the online Bakersfield Foodservice Management Program will allow your business to apply for a $5,000 or $10,000 grant through the City of Bakersfield Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Technical Assistance and Grant Program.

The Bakersfield Foodservice Management Program is offered in partnership with the Small Business Development Center at CSU Bakersfield and CSUB Extended Education.

Bakersfield Foodservice Management Program at CSU Bakersfield – Description of 12 weekly courses - Click here to view courses.

Bakersfield Foodservice Management Program at CSU Bakersfield - Click here to go to website.

Contact Us
CSU Bakersfield SBDC
1631 17th St. Suite 200,
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 654-2856
Bakersfield Entrepreneurship Grant Program VIDEO - click here to watch.
Learn program requirements, ways to qualify, how to apply for the City of Bakersfield Entrepreneurship Grant Program.
SBDC director, Kelly Bearden and NaTesha Johnson, Program Director for the Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development at Kern Community College District and Bakersfield College Launchpad discuss the nuts and bolts of this newly opened grant program. It is designed to assist local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and will provide technical assistance and capital for entrepreneurs, startup businesses, and small businesses that are income-qualified or located within qualifying census tracts of the City of Bakersfield.
Qualifying clients may be eligible for grants of $5,000, $10,000, $25,000, or $40,000. Grant funding may be used for payroll and benefits, utilities, mortgage or rent payments, license or permit fees, expansion costs, operating expenses, and more.
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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.