Small Business Development Center

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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

"Money for Everybody? Capital Summit Highlights"

Aired January 10, 2018

The Kern Capital Summit held in December on the campus of CSU Bakersfield highlighted over a dozen small business loan and capital presenters. They promoted several dozen funding acquistion strategies and programs ranging from $5,000 to $ 50,000,000. This webinar features a summary of the vital aspects of each presentation to assit entrepreneurs and small businesses find the capital they need for 2018. 

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


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2018 Upcoming Webinars

How to Improve Performance in the Workplace

with Zane Grace

January 10, 2018

This presentation will help participants understand how Strengthsfinder can catapult productivity and profitability in the workplace. Teams who receive strengths feedback have 8.9% greater profitability. People who learn to use their strengths every day have 7.8% greater producttivity at work. Coupled with Belbin model, used in some of the world's most successful organizations to improve performance through a specialized focus on interaction, you can learn how to best utilize these tools.

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* 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 1: Register Above!
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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