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Small Business Development Center

The SBDC offers one-on-one business consulting at no cost to you. We present our Webinar series every third Wednesday of the month at no cost, and also host a number of seminars and classes throughout the year. All of these services are provided to the small business owners in Kern, Mono, and Inyo Counties.

Upcoming Events 

Register for the FREE Business Webinar HERE

Recent Webinars

Capital Connectors Business Forum Webinar

Aired Apr 01, 2015

Whether you are a start-up, are already operating successfully and looking to expand, have a business or product that could use financial backing or just have a fantastic idea, the Capital Connectors Venture Forum is an excellent opportunity for you and your business to reach the next level. Capital Connectors Venture Forum will bring together companies from all over to present their business/ideas to our great team of local investors who have pioneered new trends and technologies on their real life journeys to success. All are welcome to submit their plan through the web. Capital Connectors Venture Forum (presented by WorkLogic HR) is the premier event where start-ups and early stage companies will be given the opportunity to pitch their business/ideas to a panel of local business owners/investors for a chance to acquire both Capital and business Connections in exchange for an equity stake much like the hit television show "Shark Tank." In addition to providing a forum for as many as 25 presenting companies, the event will feature expert panel discussions and a workshop for presenters. All will occur on June 4, 2015.

Solarize Kern County- Business Webinar

Aired Mar 18, 2015

Small businesses and homeowners will soon have a simpler, more affordable option for going solar, thanks to innovative, group-purchasing program. The Kern Economic Development Foundation has partnered with the Community Environmental Council to launch Solarize Kern County, which offers discounted, group-purchase pricing for solar panels from vetted, local installers. Presenter: Jefferson Litten, CEC's Solarize Program Manager Moderator: Richard Chapman, President & CEO Kern EDC

To view Webinar Archives Click HERE

Past Events

Kauffman Fast Trac Class

In December 2014, the Small Business Development Center had the honor of graduating 11 entrepreneurs in their Kauffman Fast Trac course. The course taught by Angel Cottrell an SBDC Consultant, was held over a 10 week span where the curriculum focused on growing preexisting and start-up businesses.

For more information on Classes offered by the SBDC please visit our class page

Kauffman Class graduates

Pictured Left to Right: Kelly Bearden (Director), Orlando Nunez, Tina Warren, Jay Thompson, Kathy Carpenter, Rich Beiere, Jocelyn Duran, Nila Hogan, Angel Cottrell (Instructor), Ali Morris, Simon Lee, Day Smith, Dr. Mark Evans (P.I.), and Emmanuel Medina Lopez.


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The California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) Small Business Development Center is an affiliate of the UC Merced Small Business Development Center regional network and is partially funded by CSUB, the University of California, Merced and the U.S. Small Business Administration. This is a partnership program under the current Cooperative Agreement with U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of California, Merced. Reasonable accommodations wil be made, upon request, for handicapped individuals.




World Wind & Solar -- Success Story 2014

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


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