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Our SBDC helps stimulate economic growth by helping small businesses succeed. We provide knowledge and support throughout a vast array of expertise including business planning, loan packaging, social media marketing, e-commerce, media buying, public relations, insurance, food services, intellectual property, human resources, and more.


RECENT Webinars

"Grants to Grow Your Innovative Business"

Aired August 30, 2017

ot a technology or innovative business idea, invention or concept? Have you heard about Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs? These are grant programs, available to small businesses from 11 federal agencies. Funds have to be used to develop new products or materials that are listed by each agency as topics of interest or problems to solve. Learn more about these resources in this webinar!

To view past webinars, click the link:  SBDC Webinars Archive Homepage

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2017 Upcoming Webinars

Fast-Track Marketing Strategies

with Claudia Newcorn

October 25, 2017

Webinar ID: 959-748-019

Have you ever been faced with difficult marketing decisions? Award-winning business book author Claudia Newcorn is here, along with a panel of other marketing experts, to share with you some of the best practices that they have incorporated into companies over the years. Hear how you may be able to implement these ideas into your business to help grow sales and profits!

Access Capital to start and grow your Busine$$

with Jeremy Hofer

November 15, 2017

Webinar ID: 358-712-963

Access Plus Capital (formerly Fresno CDFI) provides financing, training, and asset development services for low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs.  Their loan programs range from $10,000 to $50,000 helping busineses start-up, strengthen, and expand. Learn about the steps to take to get the capital you need through this educational webinar featuring Jeremy Hofer, Access Plus Capital's Director of Operations.

They serve 14 counties in Central California including: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Merced, Mono, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, San Benito, Monterey, Kings, Tulare, Inyo, and Kern.

* All Webinars take place during 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm. So get ready to LUNCH & LEARN!

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The California State University Bakersfield SBDC is part of the Central California Network hosted by UC Merced.

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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration.




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Step 2: We match a Business Consultant to your needs
Step 3: Consultant contacts you for no-cost consulting

For more information on SBDC services, please contact the SBDC office. 661-654-2856 - General information provided below.


Monday- Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(661) 654-2856
1631 17th St. Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93301


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