CSUB Small Business Development Center to hold financing conference

The Small Business Development Center at California State University, Bakersfield, invites small business owners to a financing conference, “Access to Capital,” on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 8am to 3pm at the Doubletree Hotel, 3100 Camino Del Rio Court.

The daylong conference will provide details and strategies for lending, financing options and solutions for small business owners. Small business lending programs and other sources of capital needed to grow or start a small business will also be the focus of the conference. Featured information will include dozens of loan programs, technology, innovation loan and grant sources, and investor equity resources.

“This is truly the place to be to learn about the dozens of unique small business lending and equity programs to assist small business growth,” said Kelly Bearden, Director of the CSUB Small Business Development Center.  “Traditional and alternative financing programs, and even assistance for technology and innovative businesses, will be provided.”

Dr. Reuven Gliick, Group Vice President for International Research for the San Francisco Federal Reserve Ban, will give the keynote address. Glick, an Economist, will address the market recovery from the financial meltdown of 2007 and its impact locally. While at the San Francisco Fed, Glick was an associate of recently nominated Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen.

The conference kick off speaker will be Brad Triebsch, a principal in the Central Valley Fund, one of the few local venture capital firms investing in local small businesses. A general session trio of successful, local business leaders will detail secrets on how they grew their respective businesses to employ hundreds of local residents. 

General admission to the conference is $59. Pre-sale cost is $49 before November 1, 2013. Registration to the conference includes the luncheon keynote speaker, general session speakers, and three breakout sessions.  Table purchases and sponsorships are also available. For more information, call 661-654-2856, or register online at www.csub.edu/sbdc.

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