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If you missed one of our weekly live webinars, our ever-expanding pre-recorded webinar series provides a great selection of expert insights to help you with your business. 

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Google Adwords

Google Adwords allows small businesses to leverage the power of Google to promote their companies, and one of the most powerful ad types is AdWords. Join Steve Burnside in our crash course and disc...

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Managing Your Small Business Beyond the Pandemic with guest John McFarland - 9/1/2021

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden is joined by John McFarland, senior vice president of client development at Worklogic HR a Vensure Employer Services Division Partner. McFarland discusses fede...

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Reach Customers Online with Google

Learn how your business can be found online with Google. This workshop explains how Google Search works and how you can improve a website's visibility with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The ses...

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Small Business Cybersecurity


Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks, important for any small business that uses technology.

Bill Britton, cybersecurity expert wi...

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Coffee and Conversation with PLATESCRAPE

From realizing a need to raising the necessary capital, we discuss the challenges startup companies face and how to navigate and overcome them from a grassroots entrepreneur. We also cover manufact...

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Managing Your Small Business Beyond the Pandemic with guest Keith Brice - Nov. 24

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden is joined by Keith Brice, president and CEO of Mid State Development Corporation to discuss local business trends observed throughout the last half of this yea...

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Managing Your Business Beyond the Pandemic with Dr. Richard Gearhart - Dec. 1

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden is joined by Richard S. Gearhart, CSUB Associate Professor of Economics from the school of Business & Public Administration. Dr. Gearhart discusses a varie...

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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.